Food and beverage service jobs & careers

Key facts:

  • It’s a career, not just a job – there are excellent opportunities in an industry that contributes around 25 billion pounds per year to the economy.
  • There are 254,200 people working in food and beverage service in the UK, from restaurant hosts to conference and banqueting managers.
  • A restaurant manager can earn up to £40,000 a year and as an owner of a food and beverage establishment, the possibilities are limitless!


How can the Hospitality Guild help?

Simple! We have loads of opportunities to help you kick-start your career.

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Partner programmes

A number of our partners offer programmes that can help you develop your career within food and beverage service. Find out more about each of them, and the programmes they have to offer. 

Academy of Food and Wine Service

The Academy of Food & Wine Service (AFWS) is the professional body for the Food and Beverage service in the UK’s hospitality industry and the benchmark for service best practice.

Institute of Hospitality

The Institute of Hospitality is the professional body for individual managers and aspiring managers working and studying in the hospitality, leisure and tourism industry.

British Institute of Innkeeping

British Institute of Innkeeping (BII) is the professional body for the licensed trade and reflects the views of around 13,000 members, including managers, staff, licensees and tenants from both the on and off sectors.

Wine & Spirit Educational Trust

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) was founded in 1969 to provide high quality education and training in wines and spirits. Since then, WSET has grown into the foremost international body in the field of wines and spirits education.