European Mise en Place Cup


We are proud to introduce the EMCup. During the past 14 years, this prestigious competition amongst the best Hotel Management Schools in Europe has evolved into a well-established event.

Participating students not only represent their school while working on academic assignments, the main focus is on making a difference with their vision and ideas. The EMCup challenges them to think out of the box about a real life topic and is the perfect possibility to meet, share visions, and build relationships with industry professionals.

Ask well respected hotel management school alumni how they have been able to accomplish their success, and the majority will include ‘network’ in their answer.

Therefore, an important focus of the competition is creating networking moments, not only for students, but also for deans, coaches, and hospitality professionals. That is why the true value of the EMCup lies not in the competition itself, but around it. Each year, a large variety of companies join the EMCup Business Jury to experience the motivation and innovation of the participating students first-hand. And each year, their enthusiasm grows! Because by sharing ideas, and by feeding them with ideas and input of others, valuable business ideas are born.

“Networking is not about just connecting people. It’s about connecting people with people, people with ideas, and people with opportunities.”

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To create and build long-lasting relationships


To provide hands on experience


To build a bridge between Hotel Management Schools and companies


To connect young professionals to the industry

What they say about us


“It has been a fantastic experience to participate in the event, get to know people from the industry better, be challenged in multiple ways and have a lot of fun at the same time!
In the end, it is more 'than just a competition'.”

Marta academczykUniversity of Northern Denmark

“This past weekend I had the opportunity to take part in the EMCup 2020. My team and I made it into the final round and even though we did not win the big prize, we won many new friends, insights and new connections in the hospitality industry.
I am sure we made a lasting impression and left Maastricht content and EMpowered!
Thank you for the great experience!”

Sebastian Tim Relewicz International University of Applied Sciences Bad Honnef - Bonn

“Great chance for students and staff alike to mix and share ideas for the future of hospitality. Highly recommend for the developmental opportunities- Colleges really should invest and get their students here annually- good luck to all in 2018 competition.”

Celine RyanShannon College of Hotel Management


IU International University of Applied Sciences wins Online European Mise en Place Cup 2021

The winner of the EMCup 2021 is the International University of Applied Sciences from Germany, followed by the Hotel Management School NHL Stenden from the Netherlands and Shannon College of Hotel Management from Ireland. These winners left 11 other schools behind. 57 students participated during an exciting online networking event on May 10th 2021.

Theme: “EMCup Online – Meet the Future”

Battle of the Brands

Winner: Breda University of Applied Sciences (BUAS)

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Get real.. Education | Old School vs. New School

Winner: Shannon College of Hotel Management (IR)

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High Touch vs High Tech

Winner: Dublin Institute of Technology (IR)

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Catch me if you can ... Stay in Love <3

Winner: FHWien der WKW (AT)

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Surfing the Silver Wave

Winner: Tio University of Applied Sciences

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www.logoff.eu - wellness, wellbeing, wealth

Winner: Stenden University of Applied Sciences (NL)

The Agenda for the Future - There is no Time to Waste!

Winner: International University of Applied Sciences Bad Honnef (DE)

Cuise Management, succes is a moving target

Winner: Institute Paul Bocuse (FR)

SHEconomy, what SHE can do for your business

Winner: WIHOGA Dortmund (DE)

Social Media: Toy or Tool?

Winner: Hotelschool the Hague (NL)

Hotello&Co, new ways 2 create value

Winner: Stenden University (NL)

Visioning the Future

Winner: Oxford Brookes University (UK)