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SYDNEY AUSTRALIA August 5, 2013--Le Cordon Bleu's innovative program of hospitality adventures continues with the release of the Industry scholarship for the 2014 Le Cordon Bleu Master of Gastronomic Tourism program (MGT).

In an effort to support professional development opportunities available for food, wine and travel writers, Le Cordon Bleu will award an annual tuition scholarship (valued at AUD$5000) to an outstanding industry professional to undertake two units from the Le Cordon Bleu Master of Gastronomic Tourism program.

Run in collaboration with Southern Cross University, this program is an exciting online postgraduate degree for "foodies" and industry professionals looking to expand their academic understanding of food and wine and culinary tourism.

Scholarship recipients are able to study this program from anywhere in the world, and can network with like-minded individuals while studying topics ranging from sustainability and food security to contemporary trends in cuisine and culinary arts; from food writing for media to the history of gastronomy and the restaurant; and from small business management and the application of ethical business practices in tourism operations. Current students in the program all work in hospitality, writing, media and tourism and have highlighted the multidisciplinary advantages of undertaking the program to increase industry knowledge and understanding.


“The MGT has consistently attracted growing numbers of students. Typically having contrasting professional and educational backgrounds they nonetheless share a desire to apply their gastronomic knowledge to innovation in business or to kick-start a career change or redirection. Their enthusiasm for the program is shared by the masters teaching staff of Southern Cross University. Their expertise in tourism management, combined with program partner Le Cordon Bleu's pedigree in gastronomy, has created an eclectic mix of 12 subjects including tourism management, food and wine aesthetics, gastronomic tourism and food writing. With a unique curriculum and such engaged, interested students, teaching in the program has been a real pleasure.”

 --- Dr Roger Haden, Manager, Educational Leadership, Le Cordon Bleu


Jarrod Scott of Oxenberry Farm Wines PiicmonkeyJarrod Scott of Oxenberry Farm This scholarship is open to all industry professionals who are currently working or have worked in the food, wine or hospitality industries for the past six months including Chefs, sales/ marketing/event managers, cellar door operators, hotel management, consultants, journalists and  food writers. Modules of the course are ideal for industry professionals as they are designed to encourage students to express ideas, opinions and evaluations relating to food and drink, with particular emphasis on writing in a professional context. Plus both food and drink as a means of communication will be explored through literature, art, film and television.

Other units being offered in the programs include event management and organisation, and look at the fundamentals of events and examines and evaluates the nature of organised special events, their impacts on tourism and host communities, event resources management and operational considerations, together with the strategies necessary to ensure viable event management. These are just two of the fantastic modules on offer through this scholarship opportunity.

Jarrod Scott of Oxenberry Farm Wine, the 2013 Industry Scholarship recipient, commented, "I thoroughly enjoyed my first semester of the Master's program and it's been great to begin a formal education in something I have a strong passion for, all whilst working full-time. I can highly recommend the Masters of Gastronomic Tourism program to anyone who is considering it."

             For more information http://www.lecordonbleu.com.au/gastronomictourism


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