Rachel DelRocco, Sommelier and Writer in New Jersey and Oaxaca, Mexico, shares her career timeline and advice for up-and-coming talent.
“My first job had a dynamic wine list and beverage program. I was surrounded by people, who for lack of a better word, geeked out on food and spirits. I couldn’t help but be sucked in and whatever it is I was working on at the time, whether it was writing or music, was getting put on the back burner to learn more about the history of spirits and the ingredients in dishes. Then, I accepted that this might be a love and passion and maybe something I should start to pursue.„
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Chef and Owner
CITY GRIT Hospitality Group, CITY GRIT, Birds & Bubbles, Rise Gourmet Goods & Bakeshop
Executive Chef, Proprietor and Farmer
Mercantile dining & provision, Fruition Restaurant and Fruition Farms Dairy & Creamery
Chef / Partner
Lineage Restaurant, Island Creek Oyster Bar, Row 34 Fort Point, Row 34 Portsmouth
Professor of Culinary Arts and Food Science
Drexel University, Center for Hospitality and Sport Management
Master Sommelier, Director of Wine and Restaurant Operations
Union Square Hospitality Group