Events, Exquisite Chocolate, Expressions


Commercial Consulting

  • American Express, Black Card
  • ARTA, Tuolumne, CA
  • Copia, Napa, CA
  • Dean & Deluca, NY, CA, KS, Washington DC, NC
  • EAA Air Venture, Air Museum Annual “Gathering of Eagles” Gala, Oshkosh, WI
  • Horizon Cruises, Burgundy, France
  • L’Academie du Vin, Paris, France
  • La Society Bombard, Beaune & Vezelay, France
  • Norwegian Cruise Line
  • Royal Caribbean Cruise Line
  • The American Embassy, Paris, France
  • The High Museum, Atlanta, GA
  • The Metropolitan Museum, NY
  • The Cloisters Museum, NY
  • The Walt Disney Company
  • Toshiba, Japan
  • U.S. Olympic Ski Team


  • Cakebread Cellars, Rutherford, CA Culinary
  • Chappellet Winery, Pritchard Hill, CA Culinary
  • Chateau Montelena, Calistoga, CA Culinary
  • Dolce, Oakville, CA Culinary
  • Duckhorn Wine Company, St. Helena, CA Culinary
  • Eberle Winery, Paso Robles, CA Culinary
  • Far Niente, Oakville, CA Culinary
  • Fisher Vineyards, Santa Rosa, CA Culinary
  • Frescobaldi, Florence, Italy Culinary
  • Gallo, Sonoma, CA Culinary
  • Groth Winery, Oakville, CA Culinary
    Meyer Family Cellars, Yorkville, CA Culinary
  • Monterey Vineyard, Gonzales, CA Wine – Cellar/lab
  • Opus One, Oakville, CA Culinary
  • Pine Ridge Winery, Napa, CA Culinary
  • Paraduxx, Napa, CA Culinary
  • Richard Grant Wines, Napa, CA Wine – Label design
  • Rudd, Oakville, CA Culinary
  • Rutherford Hill Winery, CA Wine – Tasting/Tours
  • Revana, St. Helena, CA Culinary
  • Robert Mondavi Winery, Oakville, CA Culinary
  • Seghesio, Healdsburg, CA Culinary
  • Schramsberg, Calistoga, CA Culinary
  • Signorello Vineyards, Napa, CA Culinary
  • Stags Leap Winery, Oakville, CA Culinary
  • Tulatin Winery, Forest Grove, OR Wine - Vineyards
  • Quintessa, Rutherford, CA Culinary

Hotels and Resorts

  • Ahwahnee Hotel, Yosemite, CA
  • Amsterdam Sonesta Hotel, Amsterdam, Holland
  • Beachcomber Parkroyal, Papeete, Tahiti
  • Bel Air, Taipei, Taiwan
  • Boulders Resort, Carefree, AZ
  • Copley Plaza, Boston, MA
  • El San Juan, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Fairmont Empress Hotel, Victoria, BC
  • Fairmont Hotel, San Francisco, CA
  • Four Seasons Maui, HI
  • Four Seasons Vancouver, BC
  • Greenbrier, White Sulphur Springs, WV
  • Guam Hilton, Guam
  • Harbour Island Hotel, Tampa, FL
  • Hilton Palacio del Rio, San Antonio, TX
  • Hong Kong Hilton, Hong Kong, China
  • Inn on the Park, Houston, TX
  • J.W. Marriott, London, England
  • Kahala Hilton, Oahu, HI
  • Kapalua, Maui, HI
  • La Casa Sena, Sedona, AZ
  • Los Abrigodos, Sedona, AZ
  • Mammoth Mountain Inn, Mammoth, CA
  • Marriott Grand Hotel, Point Clear, AL
  • Marriott, Trumbull, CN
  • Maui Prince Hotel, Maui, HI
  • Mauna Kea, Maui, HI
  • Maxim’s, NY
  • Meadowood Country Club, St. Helena, CA
  • Monterey Plaza, Monterey, CA
  • Orient Express, Paris-Bordeaux, France
  • Park Hyatt, Beaver Creek Resort, Vail, CO
  • Peabody Hotel, Memphis, TN
  • Rancho La Puerta, Tecate, Mexico
  • Regent of Fiji, Nadi, Fiji
  • Rhiga Royal Hotel, Osaka, Japan
  • Ritz Carlton, Toronto, Canada
  • Silverado Country Club, Napa, CA
  • Singapore Hilton, Singapore
  • Westin Maui, Maui, HI
  • Westin Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA

Cooking Schools

  • Anne Willan’s Chateau Le Fey, Burgundy, France Chef
  • Cal Poly Pomona, Collins College of Hospitality Management Chef
  • Culinary Institute of America at Greystone,
    St. Helena, CA Development opening team, created the wine and food course curriculum and exams, adjunct instructor, symposium speaker, Guest Chef
  • Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park, NY Commencement address speaker
  • Hugh Carpenter Wine and Food Adventures, Napa Valley, CA Chef
  • La Varenne Ecole de Cuisine, Paris, France Interpreter, Stagier
  • Ramekins Cooking School, Sonoma, CA Chef
  • Rancho La Puerta, Tecate, Baja, Mexico
    Chef Instructor, Lecturer
  • Sur la Table, Northern California, CA
    Chef, Chef Instructor
  • The Greenbrier, White Sulphur Springs, WV
    Guest Chef, Chef Instructor


  • OXGYN, FOX, “On the Vine” On-camera wine and food host, 2 full seasons
  • TV FOOD Network, NY
  • NBC, "Late Night with Tom Snyder"
  • CNN, "Living Segment"
  • CBS, "Talk of the Town"
  • Food Network & Cooking Channel, "Easy Entertaining with Michael Chiarello"
  • Numerous national and international local television and radio stations

Industry Programs

  • Australian Wine Board & Touring Association
  • Community Foundation Napa Valley 2 years
  • EAA, Experimental Aircraft Association, Oshkosh, WI
  • 7 years Culinary and Beverage Director for The Gathering of Eagles Gala
  • Custom Events & Chef in Santa Monica Airport, Napa Airport, and Chateau Montelena, Napa Valley, CA
  • Elaine Mackie Charitable Trust 10 years (raised 3,000,000 for cancer-related charities through trekking expeditions)
  • Food and Wine Classic, Aspen, CO
  • I.A.C.P. 19 years
  • International Food and Wine Society
  • James Beard Foundation, NY
  • Jerry Mead Wine Judging 3 years
  • Kapalua Wine Symposium, Gala Guest Chef (Gala for 350)
  • Los Angeles County Fair, Wine Judge 21 years
  • Marshall Field’s, Chicago, Il
  • Monterey Wine and Food Festival 2 years
  • Napa Valley Culinary Alliance 3 years
  • Napa Valley Classic Board of Directors 10 years
  • Napa Valley Wine Auction, Guest Chef (Gala for 2,200 diners)
  • Napa Valley Wine Auction, Culinary Chairman 5 years
  • Napa Valley Wine Auction, Steering Committee 6 years
  • N.A.C.E. 3 years
  • Northern California Olive Oil Council 4 years
  • National Association of Truffling 4 years
  • Slow Food Conference, Torino, Italy
  • St. Helena Hospital, Presidents Forum Board 4 years
  • V-Foundation, Napa Valley, CA


  • Martha Stewart Living
  • Appellation Magazine
  • Food and Wine Magazine
  • The Wine Spectator
  • Le Revue du Vin de France

Restaurants: Guest Chef

  • 21 Club, NY
  • Banker’s Club Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Café Pierre, Manhattan Beach, CA
  • Chef Allen’s, Aventura, FL
  • Chef’s Garden, Jacksonville, FL
  • Fullers, Seattle, WA
  • The Wine Spectator Restaurant at Greystone, St. Helena, CA
  • Milano Club, Lima, OH
  • Roy’s, Maui & Oahu, HI
  • Tarbell’s, Phoenix, AZ

France: Enology, cellar & laboratory

  • Chateau De Luze et Fils, Bordeaux, France
  • Remy Martin, Cognac, France
  • Krug Champagne, Reims, France
  • Chateau Mouton Rothschild, Pauillac, France
  • L’Academie du Vin, Paris, France
  • Le Review du Vin de France, Paris, France, Wine Writer

Europe: Culinary

  • La Varenne Ecole de Cuisine, Paris, France; Grand Diplome de Cuisine
  • La Varenne Ecole de Cuisine, Paris, France; Head Stagiaire, simultaneous translation
  • American Embassy, Paris, France, Chef
  • La Truffiere Restaurant, Paris, France, Commis de Cuisine, opening team
  • Tantris, Michelin Three Star, Munich, Germany; Commis de Cuisine
  • Maxim’s, Pastry, Paris, France
  • Centro Linguistico Dante Allegeri, Florence, Italy
  • University of Perugia, Institute Olio d’Olivo, Perugia, Italy

USA: Enology Viticulture & Food Science

  • University of California, Davis, CA; B.S. Wine Development, Marketing and Communication
  • University of California, Davis - Food Science Department, recognized as a “Nose,” 100% accuracy

USA: Culinary

  • St. Helena Hospital, St. Helena, CA; McDougall Program
  • Culinary Institute of America, Restaurant Management and Finance

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FLOURISH | Chef Holly Peterson | Calistoga, CA