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    New online courses available to AFWS members

    Training and development is essential to keep hospitality businesses safe, legal and delivering the best possible experience for their customers. We have partnered with Upskill People, the market leaders in online hospitality training. They train hundreds of thousands of hospitality Read more…

    UK Restaurant Manager of the Year 2019 semi-finalists revealed

    Ten outstanding restaurant managers have been chosen to compete in the UK Restaurant Manager of the Year 2019 competition on Monday 7 January at The Savoy, London. The semi-finalists are: Cedric Touny, The Blue Posts, London Christopher Bakowski, Alyn Williams Read more…

    Restaurant Manager of The Year 2019 Winner’s Reception

    The winner will be announced and presented with their award at the UK Restaurant Manager of the Year 2019 Winner’s reception, in front of a highly influential and inspirational audience at a drinks and canape reception at The Savoy, London. 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…