The Gold Service Scholarship Prizes​

The Gold Service Scholarship exists to inspire, educate and nurture the UK’s finest front of house talent.

The Scholar’s Award

The winning scholar will be invited to join the Trustees at a luncheon at Coutts, The Strand, with a special menu created by Executive Chef Peter Fiori, to agree a planned programme of placement, support and mentoring.

The tailor-made Scholarship includes:

  • An invitation to Champagne Laurent-Perrier
  • A briefing on how to manage your media reputation, using social and other platforms – by Piers Zangana, Director at Susa Comms
  • Intensive 2-week wine course: WSET Level 3 Novice to Professional
  • An invitation to the prestigious Catey Awards at Grosvenor House for the Scholar and a guest.
  • Three 60 minute coaching sessions from Lead Executive Coach, Scott Robson from the Dorchester Collection Academy


Plus a choice of three from the following:

  • One week stage at the Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok – Click to read Blog Reports by 2023 Scholar,  Jupiter Humphrey-Bishop and Commended Winning Finalist Robin Tola on their Stage week
  • Placement to work and experience a State Visit to Buckingham Palace or Windsor Castle
  • A one week placement at an overseas Rocco Forte Hotel – Click to read a Blog Report by Commended Winning Finalist, Charlotte Bailey on her placement at Villa Igiea, Sicily
  • Five day placement at The Waterside Inn, Bray with Chef Alain Roux and Frederic Poulette
  • Five day placement at Gleneagles within The Strathearn Restaurant and other restaurants and bars on the estate plus a tour and tasting at The Glenturret Distillery – Click to read a Blog Report by 2023 Scholar, Jupiter Humphrey-Bishop 
  • Intensive Professional Development Programme at The Edge Hotel School

The Winning Finalists’ Awards for Professional Development

Other prizes for the Gold Service Scholar and Winning Finalists have or will include:

  • One day placement to work and experience a Royal Garden Party at Buckingham Palace
  • A four day tailored programme at the Ecole Hoteliere de Lausanne supported by a Bursary from the Lord Forte Foundation
    and further financial support from David Levin – Click to download the Report on the 2022 Finalists’ Programme
  • Three day visit to Graham’s Port in Porto
  • Stage at one of the following designated establishments:
    Core by Clare Smyth, Alain Ducasse at the Dorchester, The Ritz Restaurant, The Savoy Grill, L’Enclume, Hélène Darroze at The Connaught or Gordon Ramsey at Royal Hospital Road
  • Membership to the Institute of Hospitality
  • Afternoon Tea at the Dorchester Hotel
  • Reunion Lunch for the Winnings Finalists and Scholar at The Vineyard at Stockcross
  • Signed copies of the “Food and Beverage Management 5th ed.” by John Cousins et al 

The Semi-Finalists’ and Quarter Finalists’ Award for Professional Development

The Gold Service Scholarship invitation has included:

  • A professional wine service workshop by Camilla & Vine hosted by The Savoy Hotel and supported by The Savoy Educational Trust
  • On-line “Tourism for All” training programme to help Front of House staff provide high quality service to those with disabilities
  • Signed copies of the ‘Food and Beverage Service 10th ed.’ by John Cousins et al