8th June 2021
The Ken Hom – Lee Kum Kee Scholarships 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.”