Champagne Laurent-Perrier to Provide Bursary for Edge Hotel School Student
Champagne Laurent-Perrier will contribute a cash bursary to help fund an annual educational visit to the champagne region for the Edge Hotel School’s top performing Sommelier, or wine student.
The Edge Hotel School, the UK’s first hotel management school based entirely in a fully operational commercial hotel, will welcome its first students in June/July. Students will earn a one-year foundation degree or two-year BA Honours from the University of Essex while they work in a luxury hotel, the newly refurbished Wivenhoe House.
“The House of Laurent-Perrier has a pedigree for innovation and is renowned for achieving many firsts with the development of its champagne range; it was therefore a natural decision to become partners in the ground breaking project at the Edge Hotel School. We are delighted to be supporting the recruitment, education and development of the next generation of professional hotel staff, indeed the future of the hospitality industry,” said Steve Brandwood, Sales Director, Laurent Perrier.
The curriculum has been developed in collaboration with some of the sector’s leading employers and well-known industry figures including Michelin star chefs and 4 and 5 star hoteliers.
Originally founded in 1812, the House of Champagne Laurent-Perrier is recognised as one of the foremost brands in Champagne and is this year celebrating its bicentenary.