I write this update from a very sunny California! I was convinced that moving to the United States would be a great experience, both professionally and personally. And I have never regretted it as I feel I’ve learned and grown more than ever before! The hotel is an absolute gem, it is located on the […]
Often referred to as the ‘Wine of Kings, King of Wines’, Royal Tokaji is becoming increasingly popular across the UK restaurant scene. As a supporter of the Gold Service Scholarship, the Hungarian winemaker recently hosted to a study trip for 2018 finalists and Trustees. We spoke with Charlie Mount, managing director of Royal Tokaji, to […]
AUGUST 2018The aim of this report is to document the activities undertaken, learning outcomes and achievementsaccomplished during my year as Gold Service Scholar. This is the second in a series of four quarterly reportscommissioned by the Trustees of the Gold Service Scholarship (GSS). The activities are listed inchronological order: WSET Level 2 Award in Wines […]
As one of the youngest MD’s of a luxury London hotel, Rosewood London’s Michael Bonsor has fast become one of the most highly regarded leaders in the industry. With a fresh and modern approach to service, his hotel has a string of accolades to its name and was also home to Michael Staub, our 2018 […]
The aim of this report is to document the activities undertaken, learning outcomes and achievements accomplished during my year as Gold Service Scholar. This is the first in a series of four quarterly reports commissioned by the Trustees of the Gold Service Scholarship (GSS). The activities are listed in chronological order: Professional Wine Service by […]
Stephanie Beresforde, our 2017 Scholar, was invited to return to the stage at the 2018 Awards Ceremony, held at Claridges in February, to tell guests about her experiences over the last year.
First of all, I have to say what a fantastic start to the year it has been since this year’s Gold Service Scholarship. Having never visited a vineyard before, since the results were announced at Claridge’s on that wintery February evening, I have been lucky enough to visit the Champagne region three times as part […]
Trustee Interview: Industry legend Silvano Giraldin talks Charlie Chaplin, the first five minutes and how he sees hospitality
Having spent almost 40 years at Le Gavroche, one of the UK’s most established restaurants, and winner of numerous awards, its safe to say that Silvano Giraldin is one of the industry’s most decorated front-of-house icons.During his time in the hospitality, Silvano has served stars and dignitaries from across the world, listing Charlie Chaplin, Charlton […]
Jennifer was invited to return to the stage at the at the 2017 Awards Ceremony to share her experiences throughout her year as a Scholar.
Day 1I’ve been looking forward to this for such a long time. Meeting Diego Masciaga is something many people in our industry dream of doing, let alone work with him for a few days. This is really going to be special My partner and I (we were fortunate to be offered a night’s stay at […]