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The Academy of Food & Wine Service is the professional body for front-of-house food and beverage service in the UK Hospitality Industry, and the benchmark for best practice standards.

We are dedicated to improving the profile and awareness of Food & Beverage service staff and passionate about continually raising standards of service to the consumer. Encouraging young people to see Food & Beverage Service as a viable career of choice.

Our bespoke training packages & accredited training courses, competitions, and events help front-of-house food and beverage service professionals grow in knowledge, skills and confidence, and ultimately deliver consistent service excellence.

As well as being a valuable source of information, training, support and advice, we give our individual and establishment members tangible benefits to help develop skills, enhance careers, and boost standards and business, including:

  • Access training courses and packages
  • Networking and profile raising with the right people
  • Access to inspiring industry mentors
  • Recruitment support for employers and employees
  • Access to specialist master classes

Membership packages are tailored to suit the varying needs of individuals and businesses, and give them the right support at the right time.  Take a look at the options and contact 020 8661 4900 for more information and to join us – we look forward to working with you.

Individual membership:

With our support, individual members can positively shape and control their own unique career paths, enjoying a real sense of belonging to the diverse and dynamic front-of-house food and beverage service industry.  There are four categories of individual membership reflecting qualifications and experience.

Annual cost:

  • Full – member of Academy of Food & Wine Service:  For professionals who have held a supervisory position within the Food & Beverage Service Sector for more than 2 years. –  £100 plus VAT
  • UK Guild Of Restaurant Service Membership:  for individuals under the age of 24, having completed one years full employment in the Food & Beverage Service Sector or on a Full Time hospitality based course at a University, College or accredited apprentice programme. To become a member contact 01276 684 449
  • UK Sommelier of the Year Membership offer: The Academy is pleased to offer entrants to the Moet UK Sommelier of the year competition membership of the Academy. For entrants under the age of 24 membership of the UK Guild of Restaurant Service will apply. To become a member contact 01276 684 449

Become a member – Payment options

There are two ways to apply for membership of the AFWS, online or direct debit – use the links below to either pay online, or download the membership form as a PDF. This form can be completed electronically or downloaded completed and sent to the Academy’s offices. By completing this form the applicant is confirming that they agree in full to the Terms and conditions of Membership of the Academy of Food & Wine Service.

To become a member contact 020 8661 4900

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