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"



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.


UK Restaurant Manager of The Year 2015 Open for Entries

The search has begun for the Academy of Food & Wine Service’s  UK Restaurant Manager of the Year 2015 sponsored by Bunzl Catering Supplies and Bibendum Wine. Run in partnership with The Caterer, the competition, now in its seventh year, Read more…

Alper Zan 2014 Restaurant Manager of The Year Prize Report

Alper Zan UK Restaurant Manager of The Year 2014 Lausanne Hotel School  Report Ecole Hoteliere Lausanne – Executive Education Operation Management Programme 2015 It was an honour winning the AFWS UK “Restaurant Manager of The Year 2014” competition. It’s such Read more…