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Colin Hofer

General Manager of Restaurants, Four Seasons Chicago

I’m a hospitality leader who enjoys giving curated and transportive experiences. I love being able to nudge others into experiencing art through food, drink and restaurants. I was awarded Sommelier of the Year by Michelin Guide in 2022 for my work at Goodfunk and Porto.

I played college basketball at Westmont College, Santa Barbara CA, where I studied English Literature. In my free time, I enjoy reading the New Yorker, competing in triathlons, collecting vinyl and playing guitar.

Meet the other judges

Mark Guillaudeu MS

Master Sommelier, 2022 Best USA Sommelier, #6 Best Sommelier of the Americas 2022, #15 Best Sommelier of the World 2023 and Sommelier at Wrigley Mansion, Phoenix

Larissa C Dubose

National Director Beverages- Dining Division at Paradies Lagardère and Wine Enthusiast Magazine Future 40, Vino Volo National Buyer