2015 HOSTPLUS Hospitality Scholarship

Photo: Mark Bashinsky, 2014 HOSTPLUS Hospitality Scholarship recipient

Every year during the Festival we are thrilled to bring the biggest names in the industry to Melbourne to set imaginations and appetites alight to share aspirational ideas, unfamiliar flavours and astonishing skills.

But it is equally important for us to spotlight the young guns in the industry too, which is why we’re bringing back the HOSTPLUS Hospitality Scholarship for a second year.

It doesn’t matter which area of hospitality you come from; whether it’s a fiery kitchen, fast-paced front of house, rolling orchard, or the depths of a cellar, you will have the chance to hone your skills at some of the best venues in the world.

The full prize includes:

  • Once-in-a-lifetime work experience in three venues worldwide
  • 15 nights’ accommodation
  • $2,000 spending money
  • Year-long mentorship with a local industry leader

Because we were so impressed with the calibre of applications we received from across Australia last year, this year we’ve introduced state-based winners, who will each receive a year-long mentorship with an industry leader too.

How to apply

1. Create a video
Tell us in 3-5 minutes why you should be awarded the HOSTPLUS Hospitality Scholarship.
Top tip: Don't forget to reference how you meet the selection criteria
Check out 2014 winner Mark Bashinsky's entry video for some inspiration.

2. Gather your documents
You'll need to submit:

  • Current resume
  • Two references (one professional and one personal)
  • Statement of work from your current employer
  • High resolution profile picture
  • Signed copy of the Terms & Conditions

3. Submit your application
Upload your video and documents to wetransfer.com.au and submit to scholarship@foodfest.com.au.

Submissions are open until 10 April and the winner will be announced in May.

Learn more about the 2015 HOSTPLUS Hospitality Scholarship.

If you have any questions, please email scholarship@foodfest.com.au.

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