The Hospitality Training Trust (HTT) has announced a total of $140,081 has been awarded to 16 applicants in its 2017 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 29 applications, the highest number since the Trust began in 2011.
“This year saw a great variety in the applications, with total funds sought being over three times the amount available for distribution. After careful consideration, we have awarded grants to:
- ARA, $5,280, Series Two – Secondary School Hospitality & Cookery Teacher Masterclasses
- Artisan Consulting, $12,475, National Diploma in Hospitality Operations Management Scholarships
- DINE Academy, $12,000, Nurture Scholarships
- Hospitality NZ, $3,450, Workshop – Collaborative Communication – Effective ways to get your message across
- Hospitality NZ, $5,000, Training people with disabilities to be a valuable member of the hospitality workforce
- Hospitality NZ, $10,044, Workshop & expo – taking the leap from school to career in hospitality. Workshop & expo
- Manukau Institute of Technology, $10,000, Hospitality Teachers Conference
- Maori in Tourism Rotorua, $15,000, Online front of house destination induction module
- NZ Chefs Assn. $10,000, NZ Hospitality Championships 2017 – Photography/PR/Media of the event
- NZ Chefs Assn Charitable Trust, $6,000, to provide PD to 1 trainee chefs to attend 60th NZChefs Conference
- NZ Culinary Arts Development Trust (CADT), $8,532, NZ Culinary Journey
- NZ Culinary Arts Academy, $15,000, Bocuse d’Or NZ – Asia Pacific Selection 2018
- NZ Sommeliers and Wine Professional Association, $3,300. Travel and training scholarships to junior staff employed in restaurant in the South Island to attend CMS Level 1 in Auckland
- Onehunga High School, $3,000, National Secondary School culinary challenge winners – get to Taipei
- Restaurant Association, $16,000, Research initiative & 2017 Hospitality Industry Report
- Soul Bar & Bistro, $5,000, bring 2 guest LA chefs to Auckland to be part of Restaurant Month (August) to host various activities.
Our congratulations to these successful applicants. We hope to grow the amount available each year as the Trust builds its capital and in that way increase our support to the industry.”
Founded by the former Hospitality Standards Institute in 2011, the HTT will be calling for 2018 grant applications next February.