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I have over 30 years of industry experience in teaching and training I am able to relate to employees at all levels. Since 2017 I have been an independent consultant, offering practical business solutions, hands on training and advice to get the best out of people in the work place.
Acting as an independent venue assessor, I have an wealth of experience in identifying best practice across venues and advising where improvements should be made relating to risk assessments, SOP’s, licensing, methods of working, food and beverage issues and training.
I am a member of the Institute of Hospitality
Executive Director, The Academy of Food & Wine Service & Hospitality and Leisure Manpower 2015 -2017 Responsible for industry wide competitions - Sommelier of the Year, Restaurant Manager of the Year. ACE (Academy Centres of Excellence) Accreditation Schemes. Roux Scholarship competition management. MIA (Meeting Industry Association) venue validation and accreditation. Event management for The BII (British Institute of Innkeeping).
I Lectured at the University of West London, London School of Hospitality & Tourism from 1992 – 2015 as a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy & Course Leader BA Hospitality & International Hotel Management. I was responsible for the writing and development of course content and modules covering Food & Beverage Management, Food & Beverage Service, Restaurant & Food Management, Professional & Development and Consultancy Project Management.
Senior Fellow of The Higher Education Academy 2013
Postgraduate Diploma (PGDIP) Learning and Teaching Thames Valley University, PT 2007-2010
Certificate of Education (PCET) Learning and Teaching Thames Valley University, PT 2006-2007
Institute of Learning member 2007
City & Guilds 7307 Adult Education Teaching Certificate Polytechnic of West London, PT 1993- 1995
HND Hospitality Management Blackpool & Fylde College, FT 1984-1986
OND Hotel & Catering Operations Ealing College of Further & Higher Education, FT 1982-1984
Meet Our Team
David Foskett Associates
Suzanne Weekes is a highly experienced hospitality educator and trainer . She is an established hospitality author whose books are used internationally . Highly respected by employers for her inspiration passion and dedication from all sectors of industry.
Hospitality and Butler Trainer
Suzanne is a an experienced and knowledgeable hospitality professional with many years of industrial and training expertise. Many hospitality professionals will testify that they owe the progression in their hospitality career to Suzanne with her dedicated expertise and enthusiasm.
Head Chef Parker’s Tavern
Having Suzanne in to train our staff was a sheer delight. She engaged the staff with her focused and driven training sessions where on entering her training sessions they were employees and staff, but they left as a team better prepared to help each other, leading to better customer focused employees and a well-oiled business.
Group Head of Events
Throughout the time Suzanne worked on Sommelier of the Year with me on the technical side of competition management for the regional heats, semi-finals and finals in London, she showed professionalism, attention to detail and a warm sense of humour which enabled all who worked with her and the competitors to feel supported and at ease in a very pressurised situation.
University of West London
Suzanne taught for several years on the courses that I have led at the University of West London and Westminster Kingsway College. Bringing a wealth of professional experience to her teaching from her roles in the hospitality industry she brings the industry to life through the use of contextualised examples whilst maintaining rigorous academic standards, ensuring student engagement which is so important for retention and progression on the courses.