Author Archives: Suzanne Weekes

Moët UK Sommelier of the Year 2017

  The Moët UK Sommelier of the Year competition is the premier accolade in UK wine service. Each year, this prestigious award marks one person out as the UK’s most skilful, knowledgeable and gifted sommelier. The competition is open to Read more…

2016 UK Restaurant Manager of the Year

Congratulations to all who competed in the 2016 UK Restaurant Manager of the Year . A great final and well done to Matthew Mawtus from Pollen Street Social on his win. 2nd place went to Alexander Cooper from Brumus Restaurant, Read more…

Restaurant Manager of the Year 2016 Entries now open

The Academy of Food & Wine Service are proud to announce in partnership with The Caterer and headline sponsor Bunzle Catering Supplies the opening of the 2016 Restaurant Manager of the year Competition. www.restaurantmanageroftheyear All entries must be submitted by Read more…

Terry Kandylis is the new Moet UK Sommelier of The Year 2016

67 Pall Mall head sommelier Terry Kandylis has been named the Moët UK Sommelier of the Year 2016. Kandylis won after beating Mash London head sommelier Jess Kildetoft and Olivier Marie, head sommelier at Coq d’Argent, in a close fought final Read more…

Finalists named for the Moët UK Sommelier of Year 2016 title

The 12 sommeliers who will be taking part in the finals of the Moët UK Sommelier of the Year Competition 2016 have been named. Organised by the Academy of Food & Wine Service (AFWS) and The Caterer, the awards test Read more…

Finalists demonstrate the art of service at the National Final of The Gold Service Scholarship

Press release Finalists demonstrate the art of service at the National Final of The Gold Service Scholarship Tuesday, 9 February 2016: The top eight National Finalists of this year’s Gold Service Scholarship competed yesterday in an exciting service challenge at Read more…

The search is on to find the Moët UK Sommelier of the Year 2016.

Organised by Academy of Food and Wine Service (AFWS) and The Caterer, the competition is open to professional sommeliers and waiting staff working in the UK. Now it its 37th year, the Moët UK Sommelier of the Year is widely Read more…

Changes to Temporary Event Notice (TEN)…

What the Temporary Event Notice (TEN) changes mean to pubs and other licensed venues John Cohen, a partner at national law firm Weightmans, talks through what the recent changes to Temporary Event Notice (TEN) legislation will mean to pubs and Read more…

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Front of house service is put front and centre at Regional Final of The Gold Service Scholarship

Following a tense Regional Final at five-star The Langham Hotel in London, the top eight finalists have been chosen in this year’s Gold Service Scholarship competition. Whittled down from 24 of the country’s best front of house stars, the finalists Read more…