THE GOLD SERVICE SCHOLARSHIP ANNOUNCES ITS 2019 FINALISTS

The Gold Service Scholarship

The Gold Service Scholarship

Standard Supplier 6th December 2018

THE GOLD SERVICE SCHOLARSHIP ANNOUNCES ITS 2019 FINALISTS

The Trustees and Judges of the Gold Service Scholarship have conducted a series of interviews
and performance tasks over the past few months to assess the 100 candidates vying for the coveted 2019 Scholar
accolade. The Semi-Finals took place on 26 November at Rosewood London, with 40 young professionals
spending the day in judging sessions that covered myriad aspects of front-of-house service.
Edward Griffiths, Chairman of the Judges, expressed delight at the impressive candidates this year, stating: “The
level of enthusiasm and expertise among the Semi-Finalists made the task quite challenging to whittle down the
list to just eight Finalists. Each year, we note the very high quality of candidates from hotels, restaurants, private
clubs and many other service establishments from across the country. Our goal is to identify and encourage these
young people to grow within the hospitality industry, and we are delighted with the group of eight making it to the
Final this year.”
The eight Finalists represent broad backgrounds and expertise, and hail from London and beyond, into Wiltshire,
Oxfordshire and Scotland. They are as follows:
George Austin, Maître d’Hotel - Annabel’s, London
Lauren Chappell, Assistant Restaurant Manager - Cromlix Hotel, Kinbuck, Sterling, Scotland
James Dainton, Assistant Restaurant Manager - The Northall, Corinthia Hotel London
Tiziano de Mattia, Assistant Restaurant Manager - Hide, London
Eleanor Dimes, Junior Head Waitress - Lucknam Park Hotel, Chippenham, Wiltshire
Karen Gruet, Assistant Restaurant Manager - Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, Oxford
Laura Schlegel, Head Waitress - Dinner by Blumenthal, London
Alexander Sumerauer, First Head Waiter - The Ritz, London