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    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…

    30th annual National Restaurateurs’ Dinner

    Top industry names, businesses and professionals are poised to gather for the 30th annual National Restaurateurs’ Dinner which will be held on 4th April 2017 at The Dorchester, with Early Bird Tickets now on sale. The prestigious event offers the 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…

    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…

    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…

    Whisky Sommelier of The Year 2016

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    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…