CALGARY — Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise sommelier Seamus Dooley will represent Canada at La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs International’s Jeunes Sommeliers competition, which will be held Aug. 25-26 in Vaduz, Liechtenstein, it was announced April 28. Dooley won a national competition held across Canada on April 2.
Dooley joined the hotel industry in 2014, with previous experience in boutique and high-volume retail wine sales, bars, restaurants and event planning.
At the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, Dooley supervises wine sales and service throughout the property’s food and beverage operation; plans and conducts wine tastings and seminars for internal staff and external guests; and participates in supplier and industry tastings. He recently received the LQA (Leading Quality Assurance) Outstanding Employee Award recognizing him for his exceptional service.
Prior to joining The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, Dooley was sommelier at Restaurant Le Beaujolais in Banff Alberta, organizing the wine list and training staff in wine and table service.
Open to young professionals who have a pronounced interest and knowledge of wine and crafted beverages between the ages of 21 and 30, the International Jeunes Sommeliers Competition is hosted each year by La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs. Competitors from around the world are chosen through selection competitions held in their respective countries, and are tested in three areas: theory, service and blind tasting.