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UK Restaurant Manager of the Year, Royal Garden Hotel, Monday 8th January 2018

The Gold Service Scholarship

Hotelympia 2018

The Roux Scholarship

UK Restaurant Manager of the Year, Royal Garden Hotel, Monday 8th January 2018

Restaurant Managers are invited to compete in this prestigious competition to become the UK Restaurant Manager of the Year.

The competition is important in terms of promoting front of house as a genuine and exciting career and rewarding those professionals who are the best in the industry. Anyone who fulfils the role of a Restaurant Manager is welcome to enter, having responsibility for business performance; managing people; staff training and coordinating the operation of the restaurant. 

For full details and to enter please go to 

Closing date for entries: 24th November 2017
Semi-Finals and Final: 8th January 2018, Royal Garden Hotel, 2-24 Kensington High Street, London, W8 4PT.

Contact the events team by email at or phone 020 8661 4904.

Restaurant Manager of the Year Live Final and Drinks Reception

Institute of Hospitality members are welcome to attend the Final and Drinks Reception; a great opportunity to meet the competitors and network with members and colleagues.

Date: Monday 8th January 2018, 5-8pm
Place:Royal Garden Hotel, 2-24 Kensington High Street, London, W8 4PT
Cost:£20 for members; £35 for non-members

To reserve your place: or contact the events team on: or 020 8661 4904.


The Gold Service Scholarship

Application for entries to The Gold Service Scholarship closes on Friday 29th September. Should you know of any young starts within the industry that you fell would be suitable candidates, please do encourage them to enter viat the Scholarship website. We have had an excellent calibre of entries so far.


Applicants must be employed full-time in food and beverage services, in any sector of the industry, within the United Kingdom. They must also be aged between a minimum of 22 and a maximum of 28 years of Friday 29th September 2017.

Key dates

Quarter Final - 20th and 21st October 2017

Semi Final - 21st November 2017

Development Seminar and Final - late January 2018

Awards Ceremony - February 2018

NOTE: Successful applicants will only be required to attend one Quarter Final heat.


Hotelympia 2018, Excel London, 5 - 8 March 2018

Hotelympia is the UK’s largest foodservice and hospitality event and the most important event for any professional wanting to gain access to the latest products and thinking. Come on down to find real innovation and new ideas for your hospitality offering.

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The Roux Scholarship

The Roux Scholarship is more than just a competition. It is an opportunity. If you win then your life as a chef changes. You become a member of a unique club, the

scholars club. You get to go on a unique “stage” to any of the 3 star Michelin restaurants in the world.

Last year’s winner Luke Selby went to Japan to train at 3 star Michelin Restaurant Nihonryori Ryugin, in Tokyo, with Chef Seiji Yamamoto.

The 2016 Roux scholar, Harry Guy  chose to go to Saison in San Francisco with chef Joshua Skenes. Previous winners have visited Paris, with Pierre Gagnaire, The French Laundry in California, Jean Georges, New York City and El Celler de Can Roca in Spain.

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