Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET)


WSET (the Wine & Spirit Education Trust) joined The Chefs’ Forum to stay in touch with developments made in the hospitality industry by the country’s top chefs.

We are the largest global provider of qualifications in the field of wines and spirits, training people working in the hospitality industry across the world. The relationship between food and wine can make or break a dining experience, which is why food and wine pairing forms a key component of many of our courses.

WSET qualifications are designed for individuals taking their first steps in wine, spirits and sakes, as well as experienced industry professionals. They are formally recognised by the UK Government and have a strong reputation worldwide.

FT6A1721In 2015, we won a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade for demonstrating excellence in reaching international markets – with courses now available in over 60 countries and in 19 languages.

“When I was at culinary school we were asked to take WSET level 1 as part of our training. Before this point I had no interest in wine. These courses completely changed my life. All of a sudden I found myself in wine shops and reading books! I took levels two and three back-to-back and am now taking level four. I am moving from the kitchen to work under a wine director at a top end restaurant. If it wasn’t for WSET I would still be unsure as to where to take my career in the food and beverage industry.”
Andy Green, Level 4 Diploma student

FT6A1734“The guest experience has undoubtedly benefited as a result of the staff’s knowledge and enthusiasm for wine. The WSET certification has also found success with the hotel’s staff retention, with many valuing the certification as a vital component of their professional development.”
Hotel du Vin

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