European Mise en Place Cup

The EMCup is the annual competition amongst the best European Hotel Management Schools and usually takes place in Maastricht. The 2021 edition, May 9th and May 10th, has been cancelled. This year the EMCup will be an online event on May 10th, in which students and industry professionals have the opportunity to meet each other. 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.

EMCup in a nutshell

Who, what, where?

Online EMCup 2021

Meet the Future


Have a look at the assignments

Past editions

The EMCup history