Young Waiter Prizes

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 2018

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 2018

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 region to meet and learn from some Australia’s world renowned dairy, seafood, meat, horticulture and viticulture producers. This is made possible with support from partners such as Fisheries Research and Development CorporationRare Medium and Porkstar


Australian young waiter of the year (scholar)

  • Certificate
  • participates in a tailor made overseas trip to stage at a world renowned restaurant
  • Return overseas economy flights courtesy of Virgin Australia* to participate in the stage
  • $3000 cash to assist with overseas travel and work experience expenses

Restaurant benefits

  • Publicity and exposure for the young waiters establishment, with national media distribution and visibility

*terms and conditions apply


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