Author Archives: Suzanne Weekes

Tomas Kubart named 2019 UK Restaurant Manager of the Year

Tomas Kubart

Tomas Kubart from Kerridge’s Bar and Grill in London has been named 2019 Restaurant Manager of the Year. The result was announced at a sold-out awards ceremony run by the Institute of Hospitality and the Academy of Food and Wine Read more…

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…

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…