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Michel Roux's TV series to raise front-of-house profile

Published:  06 January, 2011

The Academy of Food and Wine Service (AFWS), is hoping to raise the profile of front-of-house as a viable career ahead of the new TV series, Michel Roux's Service.

The series, hosted by Le Gavroche's Michel Roux Jnr, will be shown twice weekly beginning January 12.

It will follow eight recruits through six months of rigorous front-of-house training with some of the industry's leading players and will coincide with the UK's professional front-of-house body providing a host of service-related career information, advice sheets and training packs on its newly launched website.

There will be feature interviews, blogs and video blogs with key industry players discussing aspects of front-of-house training, the role played by front-of-house in an establishment's success and their own front-of-house careers.

AFWS executive director, Sophie Roberts-Brown, said: "We are delighted that this project has resulted in what promises to be riveting viewing. The four-week series will inevitably raise the profile of front-of-house as a viable career in the industry and comes as a much-needed boost to the front-of-house profession. I hope it will demonstrate the fantastic and rewarding careers that are available in this sector."

The Academy of Food and Wine Service has offered two of the trainees scholarships at the end of their training.