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The Hostplus Hospitality Scholarship.

We have a winner!

Congratulations to Elika Rowell, head roaster at Square One Coffee Roasters and winner of the 2016 Hostplus Hospitality Scholarship supported by Melbourne Food and Wine.

Hostplus Hospitality Scholarship Winner Elika Rowell - Head Roaster at Square One Coffee Roasters Photo Credit - Theresa Harrison

Elika will soon undergo work experience with three renowned hospitality businesses around the world as well as a 12 month mentorship from a Melbourne Food and Wine legend. 

Stay tuned for more details about Elika’s upcoming adventures or visit for more info. 

Congratulations also to our runners up Cameron Maher, Assistant Restaurant Manager, Dinner by Heston Blumenthal  and Collin Wood, Development Chef, Andrew McConnell Group.

The scholarship offers a rising star in the food, beverage and hospitality industry a one year mentorship from an industry leader, as well as the chance to gain international work experience with top international businesses. Open to anyone between 18 and 30 years with at least two years’ experience in their field. Covering all aspects of the hospitality industry from front of house to winemakers, the scholarship is the opportunity of a lifetime for talented and dedicated hospitality professionals.

The opportunity of a lifetime

The Hostplus Hospitality Scholarship offers:

  • Return economy airfares (max. value $5,000 AUD)
  • Accommodation for 15 nights (max. value $5000 AUD)
  • Work experience opportunities at acclaimed international food and wine businesses 
  • $2,000 AUD spending money
  • GoPro Camera –  to capture the experience
  • A year-long mentorship with an acclaimed local industry leader and much more.

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