Peter Plaehn has been in the hospitality industry for over 20 years, with experience in restaurant operations, multi-unit management, corporate training & development, education and wholesale distribution. He has trained and opened nearly a dozen restaurants across the country in a variety of categories and dining styles, and his work experience includes Michelin-starred restaurants and James Beard Best Wine Program nominees. He was the first sommelier ever in Minnesota to pass the Court of Master Sommeliers Advanced exam and was invited to attend the prestigious Rudd Foundation Master’s Roundtable. He is currently the GM/Owner of two retail shops in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area and is studying for the Master Sommelier diploma.