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Robert James Dubben

I am a classically trained Chef, and Sommelier living in the Napa Valley. My passion runs deep for cuisine, wine, beer, and hospitality. My focus lies on sustainable, and locally sourced ingredients to create unforgettable bespoke experiences that express my view on food and beverage pairings.
EDUCATION & CERTIFICATIONS
Court of Master Sommeliers . Level 2 Certified Sommelier
EXPERIENCE
Gather. Reno. Owner / Sommelier
West Shore Cafe. Tahoma, CA. Sommelier
The Tahoe Dinner Bell. Lake Tahoe. Sommelier / Chef
The Marriott. Sacramento, CA. Sous Chef, Dining Room Manager
The Granite Bay Golf Club. Granite Bay, CA. Kitchen
Turningstone Resort & Casino. Verona, NY. Sous Chef
The Otesaga. Cooperstown, NY. Line Cook
SKILLS & EXPERTISE
Inventory Management
Wine Educator
Wine Judge
Wine Service- Restaurant
Wine Sourcing and Purchasing
Wine Service- Management
Wine and Food Pairing
Private Cellar Consultation
Wine List Creation
Wine Service- Bar or Wine Bar
Regional Expertise: Italy
Wine Service- Bar or Wine Bar
I am a classically trained Chef, and Sommelier living in the Napa Valley. My passion runs deep for cuisine, wine, beer, and hospitality. My focus lies on sustainable, and locally sourced ingredients to create unforgettable bespoke experiences that express my view on food and beverage pairings.
MY LIGHT BULB MOMENT
As long as i can remember i have been intrigued by the magic of food and wine. It all started when i was 15 working as a prep cook at a farm house where classical musicians were trained to play their instruments. Every night they all had dinner together and occasionally i was asked to stay and eat with them. They always had wine and would talk about how the wine paired with the food or did not. I knew then i needed to know more. That was the first time i saw wine in such a capacity.
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Robert James Dubben
Robert James Dubben
robert.dubben@gmail.com
Napa, CA
United States

Compline Wine Bar, Restaurant, and Merchant
Staff Sommelier