Dean started in the hospitality industry while attending Queen’s University in Kingston, Ont. After being charged with managing his first wine list, his career path altered forever so he could maintain his involvement in wine.
Dean completed his Sommelier Examinations in 1999, and then received his ‘Diploma in Wine and Spirits’ from the Wine and Spirits Education Trust in 2005. He is accredited by the CIVB as an International Bordeaux Educator.
He teaches all levels of the WSET courses offered through IWEG in Toronto.
Dean is currently the ‘Beverage Director’ for the www.sircorp.com family of restaurants.