About 'Hire A Somm'
We want to guide you through the interesting world of wine, cider, beer, spirits, and how they work with food.
We provide entertaining and informative training, presentations, and teachings catered to your group, interests, tastes, and location.
Consider us for corporate team building, private tasting events, staff training for producers, hotels/resorts, restaurants, and retail, and any number of presentations for festivals, events, or conferences.
Classes/sessions can be catered to your interests, for example:
"Best of Vancouver Island Wines"
"Craft Cider Revolution"
"Introduction to Sherries & Ports"
"Celebration of Craft Beer"
"All About French Wines"
We want to help you create your dream tasting and learning experience...
$200 for a One Hour Presentation
We want to help you learn, with a presentation catered to your interests. Tastings and presentations can be for up to 100 people.
$1500 for 12 Hours of Presentation
Let's really dive in!
These sessions can be split; one hour once a month for a year, 2 hours bimonthly, or 3 hours quarterly.
Daily Rate Negotiable
* prices are for services, they do not include food and beverage costs *
Meet Pamela Sanderson...
Pamela grew up on Vancouver Island and fell in love with food and beverage working for top quality restaurants and wine retailers. Her enthusiasm for BC product led her to working in the Okanagan Valley for Sumac Ridge Estate Winery.
After receiving her Sommelier Certification she returned to Victoria to work as Dining Room Manager for the Fairmont Empress. From there she moved onto a new business,
Her driving force has always been a passion for product and the producers and a desire to share her passion with others. Pamela taught for the International Sommelier Guild and has always made time to present seminars at Taste, Victoria Festival of Food and Wine, Victoria Wine Festival, and the Comox Valley Economic Development Conference. After receiving her Sommelier Certification, she continued her studies, completing the French Wine Scholar, Sherry Educator, and Certified Beer Server with the Cicerone organization.
Word on the street is...
Mark Wachtin, Founder and Owner of Storied Wines & Spirits
"Pamela Sanderson is a very knowledgeable, passionate and enthusiastic wine educator. Pamela presents the world of wine in an engaging and inspiring way that's easy to understand and enjoy for wine lovers at all levels! "
Kathy McAree, Founder and Producer of Taste: Victoria’s Festival of Food and Wine
"Pamela Sanderson has been a constant supporter of the Taste festival providing professional, thoughtful and innovative insight over the years. Her presentations are well-researched and fascinating always capturing the audiences attention well after a seminar has concluded."
Christine Smart, Professional Event Planner, Smart Events
"Pamela’s wine, culinary and travel experiences offer a delicious narrative to pair with a tasting event, private dinner, or cooking class. Her knowledge, hospitality and candor with guests ensures that a wine experience is approachable, entertaining and insightful. She has an brilliant ability to introduce sensory wine tasting in a manner that invites discovery and exploration beyond the glass."
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