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Ivan Ruiz

  • Owner, The Wine List of Summit 2005-Present
  • Founder Executive Director, Summit Wine and Food Festival 2008-Present
  • Co-Founder The Wine List Sommelier 2009-Present
I''m Passionate About Wine
  • Certified by the Master Court of Sommeliers 1997
  • American Sommelier - Sommelier Society of America 1997
  • Italian Expert - Italian Wine Trade 1995
  • French Expert - Sopexa French Wines 1992
  • Hotel-Restaurant Management, Middlesex County College 1995
National Wine Importer
  • Ivan F. Ruiz Selections Inc. (NYC)2001-2005
Restaurants
    Restaurant Manager - Sommelier, Ryland Inn Restaurant, NJGeneral Manager - Sommelier, Patria Restaurant, NYCGeneral Manager - Sommelier, Chicama and Pipa Restaurant, NYCGeneral Manager - Sommelier, Stage House Inn Restaurant, NJBeverage Director, Dennis Foy''s Town-Square, NJMaitre d'', Sommelier, Bartender, Hunt Club Restaurant, NJServer, La Chaumiere Restaurant, CACaptain, Picholine Restaurant, NYC
Credits
  • Teacher: American Sommelier Association, 2000 - 2008
  • Host: HITV National Public Television Network 2006-2007
  • Guest Speaker: United Nations Staff Recreation Council Argentine Club, 2006
  • Guest Sommelier: Masters of Food and Wine Festival, Carmel, CA, 2000-2005
  • TV Host: Univision National Spanish Network 2004
  • Guest Speaker: Bouley Restaurant (Foods from Spain), 2003
  • Guest Speaker: James Beard Foundation, 2003
  • Guest Sommelier: Martha Steward Morning show, 2000
  • Guest Sommelier: March of Dimes Benefit, 2000-2001
  • Production Sommelier: Chef''s Theater NYC, 2004
  • Lecturer: Sherry Campaign NYC, 2000-2005
French Winery Apprentice 1997 - Robert Chadderdon
  • Billecart-Salmon Winery: Mareuil, Sur-Ay, Champagne
  • Domaine Daniel Chauveau Winery: "Pallus" Cravant-les-coteaux, Chinon, Loire Valley
  • Albert Boxler Winery: Niedermorschwihr, Alsace
Restaurant Apprentice 1994
  • Gramercy Tavern: Steven Olson
  • Lespinase: Gray Kunz
Consulting
  • Dennis Foy (NYC)
  • De La Costa (Chicago)
  • Alma de Cuba (Philadelphia)
  • Zona Rosa (NYC)
  • Deceo(Arizona)
  • OLA (NYC)
  • Maroma (Dominican Republic)
  • New Station House (NJ)
  • OLA (Miami)
  • Alma Grill (NYC)
  • Babalu (NYC)
  • Lua (NJ)
  • Plantain Cafe (NYC)
  • Personal
    • Born in Cali-Colombia
    • Married to his High School sweet heart, Dr. Monica Gonzalez-Ruiz
    • Two children, Ivancito (10) and Danielito (8) (Future Sommeliers)


     
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