Jeff Taylor, Senior Fine Wine Consultant, Morrell & Company, New York City

“I always told my sommelier, ‘You're the person on the floor that needs to be able to do everything. Jump in, do whatever you need. There's no job that's too small for you. You can clear that plate just as well as anyone else, and if you have time to do it, you should do it.”

Jeff is a Senior Fine Wine Consultant at Morrell & Company in Rockefeller Center in New York City. His career started in NYC restaurants in the late 1990s at Gramercy Tavern, and over the next 20 years, he went on to work in some of the city’s greatest dining rooms. In 2007, he started a 7-year stint at Eleven Madison Park, eventually becoming Head Sommelier in 2011. During his time at EMP, the restaurant garnered 4 stars from the NY Times, 3 Michelin stars, Wine Spectator’s Grand Award, and James Beard Awards for Best Wine Service and Best Restaurant in the USA. In 2018, he made the leap and moved from the restaurant to the retail floor.

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