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Guild Member Profile


Fiona Smith

Sommelier, Enthusiast, Presenter, Teacher
  • Beer and Food Expert, Sommelier, Host, Educator, Trainer, Event Manager, Brand Ambassador
  • Midlands
  • BA in Modern European Studies
  • Self taught Beer Ambassador
  • BBPA
  • BII
  • Certified Cicerone
  • food-matching
  • recipe-dev
  • on-trade
  • off-trade
  • brewing
  • beer-styles
  • quizzes
  • Events
  • Beer Education
  • Beer in Ireland

What is the one thing you'd like to tell visitors to the Guild's website?

Beer Expert, Educator and Trainer who kick-started¬†Beer and Food back in the 90’s, and who now works for the F&B Partnership, the UK’s first food and beer consultancy. We have worked with all Brewers, large and small across 5 continents, with some of the worlds best chefs and excel at bringing beer to life and educating both the trade and consumer about how to taste beer, beer appreciation, beer and food and how it should be served.

What you can offer as a writer/beer lover?

The best beer education there is.

We have worked across 5 Continents: China; Guangzhou, Shanghai, Beijing, Australia; Sydney and Melbourne, New Zealand, South Korea; Soeul, Argentina; Buenos Aires, USA; New York, Boston, Colorado, Aspen, San Francisco, Orlando, Minneapolis, Chicago; Canada: Montreal, Toronto; Europe; Belgium, France, Austria, Holland, UK and Ireland, UAE: Oman, Dubai,

with some of the World leading Chefs: Francesco Mazzai, Sat Baines, Michael Caines, Sean Hill, Cyrus Todiwala, Ed Baines, Michel Roux, Jonathan Garnier, Kevin Dundon, Derry Clarke, Gino d’Acampo, Georgio Locatelli .

Please contact us with any beer related brief.

What do you like most about being a Guild of Beer Writers member?

Being with like-minded people

Pieces of work by Fiona:

  • Global Beer trainers and Event Organisers

    The F&B Partnership have worked globally with Stella Artois as Brand Ambassadors and trainers in the 9 step pouring ritual and 4 step pouring ritual.