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Over 25 years experience in fine dining, retail development and boutique hospitality / technology / retail brands creating new trends and concepts around the globe: my experience includes - restaurant concept development, restaurant consulting, wine & spirits menu development, wine & spirits purchasing for both large scale casino and international multi-unit hotels, national marketing and third-party placement of wine and spirits, staff hiring and training leading teams in multiple outlets/properties and global destinations, cellar design & development, interactive design, interactive technologies, POS systems integrations, retail development, retail consulting, brand creation and ideation, tabletop / barware design consultations. I have also been one of the largest buyers of rare and fine wines throughout my various roles sourcing and purchasing millions of dollars of the world's greatest and most sought-after wines!
Select accolades: Most Innovative Award - National Restaurant Association, James Beard Awards - Outstanding Wine Service, nomination and subsequent award for Aureole, Global Digital Maverick - Hewlett Packard, Grand Award - Wine Spectator, Best wine list in the USA - Florence Fabricant (NY Times, Wine Enthusiast) & Epicurean Hall of Fame - Las Vegas Magazine