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Rachel Candelaria

Rachel is currently working as a Sommelier at Michelin-starred and Wine Spectator “Grand Award” recipient restaurant, Spruce.

Prior to Spruce, Rachel was the General Manager at Park Tavern, which was named one of San Francisco's "Top 100 Restaurants" by the San Francisco Chronicle.

Rachel was the runner-up in the 2018 San Francisco Ruinart Sommelier Challenge. In addition to being a Certified Sommelier through the Court of Master Sommeliers, she has recently completed the Advanced Sommelier Course. Rachel is also a Certified Specialist of Wine and has passed WSET Level 3.

Meet the other judges

Anthony Mueller CSW

Estates Ambassador, Inglenook Winery, CA

Advanced Sommelier, Wine Educator & Wine Sales Specialist at Inglenook Winery

Argjent Sela

General Manager And Beverage Director,Novelli Restaurant, NJ