Welcome to my website!


I've been working in hospitality in the SF Bay Area for over twenty-five years and teaching at CCSF since 2005.
I started my career as a culinary apprentice under a French chef. I've  worked
in kitchens from Chez Panisse to the Claremont Hotel and China Moon Café, and in the Front-of-House as the manager of Zuni Cafe.  Wine is a major component of my work; I've done lists for several restaurants including Stars, Vertigo and Café Rouge. In addition to teaching at CCSF I continue to be actively involved in our industry, as Wine Director for Cafe Rouge in Berkeley and as a consultant. Last summer I helped Top Chef alums Jen Biesty & Tim Nugent open their restaurant Shakewell in Oakland, and also created their wine list.
I am a regular participant on the Wine & Spirits Magazine tasting panel and have written for the magazine as well.
When not at school I'm hiking, tasting wine, shopping at farmer's markets, cooking, canning or hunting for wild mushrooms. 


If you'd like to know more about me or my work:
How I got into this business
About my wine list consulting

My Teaching Schedule, Fall, 2015

 CourseDays
 From ToLocation

CAHS 100 Intro to Hospitality

Tuesdays
Thursdays

12:20
12:10

2:00
1:00

SW  2
SW 2
CAHS 205 Wine
Monday (Spring)
6:10
9:00
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Tuesdays
Thursdays                



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 CAHS 222
Beverage Mgmt


 
 
 CAHS 209 Food Business Entrepreneurship

 
Mondays
 
6:10
 
9:00

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