Category Archives: Competitions

Moet UK Sommelier of The Year Open for Entries!

The Moët UK Sommelier of the Year competition, widely regarded as the premier accolade in UK wine service, is now open for entries. The competition is open to professional sommeliers and waiting staff working in the UK and will award Read more…

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 Gala Dinner

UK Restaurant Manager of The Year 2014 Gala Dinner Monday, 17th November 2014 99 Kensington High Street, London, W8 5SA Join us for the UK Restaurant Manager of The Year Gala Dinner 2014! Proudly sponsored by:   A fabulous evening 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…

Sake Sommelier of The Year: Semi-Finalists Revealed

THE Sake Sommelier Association has today announced the names of the six sake sommeliers who have made it through to the semi-final of this year’s Sake Sommelier of the Year competition based on an initial written questionnaire. The sommeliers are: 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…

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…