The Academy of Food and Wine Service (AFWS) established in 1988, is the professional body for front-of-house service. Dedicated to improving the status and awareness of food and beverage service as a viable career choice, raising standards across the industry and encouraging teamwork with other colleagues. AFWS can offer advice and training to anyone following or considering, a career as a sommelier, wine waiter, waiter, bar manager or restaurant manager. Read more...

The Academy's Training Programmes

Get on track

As the professional body for the Food & Beverage Service sector, the Academy has developed a comprehensive range of Training programmes, designed to attract, retain and motivate staff.

"Training should be seen as a business investment not as cost"

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LICENCE TO WORK REGISTER FOR THE NEW COURSE HERE

Licence To Work

A series of foundation courses covering all aspects of Food & Beverage Service. Designed by industry experts, this new E-Learning System offers cost effective & flexible methods of improving your skills & knowledge.

Masterclasses, awards and national competitions

World class events

The Academy runs a number of events throughout the year including product masterclasses, national competitions and awards. These events not only showcase the range and diversity of the Hospitality industry but provide fantastic networking opportunities for all within the industry.

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Moët UK Sommelier of the Year 2017

  The Moët UK Sommelier of the Year competition is the premier accolade in UK wine service. Each year, this prestigious award marks one person out as the UK’s most skilful, knowledgeable and gifted sommelier. The competition is open to Read more…

30th annual National Restaurateurs’ Dinner

Top industry names, businesses and professionals are poised to gather for the 30th annual National Restaurateurs’ Dinner which will be held on 4th April 2017 at The Dorchester, with Early Bird Tickets now on sale. The prestigious event offers the Read more…