Test Evan Hufford

Advanced Sommelier

About Me

Evan has a wealth of experience in wine and hospitality, working as an integral part of some of the country’s most lauded Michelin and Forbes starred restaurants. He found his inspiration in the unique Native American owned and inspired Kai Restaurant in Phoenix. During his 5 year tenure across numerous positions ending in Wine Director, he helped elevate Kai to become widely considered Arizona’s best restaurant, annually receiving the only Forbes 5 Star and Triple A 5 Diamond awards in the state. He later joined the team at the Robuchon Restaurants at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, serving as both manager and sommelier at L’Atelier and the 3 Michelin Star Joël Robuchon. Evan then moved to San Francisco to join the team at Saison as Head Sommelier, where he spearheaded efforts to create a Wine Spectator Grand Award winning wine list featuring nearly 4,000 selections.

Evan Hufford's Background

has a wealth of experience in wine and hospitality, working as an integral part of some of the country’s most lauded Michelin and Forbes starred restaurants. He found his inspiration in the unique Native American owned and inspired Kai Restaurant in Phoenix. During his 5 year tenure across numerous positions ending in Wine Director, he helped elevate Kai to become widely considered Arizona’s best restaurant, annually receiving the only Forbes 5 Star and Triple A 5 Diamond awards in the state. He later joined the team at the Robuchon Restaurants at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, serving as both manager and sommelier at L’Atelier and the 3 Michelin Star Joël Robuchon. Evan then moved to San Francisco to join the team at Saison as Head Sommelier, where he spearheaded efforts to create a Wine Spectator Grand Award winning wine list featuring nearly 4,000 selections.

Most recently, he served as the opening wine director at SingleThread Farms in Healdsburg, where he played a driving role in helping the restaurant attain 3 Michelin Stars in under 2 years.

Evan has dual degrees in Political Science and Psychology.  He is an Advanced Sommelier currently studying for the Master Sommelier Exam, as well as a French Wine Scholar with Highest Honors, and a California Wine Appellation Specialist.

Evan has dual degrees in Political Science and Psychology.  He is an Advanced Sommelier currently studying for the Master Sommelier Exam, as well as a French Wine Scholar with Highest Honors, and a California Wine Appellation Specialist.

Evan's favourite Classes

Certified Specialist of Wine - Online Program

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Wine Styles of the World Series

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French Wine Scholar Program - Discover the Wine Regions of France

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Advanced Blind Wine Tasting

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