Scholarship Auction

A message from Gok Wan MBE, Lucy Mitchell and Sarah Lewis, Founders of the Golden Chopsticks Awards

“This year we wanted to turn our efforts to raising money to support our fabulous hospitality industry. The past 18 months have been brutal. Not only has the industry had the pandemic to deal with, but now the aftermath of Brexit is compounding the skills shortage, which was already heavily affecting the sector. 
So in conjunction with the Oxford Cultural Collective Trust, we have been developing the Golden Chopsticks Awards Scholarship to support students on culinary arts programmes and trainee chefs. We hope that our GCAs scholarship will benefit young homegrown talent, encourage diversity in the sector and offer creative professional development opportunities for trainee chefs.  Our scholarship will focus on skills development of our scholars, drawing on the incredible talents we have within our GCAs community of Judges and Partners. Details on how to nominate a student or trainee chef will be available on the OCC Trust page of the Oxford Cultural Collective website. Let's all play a part in helping the recovery of our much loved hospitality and catering sector.”


The Golden Chopsticks Awards Scholarship (in partnership with the Oxford Cultural Collective Trust) will provide life-changing learning experiences for students on culinary arts programmes and trainee chefs in the UK’s Asian restaurant sector.

The Two Supporters who make the most generous financial donations, as of Friday 15th October 2021, will receive:

Top donor: 
Win ‘Tea with Ken’ - a money-can’t-buy prize experience with the multi award winning chef, author and TV presenter Ken Hom OBE. Either in London when he is next here, or in Paris (if the winners want to travel to Paris at their expense). Enjoy tea for you and a guest in a hotel in London or Paris.

Prize to be taken at a mutually convenient date by both parties, and no expiry date. Also provided Ken Hom autograph to the winners.


Second Top donor: 
Win a sought after spot at Ping’s Masak Club - Malaysian Cookery School, when it opens again in October for you and a guest. Also included a goodie bag containing Ping At Home chilled meals and an apron from the winner of the coveted MasterChef Title 2014. 

Winners will be notified by email on Monday 1st November and announced on the GCAs social media channels.

Donate here:
Golden Chopsticks Awards Scholarship Appeal - JustGiving

Good luck and thank you in advance for each and every generous donation.