ACADEMY BLOG

Click into the links below and read, or watch, the latest Academy of Food and Wine Service Blog. Here you will find interviews, videos and blogs from some of the stars of the Michel Roux’s Service including Laura Rhys of Hotel TerraVina, Peter Avis of Babylon and Jeremy Rata of Bovey Castle  – find out about their careers, their views on service, and what makes a great front-of-house person…

 

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    Ian Sturrock named 2015 Restaurant Manager of the Year

    Ian Sturrock of the Arts Club in London has been named the 2015 UK Restaurant Manager of the Year. Sturrock’s win follows a tense final at the Royal Garden Hotel in Kensington yesterday, in which he beat five other finalists Read more…

    Six finalists named in UK Restaurant Manager of the Year competition

    The finalists for the prestigious 2015 UK Restaurant Manager of the Year have been unveiled. The competition – run by the Academy of Food & Wine Service (AFWS) in partnership with The Caterer, sponsored by Bunzl Catering Supplies, Bibendum Wine Read more…

    Semi-finalists unveiled for 2015 UK Restaurant Manager of the Year

    The Academy of Food & Wine Service (AFWS) is delighted to reveal the semi-finalists for its celebrated 2015 UK Restaurant Manager of the Year competition. Run in partnership with The Caterer and sponsored by Bunzl Catering Supplies, Bibendum Wine and Read more…

    Coolcucumber TV 50th Programme

    Roy Ackerman Academy of Food & Wine Service President has just filmed his 50th Coolcucumber Web TV programme. I have enjoyed my life in the land of good food, wine and good company and would like to share a few Read more…

    Eric Zweibel selected to represent UK for The Best Sommelier in The World 2016

    Eric Zweibel has been selected to be the UK Representative for The Best Sommelier in The World Eric Zweibel, Cellar Master, Summer Lodge Hotel (centre) will represent the UK in The Best Sommelier in the World competition 2016 to be Read more…

    Moët UK Sommelier of The Year social feeds

    You can view all of the Moët UK Sommelier of The Year social feeds below: To view the Tweets use #moetsommelieroftheyear https://twitter.com/afws Check out the event on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/academyoffoodandwineservice?fref=ts Enjoy all of the photos on Flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/133194128@N04/

    Watch the Moët UK Sommelier of The Year video!

    You can also read all about it here: http://content.yudu.com/A3q1sd/SOY2015/ To view the Tweets use #moetsommelieroftheyear https://twitter.com/afws Check out the event on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/academyoffoodandwineservice?fref=ts Enjoy all of the photos on Flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/133194128@N04/

    Tanguy Martin becomes Moët UK Sommelier of the Year 2015

    Tanguy Martin of Hotel TerraVina in Hampshire has been named the Moët UK Sommelier of the Year 2015. Martin’s victory came after a tough final at the Savoy hotel in London today, where he competed against Romain Bourger of the Read more…

    The hunt is on for the Moët UK Sommelier of the Year 2015

    12 March 2015 – The Moët UK Sommelier of the Year competition, widely regarded as the premier accolade in UK wine service, is now open for entries. The competition is open to professional sommeliers and waiting staff working in the Read more…

    Moet UK Sommelier of The Year Open for Entries!

    The Moët UK Sommelier of the Year competition, widely regarded as the premier accolade in UK wine service, is now open for entries. The competition is open to professional sommeliers and waiting staff working in the UK and will award Read more…