The Gold Service Scholarship - 2019Edward Griffiths, Chairman of the Judges, expressed delight at the impressive candidates this year, “The level of enthusiasm and expertise among the Semi-Finalists made the task quite challenging to whittle down the list to just eight Finalists.
The winner will be announced on 4 February at Claridge’s
The eight happy finalists.
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
The Final of the Gold Service Scholarship competition will take place on 21 January 2019 at Corinthia Hotel London.The result will be announced and presented on 4 February 2019 at Claridge’s.
Good luck to all the finalists.
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|Tried, Tested & Happy Chefs|
Pensons Restaurant – Lee Westcott
Looking forward to my next visit next week. Pensons will be opening at the end of January on the wonderful Netherwood estate.
Having led kitchens for luminaries such as Tom Aikens and Jason Atherton, Lee then developed and directed The Typing Room to great critical acclaim.
Joel Black - Puff Pastry Knives
|Lee trying his hand|
“The steel that I make, which are lots and lots of layers, is essentially puff pastry with steel. It’s tougher and hard but it’s made in almost exactly the same way,” he says. “You fold it over, you put layers and layers and layers through it and you end up with a lattice which is the same as a mille-feuille or puff pastry.”
If you would like to know more about any of the above and as always if you are looking for staff or looking to make a move please do hesitate to contact me!
|The good old days at the Lausanne Palace|