The Gold Service Scholarship returns for 2016

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The Gold Service Scholarship returns for 2016

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The annual Gold Service Scholarship has announced that it is accepting entries for the 2016 competition.

Now in its fourth year​, the competition recognises the best of front-of-house service and is open to those aged between 22 and 28 years old who work in the food and beverage sector.

It aims to inspire the next generation of front-of-house professionals to view hospitality as a viable career option.

Sue Thompson, one of the competition group judges and operations director at Restaurant Associates, said: “We are encouraging everybody to enter. Entrants can be from any part of the hospitality industry. The 2015 winner is from a contract catering background, but you can also work in the Armed Services, casual dining, fine dining, restaurants or hotels. Just give it a go!”

Entrants will be required to complete a series of written tasks and service challenges in order to qualify for the regional final, to be held at the Langham Hotel.

The national final will be held at the Connaught Hotel and the 2016 winner will be announced in February next year at an awards ceremony held at Claridges.

The winner will receive a bespoke prize package with a range of mentoring opportunities, travel and placements from a group of the most senior service professionals in the world.

The final deadline for entries is 30 September 2015. To enter and for more information on what the competition involves, visit

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