Europe Africa
Celebrating 85 years . .
Learning from masters
Formal but fun
Buying for quality
Awarding excellence, applauding service
Visiting the wineries
Wine, food and friends


Our network of 32 branches in Europe and Africa maintains a balanced event programme. Branch Events cover many of these stages in the cycle of production and ultimate enjoyment of food and wine: Growing, Buying, Preparing, Tasting, Sharing, Celebrating. 

Our goals are to
    • visit regional food and, in fortunate countries, wine producers
    • increase our understanding of quality methods of production
    • encourage local restaurants through our IWFS Awards
    • encourage young chefs through various competitions and awards
    • arrange wine tastings and demonstrations of food preparation
    • provide mentoring and friendship to newcomers
    • enhance the camaraderie between members
In these pages you will see how our region and branches have applied these principles to their own events.
The Executive Committee, through the activities of a number of its members, supports the William Heptinstall Memorial Fund, a registered charity, which sponsors an annual award to help young chefs further their careers through overseas stages.