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Ken Hom – Lee Kum Kee Scholarship: supporting hospitality and culinary arts students

The prestigious Ken Hom – Lee Kum Kee Scholarship 2021 is now open for applications.

The Oxford Cultural Collective and Lee Kum Kee worked together with food industry icon, Ken Hom, to find their first scholar in 2020. After a tumultuous year for the hospitality industry they are delighted to announce that applications for the Ken Hom – Lee Kum Kee Scholarship 2021 are now open. The closing date for applications is 3rd September 2021.

The scholarship is open to students and recent graduates from any European higher education institutions, who specialise in hospitality or culinary arts.

Up to four winning students will be hosted by Lee Kum Kee on an immersive, cultural and business-focused educational trip to Hong Kong, accompanied by a dedicated host.  They will receive behind the scenes access to leading food businesses and will experience local hospitality. All expenses will be covered, including flights and hotel accommodation, each student will also receive £500 spending money. 

The scholarship reflects world-renowned chef Ken Hom’s commitment to higher education, his belief that students should have a voice on important issues facing the hospitality industry and his dedication to promoting better understanding of Asia’s food culture. Ken Hom said: “The scholarship offers students access to experiences that can help grow their understanding, fire up their passion and help to shape their future career in hospitality.”

For Lee Kum Kee, the scholarship embodies their strong organisational values.  As noted by Maria Chong, the company’s MD for Europe: “We support this scholarship to encourage young talent and to help shape their development in the vibrant hospitality industry. Our 133 years of experience in food demonstrates a rich history and the importance of heritage to our brand, but we are just as passionate about safeguarding the industry’s successful future.”

“Lee Kum Kee is involved with supporting students at all stages, from collaborating with the Ming Ai Institute in London to arrange healthy Chinese cuisine interactive cookery workshops in secondary schools, to the Ken Hom – Lee Kum Kee Scholarship for students in higher education.”  

To learn more and to submit entries, students and graduates should visit the website of the Oxford Cultural Collective: Ken Hom – Lee Kum Kee Scholarship 2021 – open for applications – Oxford Cultural Collective

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