About me

My name is Adam Pawłowski and I am the first polish Master Sommelier. There are only 257 individuals in the world who have passed the Master Sommelier exam since 1969 and I am very fortunate to be one of them.
I started my career as a sommelier at Northcote a Michelin starred establishment in the North-West of England where for 6 years was leading a very talented team of sommeliers and managing one of the best wine lists in the country.
Wine and food is a hobby that has become my full time job and my true passion. My inspiration comes from traveling, eating, drinking and working with passion driven people.
I am a member of The Court of Master Sommeliers, and a certified lecturer and examiner with the Wine & Spirit Education Trust. I am also a member of the Polish Sommelier Association. I judge the Decanter Wine Awards, run seminars, masterclasses, training sessions and wine and food workshops.
I am honoured to be a tutor and examiner for the Court of Master Sommeliers the most prestigious in the world training organisation for sommeliers.
I am co-author of „Hospitality. The Art of Good Service in the Culinary Industry”. The book is devoted entirely to the subject of professional service and how it translates into success in the restaurant business.

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My qualifications, prizes and honours
  • Master Sommelier Diploma 2014
  • Laurent Perrier Grand Siècle Trophy for the candidate with highest marks in the Master Sommelier exam 2014
  • Polish Best Sommelier 2014
  • Winner of the Sud de France Sommelier Competition 2013
  • Finalist of the UK Best Sommelier Competition 2011/2014
  • Imbibe Magazine Personality of the Year Award in the „Hot Stuff” category for an up an coming personality in hospitality industry
  • Polish Academy of Gastronomy Ars Coquinaria 2017 „Master of the Masters” award winner for mentors of the generations
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