Applications are now open for the Hostplus Hospitality Scholarship, which is open to hospitality workers aged between 22 and 35 years old.

Now in its fifth year, the scholarship offers the next generation of Australian hospitality workers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to work across three different countries in internationally acclaimed hospitality businesses.

On their return to Australia, the winner will be partnered with a local industry leader for a year-long mentorship.

In 2018, three shortlisted finalists will also be invited to participate in an exclusive development day with chef Shane Delia, who will share inspiration from his extensive travels along with insights concerning Australia’s dynamic hospitality industry.

Scholarship applications are open to hospitality workers across all areas of expertise from the paddock to the cellar, kitchen, front-of-house and everywhere in between.

The scholarship prize will be facilitated by Melbourne Food and Wine Festival, and the winner’s international work experience will be tailored to their career interests.

The judging panel for the applications features includes Gail Donovan from Donovans; Umberto Mecchi from Hostplus; Jo-Ann Moody from Melbourne Food and Wine Festival; Rafael Rashid from Beat Box Kitchen, Taco Truck, and All Day Donuts; Matteo Pignatelli from Matteo’s restaurant in Melbourne and Fleur Studd from Melbourne Coffee Merchants and Market Lane Coffee.

Online applications close 5pm EST on Friday 4 May.

Applications are open to all Australian residents currently working in any area of expertise within the hospitality industry.

Apply here.



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