SommFoundation

Past Trips & Attendees

SommFoundation, in partnership with our sponsors, has provided the following trips to professionals in the industry.


2021

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2020

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Rudd Round Table Napa, CA (Jan 26–28, 2020)

  • William Simons – Rudd Scholar

    Albi | Baltimore, MD

  • Maddy Jimerson – Rudd Scholar

    Cache Cache | Aspen, CO

  • Zachary Byers – Rudd Scholar/Johnston Medal

    Beckon | Denver, CO

  • Thoger Petry – Rudd Scholar

    MillHouse Restaurant | Kihei, HI

  • Chris Dunaway

    The Little Nell | Aspen, CO

  • Wesam Kawa

    Café Monarch | Scottsdale, AZ

  • Sarah Zehner

    Westward | Seattle, WA

  • Cassandra Felix

    The Breakers | West Palm Beach, FL

  • Rebecca Flynn

    Eleven Madison Park | Brooklyn, NY

  • Aaron Fry

    Vintegrity | Kansas City, MO

  • José Maria Aguirre

    Maum Group | Oakland, CA

  • Sarah Thomas

    Le Bernardin/Kalamata’s Kitchen | Astoria, NY


2019

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Rudd Round Table Napa Valley, California (Jan 27–28, 2019)

  • Andreas Harl

    Matsuhisa | Vail, CO

  • Beth Hickey

    Heartwood Provisions | Seattle, WA

  • Donghyuk Shin

    Benu | San Francisco, CA

  • Dustin Chabert – Rudd Scholar

    Spiaggia | Chicago, IL

  • Erik Elliott

    The Little Nell | Aspen, CO

  • Hugo Bensimon – Rudd Scholar/Johnston Medal

    Grill 23 | Boston, MA

  • Kassandra McPherson

    Lazy Bear | San Francisco, CA

  • Luis Avalos

    Pavilions Market | Costa Mesa, CA

  • Matt Whitney – Rudd Scholar

    Eastern Standard | Boston, MA

  • Stacey Gibson

    Park Avenue Fine Wines | Portland, OR


2018

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Rudd Round Table Napa Valley, California (Jan 21–22, 2018)

  • Jason Caballero

    Bourbon Steak | Phoenix, AZ

  • Greg Van Wagner

    Jimmy’s | Aspen, CO

  • Jeffrey Birkemeier

    Pebble Beach Company | Salinas, CA

  • Bill Elsey

    Pappas Bros. | Houston, TX

  • Tyler Alden

    Heavy Restaurant Group | Seattle, WA

  • Chris Raftery

    Gramercy Tavern | New York, NY

  • Petra Polakovicova

    Epic Steak | San Francisco, CA

  • Femi Oyediran

    Graft Wine Shop | Charleston, SC

  • Taylor Grant- Rudd Scholar/Johnston Medal

    Scopa Italian Roots | Santa Monica, CA

  • Gregory Stokes – Rudd Scholar

    Veritas | Columbus, OH

  • Alexander David Ring- Rudd Scholar

    Lazy Bear | San Francisco, CA


2017

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Rudd Round Table Napa Valley, California (Jan 22–23, 2017)

  • Justin Moore

    Casa Tua | Aspen, CO

  • Brandon Kerne

    Pappas Bros. | Houston, TX

  • Tim Parkhouse

    The Pacific Club | Newport Beach, CA

  • Tahlia Bolden

    Gather Kitchen & Bar | Seattle, WA

  • Kat Thomas

    Hakkasan | Las Vegas, NV

  • Keith Fergel

    Taylor’s Kitchen | Sacramento, CA

  • Peter Plaehn

    The Hotel Landing | Minneapolis, MN

  • Jessica Waugh- Rudd Scholar

    Southern Glazer”s | Las Vegas, NV

  • Christopher Ramelb – Rudd Scholar/Johnston Medal

    Self-Employed | Honolulu, HI

  • Nicole Hakli- Rudd Scholar

    Momofuku | New York, NY


2016

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Rudd Round Table Napa Valley, California

  • Andrea Morris

    Nix | Brooklyn, NY

  • Csaba Oveges

    The Little Nell | Aspen, CO

  • Jake Lewis- Rudd Scholar/Johnston Medal

    Momofuku | New York, NY

  • Jason Percival- Rudd Scholar

    Post 390 | Boston, MA

  • Joy Cushing

    Louie’s Wine Dive | Nashville, TN

  • Justin Timsit

    Martine’s Wines | Novato, CA

  • Laurie Sutton

    Malibu Beach Inn | Santa Monica, CA

  • Martin Beally

    Wild Ginger & the Triple Door | Seattle, WA

  • Wendy Shoemaker

    Californios SF | San Francisco, CA

  • Will Predhomme

    Predhomme Inc. | Toronto, Canada

  • Yvonne Cheung- Rudd Scholar

    The Upper House | Hong Kong, China


2015

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Master Sommeliers

Rudd Round Table Napa Valley, California

  • Scott Ota – Rudd Scholar

    High Street Wiine Co. | Austin, TX

  • Mia Van de Water – Rudd Scholar/Johnston Medal

    Eleven Madison Park | New York, NY

  • Joo Lee – Rudd Scholar

    Eleven Madison Park | New York, NY

  • Jeremy Reed

    Ella Dining Room & Bar | Sacramento, CA

  • Stephen McDonald

    Pappas Bros. | Houston, TX

  • Jerusha Frost

    Chef’s Club | New York, NY

  • Nick Dadonna

    Boston Urban Hospitality | Boston, MA

  • Noel Doty

    Cadence | Walla Walla, WA

  • Serge Janic

    Medovino Imports | Mississauga, Canada

  • Paul Coker

    Michael Mina’s Stonehill Tavern | Dana Point, CA


2014

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Master Sommeliers

Rudd Round Table Napa Valley, California

  • Martin Sheehan-Stross – Rudd Scholar

    Gary Danko | San Francisco, CA

  • Jeremiah Morehouse – Rudd Scholar (tie)

    SPQR | San Francisco, CA

  • Jim Rollston – Rudd Scholar/Johnston Medal

    Manresa Restaurant | San Francisco, CA

  • Jane Lopes – Rudd Scholar (tie)

    Ristorate Morini | New York, NY

  • Ryan Stetins

    Ritz-Carlton | San Francisco, CA

  • James Lechner

    Bastille | Seattle, CA

  • Joon Lim

    Vine Vault | Lawrenceville, GA

  • Christopher Gaither

    Ungrafted | San Francisco, CA

  • Cappie Peete

    Minero Restaurant | Charleston, SC

  • Jack Mason

    Marea | New York, NY


2013

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Master Sommeliers

Rudd Round Table Napa Valley, California

  • Bobby Conroy

    In Situ | New York, NY

  • June Rodil

    McGuire Moorman | Austin, TX

  • Julie Dalton – Rudd Scholar

    Four Seasons/Michael Mina | Baltimore, MD

  • Matt Bradford

    Savannah Distributing Co. | Atlanta, GA

  • Kim Wood

    Aria | Las Vegas, NV

  • Aaron Patrick

    Bourbon Steak | San Francisco, CA

  • Robert Brzostowski

    Bellagio | Las Vegas, NV

  • Jackson Rohrbaugh – Rudd Scholar/Johnston Medal

    Canlis | Seattle, WA

  • David Keck – Rudd Scholar

    Uchi Restaurants | Austin, TX

  • Jeffery Kellogg

    Captiva Restaurant Group | Charlotte, NC


2012

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Master Sommeliers

Rudd Round Table Napa Valley, California

  • Justin Amick – Rudd Scholar

    Concentrics Restaurants | Atlanta, GA

  • Angie An

    Regal Wine Company | Moorestown, NJ

  • Eric Crane

    Empire Distributors | Atlanta, GA

  • Derek Engles

    MGM Grand | Las Vegas, NV

  • Justin Hall

    Bourbon Steak | Miami, FL

  • Jason Hisaw

    Pappas Bros. | Dallas, TX

  • Andrey Ivanov- Rudd Scholar/Johnston Medal

    Reeds American Table | St. Louis, MO

  • Max Kast

    The Fearrington House | Pittsboro, NC

  • Kenny Koda

    Rudd Winery | Napa, CA

  • Pascaline Lepeltier

    Rouge Tomate | New York, NY

  • Josh Orr – Rudd Scholar

    Vineagogo, LLC | Carlsbad, CA

  • Nico Synman

    Bellagio | Las Vegas, NV


2011

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Master Sommeliers

Rudd Round Table Napa Valley, California

  • Stephen Clark

    A & G Beverages | Fairhope, AL

  • Daniel Cobian – Rudd Scholar/Johnston Medal

    The Breakers | Palm Beach, FL

  • Desi Echavarrie

    The French Laundry | Yountville, CA

  • Patrick Emerson

    Maverick Southern Kitchens | Charleston, SC

  • Ted Glennon

    Hotel del Coronado | San Diego, CA

  • David Kristiansen – Rudd Scholar

    Bellagio | Las Vegas, NV

  • Roland Micu

    La Toque | Napa, CA

  • Andrew Myers

    CityZen | Washington, D.C

  • Joshua Nadel

    Veritas | New York, NY

  • Emily Pickral Papach – Rudd Scholar

    Kysela Pere et Fils, LTD | Winchester, VA

  • DLynn Proctor

    Treasury Wine Estates | Napa, CA