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Fernando Beteta
At the Park Hyatt Hotel
800 N. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 239-4030

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Fernando Beteta
NOMI | Chicago

As part of a small group of up-and-coming young wine connoisseurs in Chicago, Fernando Beteta, Sommelier and Manager of NoMI at the Park Hyatt, considers his winning craft and innate skill in tasting and pairing wines more of a lifestyle than a job. Since February of 2005, Beteta has overseen the operation of the restaurant’s main dining room, lounge and 10,000 bottle wine cellar.

A native of Guatemala, Beteta has a long history of experience in the travel and hospitality industry, having learned from his father, chef/owner of La Fonda de la Calle Real in Antigua. He is also great grandson of Italian winemakers. After attending the prestigious L’Ecole Hotelier de Lausanne, Switzerland, Fernando worked in Rome, Florence, Sardinia and Thailand. Prior to his current post, Beteta served as manager and sommelier of The Dining Room at the Ritz-Carlton Chicago.

At the age of 29 Beteta is already an Advanced Sommelier and is currently studying for the Court of Master Sommeliers. In April of 2005, he was awarded the title of Best Young Sommelier Midwest by L’Ordre Mondial Des Gourmets Degustateurs Chaine Des Rotisseurs and placed fourth in the national competition in May 2005.

   Published: November 2005

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