The Academy of Food and Wine Service runs a number of events throughout the year including competitions, industry dinners and masterclasses. The purpose of these events is for attendees to network with friends and peers in the industry but also to gain product knowledge from the various sponsors. Our events also help to achieve the AFWS’ mission statement to raise the profile of front-of-house service as a career choice.

Forthcoming Events For The AFWS


  • 10 Mar 2019
  • Best Sommelier of the World 2019
  • Antwerp
  • Association de la Sommellerie Internationale (ASI) and the Belgian Sommeliers Guild are proud to present the 16th edition of the Contest of the Best Sommelier of the World. This prestigious event takes place from the 10th to the 15th of March 2019 at the Elizabeth Center, Antwerp, Belgium. All updates about the contest and the […]

  • 27 Mar 2019
  • National Restaurateurs’ Dinner
  • London
  • National Restaurateurs’ Dinner Join us for the 31st National Restaurateurs’ Dinner on 27th March 2019. One of the UK hospitality sector’s leading annual fundraising events. The 31st-anniversary dinner, a tribute to and a celebration of Roy Ackerman, is being held in the Underglobe at the iconic Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. Date: 27th March 2019 Location: The […]

  • 8 Jul 2019
  • 2019 Taittinger UK Sommelier of the Year
  • London
  • The 2019 Taittinger UK Sommelier of the Year competition will be held on 8 July at the Savoy, London.  The winner of the 2018 competition was Alex Freguin, Head Sommelier, Moor Hall, Ormskirk. Past winners include such luminaries of the UK wine landscape as Gerard Basset, Nicolas Clerc, Ronan Sayburn and Xavier Rousset. You can find […]

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