Make a lasting impression

And earn yourself a partial scholarship in Hospitality, Cookery or Events

If you have a real passion for a career in Hospitality, Cookery or Event Management, then our High Flyer Program is for you. It’s a scholarship program run by Kenvale College designed to give 26 selected students a real head start in their career. The finalists will be divided into two teams of 13 participating in the Hospitality and Events team or Cookery team.

The program will involve:

  • Two days of hands-on-experience and training:
    Hospitality and Events Team: food and beverage training, prepare mocktails, how to set up for a gala dinner, host at a gala dinner
    Cookery Team: learn the latest industry trends from our chefs, food preparation and cooking a three-course meal for a gala dinner
  • Tour of a prestigious hospitality establishment
  • The chance to win a partial scholarship to study Hospitality, Cookery or Event Management at Kenvale College

High Flyer Program is a partial scholarship where two deserving winners will receive:

  • Entry into the Kenvale Hospitality and Event Management, or Commercial Cookery program
  • $3,000 to go towards their college fees
  • One week’s work experience in New Zealand (at the end of their first year) including airfares, meals, and accommodation
  • A professional development program prior to commencing college, including exposure to industry professionals and involvement in college events

How does the program work?

  1. Apply: If you’re a Year 12 student in 2020, submit your entry online.
  2. Interview: All applications are reviewed and students are called for group interviews at Kenvale College. Some qualities you will be assessed on include; listening and communication skills, leadership and team building, service attitude and a genuine passion for the hospitality, cookery and/or events industries.
  3. Training Program: 26 students are then selected to participate in a two-day training program at Kenvale College and experience hosting or cooking for the gala dinner.
  4. Post-training Interview: A short individual interview on the second day of the program.
  5. Winners Announced: Two students (one each from each team) are awarded a partial scholarship based on their application and overall performance. Winners will be announced at the gala dinner held on the evening of the second training day at Kenvale College.

The key dates to mark in your diary

Wednesday 24th June 2020 Applications close
Thursday 2nd – Saturday 4th July 2020 Student Interviews
Wednesday 15th – Thursday 16th July 2020 Training Days
Thursday 16th July 2020 Gala Dinner

Good luck!

For more information contact one of our High Flyer Program coordinators, Chris Cox or Claudia Lee, on 029314 6213 or