Category Archives: Competitions

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…

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…

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…

Ian Sturrock named 2015 Restaurant Manager of the Year

Ian Sturrock of the Arts Club in London has been named the 2015 UK Restaurant Manager of the Year. Sturrock’s win follows a tense final at the Royal Garden Hotel in Kensington yesterday, in which he beat five other finalists 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…

UK Restaurant Manager of The Year 2015 Open for Entries

The search has begun for the Academy of Food & Wine Service’s  UK Restaurant Manager of the Year 2015 sponsored by Bunzl Catering Supplies and Bibendum Wine. Run in partnership with The Caterer, the competition, now in its seventh year, Read more…

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…