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Brett Graham Scholarship

This prestigious culinary scholarship was established in 2003 as a partnership between TAFE NSW and the Hunter Culinary Association and is named after one of our most successful alumni, Brett Graham.

Valued at $10,000, the Brett Graham Scholarship includes a return flight to London and travel assistance for the recipient. The Scholarship also includes the opportunity to work with Brett himself at his Notting Hill Restaurant, as well as enrolment into the Certificate IV in Kitchen Management (SIT40521) at TAFE NSW.

Closing date: 5pm Wednesday, 6 September 2023

Applicants must be:

  • A second or third year cookery apprentice, currently enrolled at TAFE NSW Hamilton, Kurri Kurri or Ourimbah, or
  • An apprentice who has completed their training and final assessment with TAFE NSW Hamilton, Kurri Kurri or Ourimbah within the past twelve months

Applicants must also be a member of the Hunter Culinary Association (free to register –

Download and complete the application form. Ensure you sign the declaration and attach all relevant supporting documents.

Brett Graham Scholarship
Application Form
(PDF, 256KB)

Scan and email the Application form with supporting documents to: by 5pm Wednesday, 6 September 2023.

About Brett Graham

After completing his apprenticeship with TAFE NSW, Brett Graham moved to Sydney to work with Liam Tomlin at the highly acclaimed Banc Restaurant. During this time he was awarded the Josephine Pignolet Young Chef of the Year Award, which resulted in his move to the UK.

He is currently Head Chef of Michelin-starred restaurant The Ledbury, which was voted as the 14th best restaurant in The World's 50 Best Restaurants 2016.

Highly passionate about his craft and proud to be alumni, Brett has been providing Hunter chefs the opportunity to work with him at The Ledbury through his scholarship.