The Gold Service Scholarship Announces New Scholar at Gala Event at Claridge’s

The Trustees and Judges of the Gold Service Scholarship have announced that Thomas Gammella, Restaurant Manager at The Clockspire in Sherborne, Somerset, is the new 2022 Scholar. The Awards reception was held at Claridge’s in Mayfair on Tuesday 15th February, where an impressive group of over 200 senior figures of the UK hospitality profession gathered […]

Winning finalists announced for the 10th anniversary Gold Service Scholarship

We’re delighted to announce the names of the eight talented front-of-house professionals who have made it through to the final of the Gold Service Scholarship 2022. Candidates this year spanned the length and breadth of the country, with entrants representing the restaurant, hotel, and foodservice sectors. The 33-strong semi-final was held at the Rosewood London […]

The Gold Service Scholarship defers the 2021 Competition

The Trustees of the Gold Service Scholarship have confirmed their decision to defer the 2021 competition schedule, stating that ongoing Covid restrictions prevent the normal process of the various stages of interviews, assessments and skill tests, which require personal interactions. Trustee and Chairman of the Judges Edward Griffiths, CVO explained: “While this news is disappointing, […]

Sponsor’s Interview: Saskia Prüm, Owner of S.A. Prüm

As one of the most established wine producers in the Mosel region, S.A Prüm is steeped in history. Its 40-acre family-owned estate is home to some of the most unique Rieslings in the area. The family recently hosted our finalists as part of a special study trip, giving them the opportunity to learn about the […]

The Gold Service Scholarship Announces its 2020 Scholar

The Trustees and Judges of the Gold Service Scholarship have announced the winning 2020 Scholar at a reception and presentation at The Berkeley in Knightsbridge, London, on 12 February. The new 2020 Scholar is Elizabeth Forkuoh, whose role is FBS Junior Assistant Manager at Strathearn Restaurant at Gleneagles, in Auchterarder, Perthshire, Scotland.  Having proceeded through […]

The Gold Service Scholarship 2020 Announces Successful Finalists

The Semi-Final of the 2020 Gold Service Scholarship was held at Rosewood London on Monday,25 November, where 44 Semi-Finalists undertook a series of service tests  to determine the eight candidates who will progress to the Final of the competition. The Gold Service Scholarship Final will take place on 13 January 2020 at Corinthia London, and the […]

The Gold Service Scholarship 2020 Announces Successful Semi Finalists

The Trustees and Judges of the annual Gold Service Scholarship have completed the first round of assessments in their search to discover the 2020 Scholar, which will be announced on 12 February 2020. Entrants from the hospitality industry (aged 22-28) applied to the Scholarship, and 92 candidates proceeded to the Quarter Final stage, which was […]

James Dainton, 2019 Finalists’ Speech

At the 2019 Awards Ceremony, finalist James Dainton received a Special commendation from the Judges. He returned to the stage, on behalf of his fellow finalists, at the 2020 Awards Ceremony to give a wonderful and insightful overview of the prizes they have enjoyed throughout the year, and what being a finalist has meant to […]

Sad passing of Sara Jayne Stanes OBE, Gold Service Scholarship Trustee

‘It is with sadness, and gratitude for a life spent in passionate support of the hospitality and food industries, that the Gold Service Scholarship respectfully acknowledges the passing of Sara Jayne Stanes OBE on 24 July 2021. Chairman of the Gold Service Scholarship Alastair Storey said: “Sara made the world of food and hospitality her […]