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Alison Taffs

Alison Taffs has worked in hospitality for over 20 years. Starting as a waiter, she worked her way into the Pizza Express management team and ran their openings team during the expansion in the late 90’s, then moved into a role as a UK and International Training Manager. She has held HR Director roles in multi-branded national groups, private restaurants and contract catering, and now works for herself as a People Development consultant, coach and trainer.

Alison has a deep passion for both hospitality and drinks education, and has managed to stay involved in training both: including running her drinks education business; The Grape Society.

She says her mission is to help people to be more confident in their own hospitality mindset, and also to help people enjoy drinking more varied delicious things. She is looking forward to sharing her enthusiasm with the college teams in her role as tutor and judge.

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