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British Columbia

Interested in:

Community, Education, Job Search, Scholarship, Share Resources, Sommelier, Vineyard Management, Wine Making

About

Education:

● Viticulture Certificate, Okanagan College, Penticton Campus. Winter 2021.:
WHMIS certification, Pesticide Applicator Certificate at date.
● Wine 21 Certificate, Okanagan College, Winter 2021: worldwide wine styles, packaging and
presentation, cellaring, sensory evaluation, marketing and public relations.
● Viticulture and Enology, Worldwide Farmers Exchange practical agriculture training program;
Oregon - USA. 2016

Work Experience:

I 've been working in the Wine Industry since 2015 and developed different skills in winemaking in differents parts of the world. I considered myself a trained winemaker and still on the learning path.
Today I work as an assistant winemaker in Summerland, BC and now I'm planning on my future to be involved in other areas of the Industry.

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Awo Fahal

Student

Ontario

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Community, Share Resources, Sommelier

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My background is in digital marketing. I graduated with a BComm in 2016 from the University of Guelph. I took some time in my mid 20’s to travel and work abroad. I truly enjoy immersing myself in new cultures and trying new cuisines. These days, I am starting an online publication regarding food, wine and lifestyle. I think access to these resources would help me attain the knowledge I need to equip me and my audience.

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Kaustubh Dubey

Student

Ontario

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Community, Education, Scholarship, Sommelier, Wine Making

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Bar tender, MOD, Server, passionate about the hospitality industry, wine & food.

With a background as a Architecture Project Manager, I found my passion for working with people in the hospitality industry. I am currently working at La Palette, wearing many different hats depending on the day. Talk to me about all the delicious food & wine you had recently and how we can transform the Toronto hospitality community to be the industry leader!

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Jastina Aujla

Student

British Columbia

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Community, Education, Scholarship, Sommelier

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I am an Indigenous studies scholar from the University of British Columbia working in the diversity, equity, and inclusion space. Wine is a passion of mine and I am working towards obtaining my WSET certifications.

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Seyon Rajadurai

Student

Ontario

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Community, Job Search, Scholarship, Sommelier

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I have been a part of the hospitality industry since 2019. I have worked at restaurants like Alo, PAi, and Clio. I have worked in many capacities, progressively in the industry first as a polisher, then a food runner and service assistant, and finally a server.

I left the hospitality industry in 2022 and worked in the Federal Government

I recently left my job (2024) and I am looking to get back into the hospitality industry in Toronto.

I received my Honours Bachelor of Science (HBSc) in Psychology and Biology from the University of Toronto in 2022

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Khalil Daibes

Student

Ontario

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Community, Education, Scholarship, Share Resources, Sommelier, Wine Making

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After moving to Toronto to pursue a career in business consulting, I found myself drawn to the exciting hospitality and wine scene in the city. Fast forward a few years and I have had the pleasure of working as a server and bartender alongside dozens of lovely members of the Ontario wine community. I am currently focused on my education and growing my knowledge through both the classroom setting as well as on the restaurant floor. I am working towards CMS certification, which I hope to obtain this coming year.

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Shanti Tickeram

Student

Ontario

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Community, Education, Job Search, Scholarship, Share Resources, Sommelier, Vineyard Management, Wine Making

About

Hi all,

My name is Shanti and I’m of West Indian descent.

I have 20 + years of experience in the hospitality industry in various FOH positions.

I currently hold my WSET level 2: Award in Wines certification, and I'm looking to further my wine education.

Cheers! 🥂

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Willow Cioppa

Student

Quebec

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Community, Education, Job Search, Scholarship, Share Resources, Sommelier, Wine Making

About

Willow Cioppa is an emerging wine professional with a particular interest in strange, fun, freaky, complicated wine. They have extensive experience working in restaurants and have been gaining experience working directly in wineries. As they are also a copywriter and content designer, they have offered Marketing consulting to wineries, specializing in describing wine in engaging, unique, and personal ways.

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