• Cyril McAree

Eight Students Selected For Musgrave MarketPlace Scholarship Programme

Musgrave MarketPlace, Ireland’s leading wholesale supplier to foodservice, retail and SME businesses today announced that eight students have been selected for its inaugural Musgrave MarketPlace Scholarship Programme in partnership with Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT).

The eight winning students are:

  • Rachel Jones, Culinary Arts Year 1

  • Erin Lucy O’Dwyer, Culinary Entrepreneurship, Year 1

  • Eniola Salami, Culinary Arts Year 2

  • Fiona Gaffney, Culinary Entrepreneurship Year 2

  • Emily Jane Cunningham, Culinary Arts Year 3

  • Ellen Cavanagh, Culinary Entrepreneurship Year 3

  • Antoinette Osborne, Culinary Arts Year 4

  • Thelma Dunster, Culinary Entrepreneurship Year

Last year, Musgrave MarketPlace made a significant investment of €346,000 in the development of DIT’s School of Culinary Arts and Food Technology, which saw the establishment of the Musgrave MarketPlace’s Scholarship Programme and the sponsoring of its new state-of-the-art training restaurant, which is due to open in autumn 2019.

This investment is part of Musgrave MarketPlace’s ongoing commitment to supporting the progression of the Irish food sector and investing in up-and-coming chefs and future leaders of the food industry.

The Musgrave MarketPlace Scholarship Programme recognises high-achieving students studying for a Bachelor of Arts Culinary Arts honours degree and a Bachelor of Science Culinary Entrepreneurship honours degree.

Each Musgrave MarketPlace scholarship is valued at €3,000 and the scholarships are funded on an annual basis. Upon completion their degree, individuals are given the opportunity to partake in an internship with Musgrave MarketPlace, which aims to encourage students to apply the knowledge and concepts acquired so far to the practical demands of the workplace.

Former DIT student Joseph Roche is just one example of Musgrave MarketPlace’s commitment to supporting the professional development of the next generation of tastemakers in the Irish food sector. Upon completion of DIT’s Culinary Arts honours degree in May 2017, Joseph pursued a six-month placement at Musgrave MarketPlace Ballymun where he honed his culinary skills under the careful direction of a team of highly experienced chefs, led by Clement Pavie. Testament to his hard work and dedication, Joseph now holds the position of Product Development and Demonstration Chef in Musgrave MarketPlace.

Commenting on the 2017 awards, Catherine Lambe, Musgrave MarketPlace Director of HR said, “As a company we are passionate about supporting the future food influencers and food leaders of tomorrow. Our scholarship programme and partnership with DIT forms part of that ongoing support so I am delighted today to announce the first eight recipients of our scholarship programme. All eight students have shown excellence in their field and we look forward to working with the winners on the next stage of their culinary journey.”


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