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Ken Hom – Lee Kum Kee Scholarship 2021 – open for applications

Win an all-expenses paid educational trip to Hong Kong, accompanied by a dedicated host.


The Oxford Cultural Collective is pleased to announce that applications for the prestigious Ken Hom – Lee Kum Kee Scholarship 2021 opened on Thursday 6th May 2021. The closing date for applications is 3rd September 2021.

The scholarship is open students enrolled at European higher education institutions on diploma or degree programmes in hospitality, culinary arts or tourism (or related subject areas) and to those who graduated in 2020 or 2019, who are now working in hospitality or tourism.


Applicants are required to submit:


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, and each student will receive £500 spending money.

The Scholarship reflects 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.

From Ken Hom: “I am, first and foremost, a teacher.  I want to do everything I can to support those who have chosen to build their careers in hospitality and the culinary arts.”

The scholarship is generously supported by Lee Kum Kee, the world’s leader in authentic Chinese sauces, whose mission is to build and support talent in the foodservice industry and the culinary world.

Maria Chong, MD of Lee Kum Kee (Europe) Ltd., commented: “Lee Kum Kee supports this scholarship to encourage young talent and to help shape their development in the hospitality industry. Our 133 years of experience in food means we have a role to play in promoting culinary culture and to be part of the industry’s successful future.”

For details on the application process, and rules of entry, follow this link.


Lee Kum Kee

With over 133 years of history, the inventor of Oyster Sauce and a range of authentic and classic Chinese sauces, Lee Kum Kee has a cult following in the foodservice industry. Unsurprisingly, it is the brand of choice for Michelin starred chefs, as well as in kitchens of many British, European, and Asian restaurants in Europe and around the world. Their multi-usage products lend themselves well to an array of cuisines, offering chefs in mainstream restaurants an opportunity to add character and depth of flavour from everything from salad dressings to marinades, in cooking and dipping sauces. Maria Chong, Managing Director at Lee Kum Kee Europe comments, “here at Lee Kum Kee we are passionate advocates of inspiring talent in the industry and equipping chefs with the skills and product needed for success, so there is some great synergy working with Oxford Cultural Collective and Ken Hom on this initiative.”

For more on Lee Kum Kee visit website.

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