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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.
I am a regular participant in the Wine & Spirits Magazine tasting panel and have written for the magazine as well.
When not at school I'm tasting wine, shopping at  farmer's markets, cooking,  making jam 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 ScheduleSpring, 2014

 CourseDays
 From ToLocation
CAHS 100
Intro to Hospitality
Tuesday,
Thursday
12:10
12:10
2:00,
1:00
 Statler Wing (SW)
Rm  2
CAHS 205 Wine
Monday
6:10
9:40*
 Back of Pierre  Coste  Dining Room
Tuesday
Thursday
4:00,
4:00
7:00
9:00
Back of Pierre  Coste  Dining Room
 CAHS 222
Beverage Management