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Regardless of tenure in the industry, all are encouraged to apply for the WFF Hospitality Scholarships. Ideal applicants are passionate and dedicated individuals who are deeply committed to advancing their knowledge and expertise in the world of wine and food. Applicants demonstrate a clear vision for their career path and understand the value of specialized education in achieving their goals. They exhibit a thirst for learning and a willingness to immerse themselves in the intricacies of their chosen field.

There are two scholarship applications: One is for established students of Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts’ Austin campus. These are $2,500 scholarships for those enrolled in the institution’s Associate of Applied Science Degree Programs for Culinary Arts and Pastry Arts. The other application is for any other hospitality education program including but not limited to Wine & Spirits Education Trust (WSET), TEXSOM, Texas Culinary Academy, The Court of Master Sommeliers, Society of Wine Educators, Wine Scholar Guild.

2024 Hospitality Scholarship Applications

Educational Scholarships Application
for Hospitality Professionals

Apply Here

Educational Scholarships Application
for Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts Students

Apply Here
Applications are due by July 15, 2024.
Recipients will be notified by August 30, 2024.


This year, WFF is granting a total of $90,000 towards its philanthropic initiatives. $35,000 of this is earmarked for educational scholarships. The remaining $55,000 is dedicated to the Sustainable Food Center, Keep Austin Fed, and Green Corn Project – as part of WFF’s mission to battle food insecurity for low-income communities. Learn More about Philanthropy here.

What Our Grant
Recipients Say

“Thanks to the Wine and Food Foundation, I participated in the French Wine Scholar program, getting an in-depth look at the French wine industry, its major wine-producing regions, history and laws and, of course, it’s world-renowned wines. I am grateful for all the experiences I have had with the Foundation, including providing sommelier services to its annual gala and other events, allowing me to continue to grow my wine knowledge and meet so many in Austin’s wine community.”

Denise ClarkeTexas Wine Gal