Food scholarship tie-up launched by Federation of Small Businesses

Aspiring food entrepreneurs can have the chance to turn their dream into a small business reality as the Federation of Small Businesses teams up with Le Cordon Bleu for its annual Julia Child Scholarship.

Wednesday, 1st May 2019, 1:04 pm
Updated Wednesday, 1st May 2019, 2:20 pm
Mary Berry

It aims to provide would-be food entrepreneurs with the first steps to business success. Applicants don’t necessarily need to be a great cook, but need a strong business idea and must submit applications by June 16.

The UK’s food and drink sector has a turnover of around £25bn.

Mike Cherry, FSB National Chairman said: “It’s fantastic that the scholarship this year is looking to reward someone with a fresh and innovative food or drink business idea and we look forward to helping them on their exciting journey.”

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Mary Berry

The prize, which will be presented by Le Cordon Bleu Alumna Mary Berry, and is worth £40,000, includes a year’s membership of FSB; a place on Le Cordon Bleu’s Diplôme de Pâtisserie a three month diploma in culinary management; an internship at the Savoy Hotel; and 12 months luxury accommodation provided by Londonist.