BENOIT DE FRANCISCO
Benoit has been working in hospitality since he graduated from the oldest and well-known Hotel School of Thonon – les Bains on the shore of Lac Leman in France. After working for his family hotel in Chamonix in the French Alps, his hospitality and culinary journey brought him to Washington D.C. where he worked for many years at a very popular Italian restaurant, Café Milano. From there he has worn many different hats from Sommelier to General Manager for restaurants owned by Wolfgang Puck and Jean-George Vongerichten. Benoit also spent 5 years in Australia working in a number of high-end restaurants. Now back in the Roaring Fork Valley, he’s excited to share his passion and enthusiasm for high quality food wine and hospitality with the community.