“There were plenty of tough days, but being able to stand your ground and be present in that moment, is one of the pillars of hospitality.”
Chris is a Sommelier at SingleThread Farms in Healdsburg, CA. In this episode, we discuss why a camel spits, why fine-dining service will collapse if even one member doesn’t give 100%, and why it’s impossible to not smile while saying the word ‘y’all.’ Many people in wine can exhibit an air of warmth and professionalism, but few have the ability to combine that with the unforgettable charm and depth of humor that Chris does.
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Chris McFall, Advanced Sommelier, SingleThread Farms, Healdsburg
Chris McFall is an Advanced Sommelier, who is currently working at the three-Michelin starred Single Thread Farms in Healdsburg, CA. Prior to that, he worked extensively in Austin, Houston and Chicago, at many renowned restaurants including Pappas Bros. Steakhouse, Mastro’s at the Post Oak, McGuire Moorman Hospitality and the two-Michelin starred Lazy Bear in San Francisco. He’s been in charge of staff education at numerous restaurants, and also has experience as an owner/operator. In 2012, Chris was named ‘Best New Sommelier’ by Wine & Spirits Magazine.