The Gold Service Scholarship Finalists' Alumni
The Gold Scholarship not only aims to recognise front-of-house professionals but also encourages talent from across the UK to develop long-lasting relationships through our growing alumni of competition finalists.
In 2018, we launched ‘Team Gold’ to help facilitate this. ‘Team Gold’ is made up of finalists from every year of the competition since its inception.
It consists of two distinct forms of activity. One is an ecomms platform which consists of our news bulletin and our social media activity. The aim here is to share information and developments from our Team Gold members. The second is a series of unique events where the objective is for our alumni to learn and gain advice which will help them in their careers, whilst having the opportunity to network with other front of house talent. We wanted to further support our growing alumni of finalists throughout their careers, and to keep in touch with everybody as they move on and develop.
Team Gold events are usually hosted in a leading UK hospitality hotel, restaurant or foodservice establishment, and usually attract speakers who offer invaluable and exclusive insight and advice.
The inaugural Team Gold event was hosted by the Goring Hotel in March 2018; the Scholarship Alumni were joined by industry legend Cav. Diego Masciaga who gave a relaxed and informative Q&A session with Trustee Sara Jayne Stanes. The second event took place in late November 2018 at Browns Hotel, during which acclaimed Hotelier Sir Rocco Forte joined Sara and the rest of the Alumni. The most recent event was hosted by Robin Hutson at The Pig in May 2019, the team enjoyed a tour of the incredible grounds and vegetable gardens before an insightful talk from Robin. Many thanks to The Goring, Diego, Browns, Sir Rocco, Robin and The Pig for their continued support.