European Mise en Place Cup

The EMCup is the annual competition amongst the best European Hotel Management Schools which takes place in Maastricht. In 2023 we will welcome you on Sunday 12th of February and Monday 13th of February for the 15th edition of the EMCUp. The competition, an initiative of HotelloTOP and co-creators Mise en Place & HRC International, was founded in 2009.



The EMCup is aimed at ‘I-do-dare-students’, those who stand out from the crowd and show courage, entrepreneurship and a great level of commitment to the hospitality industry. It offers students the chance to make a difference with their vision and ideas, and challenges them to think out of the box about a real life topic.

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In a nutshell

Who, what, where?

EMCup 2023

Take a look at this years theme!


Have a look at the assignments

Past editions

The EMCup history