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, as a caterer and private chef 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  a consultant. In 2014 I helped Top Chef alums Jen Biesty & Tim Nugent open their restaurant Shakewell in Oakland and manage their wine  program.
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
Mondays (Spring)
6:10
9:00
Back of Chef's Table/PCR
Tuesdays
      Thursdays                
3:10
3:30
6:00
8:20

Back of Chef's Table/PCR
 CAHS 222
Beverage Mgmt


 
 
 CAHS 209
Food Business Entrepreneurship

 
Mondays
(Fall)
 
6:10
 
9:00

Back of Chef's Table/PCR

CAHS 33
Procurement & Costing
Tuesdays
Thursdays
8:10
9:10
10:00
10:00
SW 2
SW 2