Heather McDougall is a certified sommelier (International Sommelier Guild & WSET) who has spent the last decade honing her skills in both retail and restaurant settings.
She completed her certifications in 2008 in Calgary and worked as a wine director (Rush, Model Milk & Vintage Chophouse) and as a buyer/sommelier in top boutique wine stores, BIN 905 and Metrovino.
Since moving to Toronto, she has held the position of Wine Director at Splendido and The Chase, and has been the General Manager and Head Sommelier at Montecito Restaurant and By The Glass Wine Bar.
Her no-nonsense approach,
dad jokes and infectious enthusiasm make her a refreshing presence on the floor, at the front of the room or at any table.
In addition to her work in hospitality, she is actively involved in the mentoring and training of junior sommeliers, sits on the Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers Ontario Board as the Technical Director and is a national judge for Canada's 100 Best Restaurants.