Author Archives: Linda AFWS

Zuma Abu Dhabi’s Noel Pusch becomes 2014 Sake Sommelier of the Year

Noel Pusch of Zuma Abu Dhabi was last night crowned 2014 Sake Sommelier of the Year at a tense final held at London’s Westbury Hotel Mayfair. Runner-up was Jean-Paul Choi of Origami Restaurant, Luxembourg, with Miguel Hernandez of HKK in Read more…

Café Rouge’s Alper Zan wins 2014 UK Restaurant Manager of the Year

Alper Zan of Café Rouge, Cheshire Oaks, was last night announced as the Academy of Food & Wine Service’s (AFWS) UK Restaurant Manager of the Year 2014 at a glittering gala dinner held at London’s Roof Gardens. “I feel very Read more…

UK Restaurant Manager of the Year 2014: finalists announced

Following the semi-final held in London, six restaurant managers are through to the final of this year’s UK Restaurant Manager of the Year competition, organised by The Academy of Food & Wine Service. The six restaurant managers are: Amie Duncan, Read more…

AFWS announces Restaurant Manager of the Year semi-finalists

The Academy of Food & Wine Service has announced that nine restaurant managers have made it through to the semi-finals of this year’s UK Restaurant Manager of the Year. Amie Duncan, The Butchershop Bar & Grill, Glasgow Daniel Harrison, De Read more…

Moët UK Sommelier of the Year: Kathrine Larsen

Earlier this year former Zuma head sommelier Kathrine Larsen was crowned the Moët UK Sommelier of the Year 2014. It was Kathrine’s fourth year of trying with intense competition from all the entrants, including runners-up Loic Avril, of The Fat Duck, Read more…

Last year’s UK Restaurant Manager of the Year shares her experiences

Read how BaxterStorey manager Janine Swales, winner of the 2013 UK Restaurant Manager of the Year got on in New York completing a stage at Daniel Boulud’s Dinex group of restaurants.    http://ht.ly/yBJsM

AFWS launches 2014 UK Restaurant Manager of the Year competition

The search has begun for the Academy of Food & Wine Service’s 2014 UK Restaurant Manager of the Year. The competition, now in its sixth year, is open to restaurant managers, or those working in similar roles in any sector Read more…

Kathrine Larsen becomes Moët UK Sommelier of the Year 2014

Kathrine Larsen MS has become the Academy of Food & Wine Service’s Moët UK Sommelier of the Year 2014 following a closely fought final at London’s Mandarin Oriental Hotel. Loic Avril, of The Fat Duck, Bray, was runner-up, with Tanguy Read more…

Moët UK Sommelier of the Year: semi-finalists announced

The Academy of Food & Wine Service (AFWS) has announced the names of the sommeliers going through to the semi-finals of the Moët UK Sommelier of the Year 2014 following the regional finals held earlier this week in Bristol, two Read more…

Michel Roux’s Service: so where is the winner now?

  Back in 2011 the Academy of Food & Wine Service was involved with the making of  a breakthrough programme for the hospitality sector – Michel Roux’s Service. The idea for the programme was first muted by the Academy and Read more…