There are just 20 days left to enter the Gold Service Scholarship, a new restaurant service competition to promote excellence in restaurant service.
A front-of-house equivalent to the prestigious Roux Scholarship, the Gold Service Scholarship is open to front-of-house staff from all areas of the of the hospitality industry - including restaurants, hotels, contract catering, licensed hospitality and clubs - aged between 22 and 30 years old. It is run in association with the Academy of Culinary Arts and the Academy of Food and Wine Service, and backed by BaxterStorey.
The Gold Service Scholar will receive an unrivalled one-year mentoring programme, including one-on-one sessions with the scholarship's elite group of mentors as well as educational trips and stages at restaurants and hotels both in the UK and internationally.
Industry luminaries including Emmanuel Landre, general manager at Le Gavroche, Jesus Adorno, director at Le Caprice, and Edward Griffiths, deputy master of the household at Buckingham Palace, have all pledged their support of the competition.
The Gold Service Scholarship will be made up of four parts, including an initial online test of multiple choice questions and photo analysis as well as a series of practical tests in front of judges during regional finals. A group of six finalists will then receive a one-day masterclass from the mentors, before being asked to serve judges and invited guests at a special lunch during the competition's final next February.
The deadline for entries to the Gold Service Scholarship is 19 November. For full details visit www.thegoldservicescholarship.co.uk.
Gold Service Scholarship Mentors:
- Jesus Adorno, director, Le Caprice
- Willy Bauer OBE, chairman, AB Hotels
- John Davey, The John Davey Consultancy
- Silvano Giraldin, director, Roux Restaurants
- Edward Griffiths LVO, deputy master of the household, Buckingham Palace
- Emmanuel Landre, general manager, Le Gavroche
- Remy Lyse, chief operating officer, The Arts Club
- Michael Newton-Young, owner, JMK Classic Catering
- Sergio Rebecchi, director, Incognico/Quirinale
- Fred Sirieix, general manager, Galvin at Windows
By Amanda Afiya
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