Three stars of the Hunter’s hospitality industry were shining bright when the winners of the highly anticipated TAFE NSW and Hunter Culinary Association (HCA) annual scholarships were announced at an awards ceremony held to celebrate the best apprentice chefs and front of house professionals for 2019. Entrants pitted their skills against one another during a…
Established in 2006, the Hunter Culinary Association is a not-for-profit association guided by a group of industry professionals who volunteer their time to support and promote the region and give back to the industry they are so passionate about.
As a region, the Hunter offers a culinary destination offering diverse and abundant dining experiences ranging from quality cafes to two-hatted restaurants, which proudly showcase passionate and talented industry professionals, regionally sourced produce and award winning wines from some of its highly regarded wineries.
The Hunter Culinary Association continues to grow and establish new opportunities for its members, fostering the region’s talent through initiatives including the Brett Graham Scholarship, the First Creek Front of House Scholarship, the Hunter Culinary Association Apprentice Scholarship, the Encouragement Awards, FOH Workshops and produce tours.
It works together with key stakeholders to guide and empower the young talent of the region and assist them in developing their culinary skills through mentoring and guidance.