Michael Staub, floor manager at the Rosewood London hotel, has won the 2018 Gold Service Scholarship. He was awarded the title and a host of prizes at an awards ceremony at Claridge’s in London’s Mayfair, in front of an audience of more than 250 hospitality leaders, celebrating the sixth annual competition for young front of house professionals. 

The Final was the culmination of five months of nominations, assessments and deliberation of approximately 120 aspiring young professionals who entered the competition. The final eight candidates were narrowed down through a series of stages where their knowledge of food and wine as well as their service and social skills were examined by the Scholarship’s professional associates.

With continued patronage by Her Majesty The Queen, the Gold Service Scholarship draws entrants from the broad hospitality sector; including restaurants, hotels, and even private catering institutions. It recognises excellence and professionalism, with the aim to inspire, educate and nurture up-and-coming talent.

Among the prizes Michael will receive are work placements at an overseas Mandarin Oriental property; at the three Michelin-starred Waterside Inn in Bray, Berkshire; and a three-day stage at either Buckingham Palace or Windsor Castle for a state visit..

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