Professionally and in brief I am:
A graduate of French Language and Literature Degree from University of Toronto.
I am a certified Sommelier in the Court of Master Sommeliers adding to my initial certification with CAPS Ontario (Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers). In the last 10 years I have had the great privilege of travelling to numerous wine regions, exploring and studying different wine cultures, the people and the factors that make them unique. I continue to expand on my global understanding of wine.
In rather short period of time and on different projects, I have been involved in all aspects of 'restaurant management'...with exception of the kitchen. I have been instrumental in the building of full wine and beverage programs, to being a General Manager, to teaching wine education, to building and opening my own wine bar & tavern and most recently working in one of Canada's top fine dining restaurants.