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The search begins to find the UK Restaurant Manager of The Year 2014.

Restaurant Managers all over the UK are invited to compete in this prestigious competition to become the UK Restaurant Manager of the Year 2014.

The competition has been run by the Academy of Food & Wine Service for six years and acknowledges and rewards the best in the food service industry – whether small individual boutique establishments, popular fine-dining sites, gastro pubs or high street dining operations, restaurants in hotels as well as those run by contract caterers.

Anyone who fulfils the role of a Restaurant Manager is welcome to enter. Your job title doesn’t have to be “Restaurant Manager” but you should be undertaking the typical work and activities associated with the role: responsibility for the business performance, managing people, staff training and coordinating the entire operation of the restaurant.

Required knowledge:  Staff development and supervisory techniques;  Social Media and promotional activities;  Local, national and international market knowledge;  Current trends in food, fashion and service style; Menu planning/co-ordination; Customer  service;  Product knowledge; Stock management and budgetary control.
Janine Swales Restaurant Manager of the Year 2013

GM, Tottenham Hotspur Training Centre, BaxterStorey Ltd.

Winner Janine Swales with chief judge Peter Avis

Winner Janine Swales with chief judge Peter Avis

It was a great honour winning the AFWS UK “Restaurant Manager of the Year 2013” competition and a real privilege to win a stage in Daniel Boulud’s Dinex Group of restaurants in New York. Winning the competition was life changing; I never thought that something like this will ever happen to me. Being the first winner from a Food Service Sector, BaxterStorey Ltd and not your typical restaurant establishment I thought this will be a great learning curve, competing against the best of the best.  I realised that it does not matter where you work but how you work, this competition has given me so much confidence, new skills and amazing mentors along the way. I will recommend this competition to everyone, this is the most rewarding experience and once in a lifetime opportunity. 

 Restaurant Manager of The Year Entry Form