prizes young waiter

more like a scholarship than a competition (although there is the young waiters crown to work towards) no matter what stage of the program you make it to there are definitely benefits along the way!!


  • if you are not selected as a finalist you will receive brief feedback regarding your application from the judging panel
  • the opportunity to participate in an educational workshop during 2016

state finalists

  • certificate
  • individual constructive feedback from the judges, in person from the judging panel at national judging
  • networking dinner with all the state finalists whilst in Sydney
  • workshops including professional portrait whilst in Sydney
  • participate in a one day skills workshop in your home state during 2016

national finalists

  • certificate
  • individual constructive feedback, in person from the judging panel at national judging
  • an all-expenses paid produce tour of one of Australia’s leading food and wine regions to meet and learn from some of Australia’s world renowned dairy, seafood, meat, horticulture and viticulture producers. This is made possible with support from partners such as PorkstarDairy AustraliaFisheries Research and Development Corporation and Rare Medium

one to watch

  • certificate
  • spend two days at a renowned australian winery with the winemaker, flights and accommodation are included

australian young waiter of the year (scholar)

  • certificate and trophy
  • spend two days at a renowned australian winery with the winemaker, flights and accommodation are included
  • attend 2017 World Gourmet Summit in Singapore as the guest of Sanpellegrino, to attend wine and food master classes, events and network with world renowned industry leaders and wine makers
  • return overseas flights courtesy of Virgin Australia*
  • $3000 cash to assist with overseas travel and work experience expenses

restaurant benefits

  • Electrolux provide the establishment of the winner with a selection of premium domestic kitchen appliances of their choice to the value of $5000 RRP
  • publicity and exposure for the young waiters establishment, with national media distribution and visibility

*terms and conditions apply



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