Mon, April 10 - Wed, April 12, 2023

Enercare Centre, Toronto

Sommelier Service Competition

Pour your way to an all expenses paid trip to Champagne!

Sommeliers will compete in a service-based challenge for a chance to win an all-expenses paid trip to Champagne to visit Piper-Heidsieck and Charles Heidsieck Champagne houses.

Competition Details

Monday, May 9 - 10:00am-12:30pm ET - Bar & Beverage Stage

The competition will be designed to mimic the service component of a Certified Sommelier Exam, where the competitors will be tasked with opening and serving a bottle of Champagne and answering knowledge-testing questions from our panel of esteemed judges.

Competition Prizes

  • 1st Place - An all expenses paid trip to Champagne, France to visit Piper-Heidsieck and Charles Heidsieck Champagne houses
  • 2nd Place - $2000 cash prize courtesy of Arc Cardinal, decanter from Chef & Sommelier
  • 3rd Place - $1000 cash prize courtesy of Arc Cardinal, decanter from Chef & Sommelier

Applicant Criteria

  • A certified sommelier (CAPS Certified, Court of Master Sommeliers Certified or WSET Diploma)
  • Must live and work in Canada
  • Must currently be working in a restaurant
  • Achieve a top 6 grade on a challenging written qualification exam prepared by the Sommelier Factory wine school
  • Be available to travel to Toronto to compete in the live competition on Monday, May 9, 2022

Applications are now closed - thank you for your interest!

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Host & JUDGES

Jeff Osborne

HOST

Jeff Osborne

TM Wine & Craft Spirits Team, Breakthru Beverage & Founder, JPO Endeavour

Jen-Huether

JUDGE

Jen Huether

Master Sommelier & Director of Alcohol Curation, Fresh City Farms

Christopher Sealy

JUDGE

Christopher Sealy

Wine Director, Alo Food Group

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JUDGE

Elsa Macdonald

Master of Wine, Freelance Wine Educator & Consultant

2022 Winners

Jose-Luis-Fernandez

1st Place

Jose Luis Fernandez

Langdon Hall, Cambridge, ON

Matt-Landry

2nd Place

Matt Landry

Stable House Bistro, Vancouver, BC

Christophe-Reitz

3rd Place

Christophe Reitz

Quatrefoil Restaurant, Dundas, ON

2022 Finalists

Justin-Madol

Justin Madol

Don Alfonso 1890, Toronto, ON

Christian-Perreault-Hamel

Christian Perreault Hamel

Pompette, Toronto, ON

Leagh-Barkley

Leagh Barkley

Aquafarina & Per Se Social Corner, Vancouver, BC

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