Rising Star Sommelier Lauren Loiselle of Homewood - Biography

Dallas, TX

November 2021

When Lauren Loiselle began working in Dallas, her prior restaurant experience centered around food service. Her first job was at Babe’s Chicken Dinner House, where she served fried chicken and occasionally danced the Hokey Pokey. But with her new home base came a new passion for the beverage industry. In 2012, Loiselle took on a job behind the bar at Meddlesome Moth where she got to explore Dallas’s burgeoning craft beer scene. 

Loiselle decided to move to San Francisco in 2015 to further advance her career in the hospitality industry. She continued to bartend at BVHospitality’s indie music venue and supper club, Cafe du Nord, followed by Belgian pub, The Monk’s Kettle. Loiselle then joined Che Fico as a bartender where she worked under Wine Director Francesca Maniace. Their cellar of thoughtfully curated Italian wine pushed Loiselle to learn about wine herself. She returned to Dallas in 2019 and started serving at Homewood, a New American restaurant from Chef Matt McCallister. Within the year, she was promoted to the restaurant’s sommelier, wine buyer, and general manager. Whether it be with a punchy Austrian off-dry riesling or minimal-intervention Australian pet-nat, Loiselle takes pride in sharing her non-traditional wine knowledge with her talented floor team and adventurous clientele.