2020 Grant Recipients

The Hospitality Training Trust has provided a $1.37 million support package for key industry associations.

The package has been shared by: Hospitality New Zealand, the Restaurant Association of New Zealand, Holiday Parks New Zealand, the Tourism Industry Aotearoa and the New Zealand Chef’s Association — with the individual grants based on membership numbers.

Training Grants

  • Renard Group Limited, $15,500, Business Health Matters - The New Normal, online webinars
  • DINE Academy Trust, $40,000, DINE Nurture Scholarships
  • YoungTEC, $10,000, Leadership Day
  • Vegetables.co.nz/Heart Foundation, $8,230, PD Seminars for Teachers
  • Turning Tables $2,400, Online training videos and resources

2019 Grant Recipients

  • New Zealand Culinary Arts Development Trust (CADT), $10,980, NZ Culinary Journey
  • DINE Academy Trust, $20,000, DINE Graduation and Nurture Fund Scholarships
  • Hospitality NZ, $2,750, Host Responsibility Training
  • Hospitality NZ, $3,685, Conference Study Tour
  • Hospitality NZ, $ 6,600, Nationwide Hospitality Online Training
  • Ignite College, $3,000, Australasian Tapa Competition
  • Lemongrass Productions, $7,000, towards training event with British Chef Marco Pierre White
  • Lemongrass Productions, $3,500, towards training event with New York Chef Amanda Cohen
  • Lemongrass Productions, $4,000, towards training event with Wine Expert – Nick Stock
  • New Zealand School of Food and Wine, $7,500, NZ Wine Guide (2nd edition)
  • Restaurant Association, $15,000, National Leadership Roadshow
  • New Zealand Specialist Cheesemakers Association, $2,000, Awards for Aspiring Cheesemaker and Cheesemaker of the Year
  • Turning Tables, $7,500, taking workshops to the regions
  • Wholegrain Organics, $5,000, Rack Prover for production room for mentoring students
  • YoungTEC, $5,000, Continued Professional Development Project for young leaders in Tourism

2018 Grant Recipients

  • NZChefs Assn, $9,000, towards bringing a guest Chef to attend NZ Hospitality Championships
  • Manukau Institute of Technology, $15,000, Opportunity for hospitality students to graduate through the Graduated Driver Licensing System.
  • DINE Academy, $20,000, Nurture Scholarships - Support pre-employment training & youth development for youths at risk, and support DINE Academy Auckland dinner event.
  • Soul Bar & Bistro, $7,500, towards bring TV chef Nina Compton to NZ to run training events.
  • The Safe Food Project, $14,045, Phase One of the Food Safety Project.
  • YoungTEC, $5,000, Continued Professional Development Project for young leaders in tourism.
  • YoungTEC, $5,000, Second tier of Continued Professional Development Project for young leaders in tourism.
  • NZChefs Assn, $10,000, NZ Hospitality Championships 2018 - Photography/PR/Media of the event
  • Ara Institute, $5,500, Series Three – Secondary School Hospitality & Cookery Teacher Masterclasses
  • RANZ, $20,000, Nationwide Professional Development.
  • Hipgroup Ltd, $9,900, Develop leadership capability in team members with leadership potential.
  • New Zealand Sommelier and Wine Professionals Association, $2,500, Asia Oceania Best Sommelier Competition 2018


2017 Grant Recipients

  • 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


2016 Grant Recipients

  • Ara Institute of Canterbury, $4,250 towards providing a series of three masterclasses to high school hospitality and cookery teachers
  • Bocuse d’Or New Zealand, $15,000 towards cost of participating in the Bocuse d’Or Lyon 2017
  • DINE Academy, $8,000 in support of DINE Wellington
  • Hospitality New Zealand, $5,430 to develop and implement online training modules for health & safety in hospitality
  • 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 NZ 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
  • Waiariki Institute of Technology, $625 towards protective clothing and bee equipment

2015 Grant Recipients

  • Holiday Parks Association, $13,300.00 to hold a Better Holiday Park Businesses Seminar
  • Hospitality New Zealand, $8,220.00 to research and develop a pilot workshop on Managing Difficult and Toxic Personalities
  • Hospitality New Zealand, $7,625.00 to research and develop a pilot workshop on Modern Dietary Requirements
  • New Zealand Chefs Association, $10,000 towards the costs of the NZ Chefs National Salon
  • New Zealand School of Food & Wine, $9,000.00 towards the cost of developing a Beginners Guide to Opening your Food Business
  • New Zealand School of Food & Wine, $13,275.00 develop a 3 day Introduction to Hospitality workshop
  • NZ Sommelier & Wine Professionals, $3,800.00 to enable to Sommeliers to compete at ASI
  • Restaurant Association of New Zealand $21,100.00 to develop Professional Development Seminars
  • ServiceIQ, $14,000.00 to develop the the “Fast Track to Front of House” Programme
  • ServiceIQ, $21,000.00 for research on Customer Perceptions of Service Standards in New Zealand Hospitality
  • ServiceIQ, $14,485.00 toward the Hospo All Stars Team attending the Melbourne Food and Wine Show
  • ServiceIQ, $20,000.00 towards participation at the World Skills International Competition
  • UCOL Palmerston North, $15,000.00 to develop and deliver Secondary School Masterclasses