The Hospitality Training Trust has announced a total of $125,229 has been granted to 16 applicants in its 2016 funding round. Carol Stigley, Chair of the Trust that promotes training and excellence in hospitality through funding quality projects, said that Trustees were delighted to receive 25 applications, the highest number since the Trust began in 2011.

“This year saw a great variety in the proposals, and applications exceeded the amount available for distribution,” said Stigley.

Grants have been awarded to:

Ara Institute of Canterbury - $4,250 towards providing a series of their master classes to high school hospitality and cookery teachers.

Bocuse d’Or New Zealand - $15,000 towards the cost of participating in the Bocuse d’Or Lyon 2017.

DINE Academy - $8,000 in support of DINE Wellington.

Hospitality New Zealand - $7,245 towards researching and developing a pilot seminar on creating a successful and cohesive team culture in the workplace.

Hospitality New Zealand - $3,779 towards development and implementation of online training modules on mandatory food control plans.

Manukau Institute of Technology - $26,000 to develop delivery and assessment resources for two unit standards on preparing for competitions.

New Zealand Chefs Association - $10,000 towards the cost of NZ Chefs National Salon 2016

New Zealand Chefs Association - $13,000 towards completing judging qualifications for 248 students.

New Zealand Sommelier and Wine Professionals Association - $2,500 to cover the subscription fee to register as a member of ASI – The International Association of Sommeliers.

New Zealand Sommelier and Wine Professionals Association - $2,400 to allow competitors to travel to Auckland to compete in the New Zealand Sommelier and Junior Sommelier Wine Professional Competitions.

Otago Polytechnic Food Design Institute - $7,000 towards hosting the international Food Design Conference and Studio in Dunedin.

Otago Polytechnic Food Design Institute - $7,000 towards scholarships for 15 high school hospitality students to attend the International Food Design Conference and Studio.

Soul Bar and Bistro - $5,000 towards hosting a guest chef who will present to a group of trainee chefs and front of house apprentices.

Tracy Telfer - $8,000 towards completing Year 3 of the Bachelor of Culinary Arts Programme.

Waiaraki Institute of Technology - $625 towards protective clothing and bee equipment.


Congratulations to the successful applicants.

HTT will call for 2017 grant applications next April.

For more information contact Bev Jarvis, Trust Secretary,