Academy of food and wine service



The Academy of Food and Wine Service (AFWS), established in 1988, is the professional body for front-of-house service. It is dedicated to improving the status and awareness of food and beverage service as a viable career choice, raising standards across the industry and encouraging teamwork with other colleagues. AFWS can offer advice and training to anyone following, or considering, a career as a sommelier, wine waiter, waiter, bar manager or restaurant manager.
The Academy Centre of Excellence (ACE) accreditation programme is the industry recognised standard for front-of-house food and beverage service training.

The benchmark for world-class standards, ACE ensures that the highest quality of work-based front-of-house food and beverage service training is reached and maintained across the UK hospitality industry.  From independent operators to large Corporate Groups and Pub Cos, we work closely with employers to ensure that they are giving the very best training to their teams, and in turn, the very best service to their customers.

Gaining ACE accreditation gives Calibre International a valuable point of difference, setting us from our competition


·ACE is a ‘badge of honour’ that demonstrates commitment to and excellence in service training


·Employees feel valued and reassured that they are receiving the best training in the industry, increasing their skills and motivation and reducing staff turnover


·Prospective employees clearly see the emphasis placed on training and credibility as a trainer, attracting strong candidates to the team.




ISO 9001



ISO9001 is an international standard for Quality Management Systems (QMS). The standard supports Calibre International in ensuring that we are consistently achieving a high level of customer satisfaction. By achieving this standard, it shows our commitment to our people and our clients in ensuring that we are delivering our promises and providing exceptional service.


Calibre International is proud to say that we have achieved this standard for the last 7 years.