The Board of the Food and Beverage Development Fund SA Inc are pleased to announce the establishment of a series of support payments designed to assist and support students or intending students within the food and beverage industries.

Successful recipients receive between $1,000 and $10,000 to develop their skills and knowledge through research, education and/or training.  The support payments are intended to reward individuals that have shown exceptional commitment to vocational education and training and who are committed to furthering their skills and knowledge within their chosen industry.

We firmly believe in the importance of learning and we are committed to assisting those individuals who share this belief. 

To date we have proudly assisted 233 people, and provided approx $1,070,000 in support payments and sponsorship of industry events, numbers that we are incredibly proud of.

We are also responsible for the Cooks Trade Recognition and Bakers Trade Recognition processes for the State.  Further information regarding Trade Recognition is available from the links on this page.


 2021 Support Payment Funding applications have now closed.  Please refer to Support Payments page for further information or complete the Mailing List form to be advised of future funding rounds.

Cooks and Bakers Trade Recognition applications are now being accepted.  Please refer to Trade Recognition page for further information and application forms. 10 applications available now at NO CHARGE for Cooks Trade Recognition thanks to the generous support of the State Government, be quick as applications close end April 2021. 

 Story of one of our recipients – Keva Freeman.

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The Board of Food & Beverage Development Fund acknowledge the devastating impact the coronavirus (COVID-19) is having on families, employees and businesses across Australia and around the world.

Given the current circumstances our staff are working remotely and are also available to meet in our offices by appointment.  Cooks & Bakers Trade recognition applications are being processed as they are received.

If 2020 taught us one thing surely it must be the need to Support SA and Buy Local.  Contact details for many of our recipients are listed here to make your shopping easier.

Please stay safe.  We will get through this together. One day at a time, one step at a time, one chocolate, beer or wine at a time. 

If we can assist in any way please contact us on 08 83629066 or carol@foodandbeveragefundsa.com.au and we will do our best to assist you.



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