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Lara Winsor

Lara has extensive skills and experience in the wine industry.

Nathan Riches

Nathan has grown up with a passion for food, fermentation and food science.

Kath MacDonald

Kath is an early career affineur with an intense desire to learn more about affinage, build an appropriate skillset and be able to assist local cheese makers to create uniquely matured cheeses and bespoke products.

Sarah Lark

Sarahs application is the first we have ever received for training relating to vermouth.

Jessica Hobson

Jessica works in the wine industry and will be completing WSET Level 2 Award in Wines to give her a more technical understanding of wine making, grape growing and an educated approach to wine tasting.

Belinda van Eyssen

Belinda is the winemaker and co-owner of The Cutting in the Barossa Valley, a sustainability-driven boutique winery established in 2018.

Alexia Roberts

Alexia is a winemaker by trade, both for her family business as well as winemaker promoted to GM for Pennys Hills Estate and Gemtree Wines.

Kylie Randell

Kylie is a 2024 recipient whose funding will be used to complete Cert IV Patisserie at TAFESA Regency.

Mitchell Gauvin

Mitch is the Head Distiller at Applewood Distillery in Gumeracha.

Charavy Chan

Charavy is a passionate food technologist who has been working in the industry for twenty years.

Gerard Callanan

As the Cheesemaker and Affineur at Lilyarra Artisan Cheeses Gerard specialises in making artisan cheeses with goats milk.

Petria Byrne

4 generations of family passion for wine and viticulture has Petria now looking to ensure that Byrne Vineyards is secure for future generations.

Ben Johnson

With a background in wine but a long held passion for craft beer, Ben decided to make the switch and follow his passion to commercial brewing.


The Board of the Food & 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 & 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 262 people, and provided more than $1.2 MILLION in support payments and sponsorship of industry events, numbers that we are incredibly proud of.

  • 2024 Support Payment Funding applications have now been finalised. Please complete mailing list if you would like to be advised when future rounds are announced.
  • Cooks and Bakers Trade Recognition application process changed effective July 2021. Please refer to Trade Recognition page for further information.