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The Judges

Frederic Marti

Frederic Marti was born and raised in the south of France, close to Toulouse. He started as a waiter at the age of 14, working his way up through Michelin-starred restaurants around the world, such as Gravetye Manor and Le Gavroche in the UK, El Celler de Can Roca and El Bulli in Spain, and Le Crillon in Paris.

His foray into wine came when he met his soon-to-be life mentors Josep Roca and Eric Zwiebel. He was GM of Fred’s Wine Bar and Wine Director at The Typing Room located in East London’s Town Hall Hotel. He now joined the prestigious Dorchester Collection As head Sommelier for Cut restaurant at 45 Park Lane hotel where Wolfgang Puck oversees the cooking.