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We’re getting behind the rising stars of the Australian hospitality industry and offering a once-in-a-career break to work around the world.

This is an opportunity not to be missed.

With our industry partner Hostplus, we’ve launched the fifth year of the national Hostplus Hospitality Scholarship. The money-can’t-buy prize gives young guns in the hospitality industry the opportunity to get a ‘foot in the door’ and gain work experience at acclaimed venues around the world. On their return to Australia, the winner will be mentored by an industry leader to support and guide their career path.

New to the scholarship in 2018, three shortlisted finalists will also be invited to participate in a one-off development day with Hostplus ambassador and celebrated chef Shane Delia, owner of Melbourne favourites Maha and Biggie Smalls.

The national scholarship is open to people working across all areas of the industry, whether in the kitchen, at the cellar door, behind the coffee roaster, or out in the paddock.

We’re using our extensive global network to tailor the individual’s work experience.  Last year’s scholarship winner, Caitlyn Rees, is the head sommelier at Charlie Parker’s and Fred’s in Sydney. Later this year, Caitlyn will start her scholarship journey and work across Europe and USA including a stint at Dan Barber’s Blue Hill at Stone Barns in New York State.

Damien Neylon, sous chef from Brae in Victoria was the 2015 scholarship recipient and worked in the kitchens of Relae in Copenhagen, Osteria Francescana in Modena, Italy, and Nahm in Bangkok.

Damien described his time working across the world with the Hostplus Hospitality Scholarship as “life changing”.

“It was so valuable to see these countries for myself and be exposed to different kitchen cultures, ideas, and techniques. I learned so much and I can’t wait to implement some of these ideas back home”.

Online applications for the Hostplus Hospitality Scholarship are open until 5pm on 4 May, 2018.

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