The Academy of Wine and Food Service is offering free career and training resources on its newly relaunched website as a tie-in with the new Michel Roux’s Service TV series. The series, which will be screened on BBC2 twice weekly from 12 January, follows eight recruits through six months of rigorous front-of-house training with some of the industry’s leading players. The Academy, which will award two successful trainees with scholarships at the end of the process, has on its website,, downloadable information on careers in front-of-house and service advice sheets as well as details of training programmes. There will also 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, during the series’ run. Academy executive director Sophie Roberts-Brown said: “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.”