Lara Victoria, DipWSET, CSW
Director of Education, Hospitality Services
- WSET Certified Educator - WSET Sake Educator - Pastry Chef and Culinary Artist - Wine Judge, IWSC - Lifestyle Expert - Food Stylist
Lara is one of the most qualified hospitality professionals in the trade. In addition to earning the coveted WSET Diploma from the Wine & Spirit Education Trust, UK, she is also a Certified Specialist of Wine, designated by the Society of Wine Educators, USA. She is a Certified Sherry Educator as well, certified by the Consejo del Marco de Jerez, Spain. Her love for sake took her to Japan where she learnt all about it and became a Sake Educator. As a WSET Certified Educator she teaches all levels WSET certification in wines, spirits and sake.
Her passion in gastronomy started way before her journey into beverage alcohol. After completing her Bachelor’s degree, she was trained in Food Technology as a Pastry Chef. Today, her love for learning has taken her passion into experimenting with Molecular Gastronomy as well. This extensive complement of qualifications and experience in food, wines and other beverages, therefore makes Lara the undisputed expert in food pairings.Given all her credentials and experience, she is now also a Judge for the International Wine & Spirits Competition in the UK.