‘Master mixologist’  Institute of Hospitality Southern Front of House Student of the Year

A FAREHAM College student has won a presitgious regional award for his ‘front of house skills’ in the hospitality industry.

Friday, 21st June 2019, 6:14 pm
Updated Wednesday, 26th June 2019, 6:27 pm

Lucas Kelly was crowned Institute of Hospitality Southern Front of House Student of the Year after showcasing his wine serving and cocktail making talents.

As well as producing a promotional video the ‘master mixologist’ had to prepare his favourite cocktail – an Espresso Martin.

Lucas was announced as the winner at a lavish awards evening at the AA 4-star Balmer Lawn Hotel in Brockenhurst.

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Lucas said: ‘It was great to win the award. I’m going to work for South Lodge Hotel, which is part of the Exclusive Hotels chain. I’d like to think I had the job before I received the award, but my letter didn’t arrive until after I’d won.’

Lucas’s tutor, Pippa Booker, added: ‘I am so proud of Lucas. He practiced until he was perfect, which gave him confidence and he was determined to win. He certainly has a brilliant career in front of him.’