PIOTR

Originally from Kołobrzeg, north-­western Poland, Piotr became a wine professional in September 2011. Within short period of time, he has managed to achieve a lot of success in his career up to this point.

Piotr’s wine journey began in Sheraton Poznan Hotel, where he had the opportunity to create his first signature wine list. His next challenge was the head sommelier position in a 5-­starred City Park Hotel & Residence. He supervised the wine program in its 3 F&B outlets and composed one of Poland’s biggest wine lists from scratch, which has since consistently earned Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence each year. Piotr also became a member of Polish Sommeliers Association and debuted in the Best Polish Sommelier competition.

After completing his Bachelor degree in Hotel Management, Piotr decided to follow his love for hospitality in London – which he considers the European wine capital. Since moving to the UK, Piotr has worked for internationally-­renowned chefs including Gordon Ramsay (Maze) and Richard Corrigan (Corrigan’s Mayfair).

Piotr’s passion led him in 2015 to the win of the Best Polish Sommelier competition in Warsaw. This success made him Poland’s candidate for the A.S.I. Best Sommelier of the World contest in Argentina where he made it to the semi-finals, reaching the TOP 10 out of a total of 61 candidates. In 2016 he also retained his last year’s Best Polish Sommelier title.

Piotr has passed a complex Court of Master Sommeliers Advanced examination and been twice in the TOP 3 in the Chaine des Rotisseurs UK Young Sommelier of the Year competition.

Currently, Piotr is a head sommelier in a prestigious, Michelin-­starred Launceston Place restaurant, where he is responsible for the award-­winning wine program.

Next year he is taking his Master Sommelier examination and representing Poland in the A.S.I. Best Sommelier of Europe contest in Austria.

SOMMELIER COMPETITIONS

  • A.S.I. 10th Best Sommelier of the World, Mendoza, Argentina, 2016
  • Poland’s candidate for the Best Sommelier of Europe, Austria, 2017
  • Best Polish Sommelier, Warsaw 2016
  • 2nd place in the Chaine des Rotisseurs UK Young Sommelier of the Year competition, London 2016
  • Best Polish Sommelier, Warsaw 2015
  • 3rd place in the Chaine des Rotisseurs UK Young Sommelier of the Year competition, London 2015
  • 2nd place in the Wines of Portugal Sommelier Quest, London 2014
  • 3rd place in the Best Polish Sommelier competition, Warsaw 2014
  • 7th place in the debut in the Best Polish Sommelier competition, Warsaw 2013

CERTIFICATES

  • Court of Master Sommeliers Advanced Sommelier, Austria 2015
  • Court of Master Sommeliers Certified Sommelier, Austria 2013
  • Wine and Spirits Education Trust Advanced Certificate, UK 2012

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