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Book now for the UK Restaurant Manager Gala Dinner

A fabulous evening that celebrates the role of Restaurant Managers

Monday 17th November
The Roof Gardens 99 Kensington High Street, London, W8 5SA
18:30 Arrival 19:30 Dinner 23:30 Ends

UK Restaurant Manager of The Year Gala Dinner Booking Form

The Six Finalists have been announced!

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

Dace Lace, Bat Globe House, London WC2

Karen Lee, The Cavendish Hotel, London SW1

Sunnil Panjabi, The Punch Tavern, London EC4

Ian Sturrock, The Arts Club, London W1

Alper Zan, Café Rouge, Cheshire Oaks

Now in its sixth year, the competition will for the first time see members of the judging panel visiting the finalists in their own establishments to spend the day looking at service standards and training.

“This year the finalists will be seen operating in their place of work, rather than seeing them operate in a hypothetical situation,” said AFWS operations director Sheila Fraser-Whyte.

“Each candidate has different challenges according to his or her area of work and we felt it was important to see how they dealt with typical issues that arise in their own establishments.”

The UK Restaurant Manager of the Year competition aims to reward the best managers in the food service sector – whether from fine-dining restaurants, gastropubs, high street dining operations, hotel restaurants or those run by contract caterers.

Judge Stephen Motion, sales director for sponsor Bookatable.com commented: “I am looking forward to being a judge for the competition again this year. As an ex-operator myself with a background in the pub trade, hotels and casual dining; the competition allows me to gain valuable exposure to the candidates varying business needs. This insight helps Bookatable evolve its technology solutions to make life easier for restaurant managers.”

The winner will be announced at a Gala Dinner Awards Ceremony at London’s Roof Gardens on 17 November 2014.

Tickets are available for this event can be bought via the booking form