The Greyhound in Beaconsfield is the only restaurant other than The Ritz to have two members of staff up for a top hospitality award.

Lauren Gulliford-Brown and Rohit Sharma will put their front-of-house skills to the test in the final round of the Annual Awards of Excellence at three-Michelin-starred restaurant Alain Ducasse in London on June 17.

Awarded by the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts, the multi-round competition is the most prestigious of its kind and will face off with staff from top-end establishments around the country to prepare and serve a three-course meal to guests later this month.

Winners of the final round will be invited to a gala celebration at Claridge’s Hotel on July 29, where the Young Chef, Young Pastry Chef and Young Waiter of the Year awards, chosen from the ranks of awardees, will be announced.

Lauren, who has been at The Greyhound for nearly three years, was recently promoted from head waiter to assistant manager, marking her third promotion in 18 months.

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Rohit was also recently promoted from senior waiter to head waiter after completing his training and being appointed as a full-time employee last year. He previously worked at The Green Man in Denham.

Daniel Crump, co-proprietor of the popular gastropub, said: “At the Greyhound, we are constantly striving for excellence and take the development of our team members really seriously. It’s no surprise to us therefore that not one but two of our team members have made it to the national final of the UK hospitality sector’s top award for young industry professionals, a testament to their skills, passion and dedication.

“We’re so proud of Lauren and Rohit for having already got so far and will be keeping our fingers crossed for them ahead of the final. We’re also so pleased to have been able to recognise their talents by promoting them recently and offering them even more development opportunities at the restaurant.

"They’ve both been a fantastic asset to both the restaurant and to Beaconsfield since they’ve been with us and clearly have a bright future with us ahead of them.”