Hostplus Hospitality Scholarship

Are you a chef? Farmer? Winemaker? Front of house worker? Producer? Anything in between?

Each year we send one worthy person on a trip of a lifetime to learn from the best in the world.

Applications for our 2016 scholarship have closed - we will be announcing the winner in June.

Applications for 2016 have closed

Each year we send one rising star across the world for three weeks to learn from the best in the hospitality industry.

Open to any area of expertise within the food and wine industry – from the paddock to the table – the winner also receives an exclusive industry mentorship in Australia on return.

The prize

Drawing on Melbourne Food and Wine's extensive international network, the winner will work closely with our team to choose three world-class destinations that relate to their area of expertise.

Prize includes flights, accommodation and spending money.

On return, the winner embarks on a money-can’t-buy mentorship to continue their development in the industry.


Who can apply?

Applications are open to Australian residents aged between 22 years and 35 years who are employed and working in any area of hospitality. 

2015 winner, Damien Neylon

Read tales from his whirlwind trip working at Nahm (Bangkok, Thailand), Osteria Francescana (Modena, Italy) and Relae (Copenhagen, Denmark) 

Week 1: Thailand

Week 1: Thailand

Nahm, Bangkok

Week 2: Italy

Week 2: Italy

Osteria Francescana, Modena

Week 3: Denmark

Week 3: Denmark

Relae, Copenhagen

Terms and Conditions

Please read the Terms & Conditions