Cork & Fork: A Celebration of Female Culinary Talent
Elizabeth Schweitzer – Master Sommelier, Grand Hotel
Schweitzer is the eighth woman in the world to achieve the Master Sommelier title, the highest professional qualification in the hospitality industry. This is her 13th season working at Grand Hotel. At Grand Hotel, Schweitzer oversees the Grand Award of Excellence wine list for Salle a Manger, the Main Dining Room, as well as Woods, Jockey Club, Gate House, and Winchester’s wine lists. With over 500 selections on the wine list, she is proud that the wine list offers wine for every taste, occasion, and budget. Schweitzer was previously voted Best Sommelier in California by the California Restaurant Writers Association. Schweitzer donates time to events and fund-raising with Kidsave and Big Brothers Big Sisters.
When asked, “What is your favorite wine?” Schweitzer says, “What time is it? Where am I? Who am I with? What are we eating?” Then, that is my favorite wine!”