Sad loss of Gold Service Scholarship Founder, Willy Bauer OBE

The Trustees of The Gold Service Scholarship mourn the loss of Willy Bauer OBE, who together with the other founding Trustees, developed the Scholarship ten years ago. Willy was an iconic figure in the hotel industry. He passionately believed in the importance of front of house food and beverage service, ensuring that the Scholarship should […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Sponsor’s Interview: David Hesketh MW, Managing Director of Laurent-Perrier UK

As managing director of one of the world’s most admired brands, David Hesketh is no stranger to what it takes to succeed at the very top of the hospitality sector.  Having doubled Laurent-Perrier’s turnover in the last 20 years, he has seen how little details can help businesses and people grow.   We spoke to the […]

Team Gold Event: An interview with Robin Hutson

Since starting his career as a waiter at Claridge’s Hotel, Robin Hutson has become one of the industry’s most successful hoteliers. His Pig Hotel family is widely regarded as one of the most innovative hotel brands, offering a laidback luxury style that informs every element of their operations. Hutson recently hosted a special event with the Scholarship’s ‘Team […]

The Diary of a Scholar: Michael Staub, Quarter 4

The highlight of the last quarter of my scholarship year doubtlessly was attending this year’s awardceremony. First and foremost, I would like to congratulate Karen for winning the 2019 Gold ServiceScholarship. What a well-deserved accolade for an incredibly passionate, positive and authentic woman.It was an enormous pleasure meeting all of this year’s finalists. Sharing an […]