BACKGROUND IN THE WINE INDUSTRY:
20 Years in the F&B Industry
10 Years as a wine sales agent
3 Years with Noble
WSET Certified level 3 w/ specialization in Italy
MOST MEMORABLE WINE EXPERIENCE:
Has to be Malbec Camp in the spring of 2019. The perfect mix of education and inspiration. Colleagues and clients forged into friends through the hospitality of Catena.
BEST DISH YOU CAN COOK
Beef Brisket and Texas Brisket.
THREE PEOPLE YOU WOULD MOST WANT TO HAVE DINNER WITH, DEAD OR ALIVE:
My Grandpa Ben as he would keep the waitstaff on their toes. Mr. Anthony Bourdain because the kitchen would try and impress him. Finally, Dale DeGroff, cause he knows his way around the back bar, after all, we are out for dinner…
WHAT’S THE STRANGEST TALENT YOU HAVE:
I can make the uncomfortable, comfortable.
MOTTO OR PERSONAL MANTRA:
It’s always darkest before the dawn.
BEFORE YOU DIE, YOU WOULD LIKE TO…
Make myself, my love, family and friends proud.