Category Archives: Competitions

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…

Academy seeks entries to Moët UK Sommelier of the Year 2014

Entries are now being sought for this year’s Moët UK Sommelier of the Year 2014, as the Academy of Food & Wine Service launches the 35th year of the competition. Wine waiters and sommeliers from all sectors of the industry Read more…

Gold Service star announced at Claridge’s awards ceremony

Gold Service star announced at Claridge’s awards ceremony Following a nationwide search to find a rising star in the hospitality industry, James Fleming (24), Chef de Rang at Raymond Blanc’s Le Manoir Aux Quat’Saison, has been crowned the winner of Read more…

Rajan Rengasamy becomes Sake Sommelier of the Year

The first ever Sake Sommelier of the Year competition to be held outside Japan has been won by Rajan Rengasamy of wine supplier Spinneys, based in the UAE. Barry McCaughley of London’s Chotto Matte and Sam Tse of the Hong Read more…

Baxter Storey’s Janine Swales wins 2013 UK Restaurant Manager of the Year

  Janine Swales of BaxterStorey has won the Academy of Food & Wine Services 2013 UK Restaurant Manager of the Year, following a closely fought final in London yesterday [7 October]. Stephen Morrison of La Vallée Blanche, Glasgow, was the Read more…

Academy reveals 2013 UK Restaurant Manager of the Year finalists

This year eight restaurant managers have made it through to the Academy of Food & Wine Service’s UK Restaurant Manager of the Year competition following a testing semi-final held at the Moat House Acton Trussell in Staffordshire yesterday [16 September Read more…

Academy launches 2013 UK Restaurant Manager of the Year

The UK Restaurant Manager of The Year 2013 is now open for entry please visit www.restaurantmanageroftheyear.co.uk  for full details on how to enter. The Academy of Food & Wine Service (AFWS) has today launched its 2013 UK Restaurant Manager of the Read more…