Success at Gold Service Scholarship Competition
From October last year, Charlotte competed in a series of competitive events to achieve a coveted place as one of only 8 finalists from every corner of the UK. This has involved a great deal of personal commitment and miles of travelling between Skye and London. Being a finalist involved an in-depth interview about the crucial role of professional customer service in hospitality, as well as a number of tasks connected with table service, such as decanting wine, creating table settings and plating food at the table.
Shirley Spear, Owner of The Three Chimneys, commented: "All of us are immensely proud of Charlotte reaching the final of this prestigious competition, but her success reflects the ethos of our business to train and develop young people on their career path in Scotland's excellent hospitality industry. We take training seriously here in Skye and encourage all of our young people to compete in competitions like these, as well as build their experience through the Hospitality Industry Trust (HIT Scotland) Scholarship Awards."
Charlotte was not selected as the ultimate winner of the competition, but all 8 finalists were invited to a gala dinner and awards evening at Claridge's Hotel, London to learn the overall result. Lifelong friendships have been struck between those who competed, all of whom are pursuing their own careers in operations ranging from the Royal Household, to The Savoy Hotel and Restaurant L'Enclume in the Lake District. The winner was Michael Staub, Floor Manager, Rosewood Hotel, London, to whom we send our sincere congratulations for a job extremely well done!