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The Academy of Food & Wine Service, UK Restaurant Manager of the Year 2017 will receive:

A career-defining study trip, at a location yet to be confirmed
Top stage and mentoring with a leading restaurateur
Complimentary tickets to AFWS competitions and dinners and industry events
The prestigious title of a lifetime,  trophy, certificate

Virgin Rising Star
Awarded to the best young entrant.

Past Winners

2016 Matthew Mawtus, Pollen Street Social

2015 Ian Sturrock, The Arts Club, London

2014 Alper Zan, Restaurant Manager Café Rouge, Cheshire Oaks

2013 Janine Swales, GM, Tottenham Hotspur Training Centre, BaxterStorey Ltd

Winner Janine Swales with chief judge Peter Avis

2012 Peter McAlister, Food & Beverage Manager, Culloden Estate and Spa





2011 Michele Caggianese, Jumeirah Carlton Tower hotel, London

2010 David Hennigan, The Crown at Whitebrook and Celtic Manor, Monmouthshire

2009 Peter Avis, Babylon restaurant at the Roof Gardens, London