The UK’s professional body for front-of-house food and beverage service now permits under 24-year-olds with one year’s full employment in the sector to join the ‘UK Guild of Restaurant Service’.
For £25 per year, members will have access to the Academy’s competitions such as the Moët UK Sommelier of the Year 2014and the UK Restaurant Manager of the Year, along with the on-line training module Licence to Work and other organised talks and masterclasses.
“We recognise that it’s important to offer a category of membership to young professionals that offers tangible benefits to help them develop and progress their careers,” said AFWS executive director John Croft.
The announcement comes as the gripping TV series, Michel Roux’s Service, is repeated on BBC2. The Academy played a pivotal role in the making of the programme and arranged the scholarships awarded to the winners.