Allegretto Vineyard Resort names new Food & Beverage Manager

Thursday, June 2nd, 2016

Thomas Humphrey most recently served as Beverage Manager at the Bacara Resort in Santa Barbara

Thomas Humphrey.

Thomas Humphrey.

The Allegretto Vineyard Resort announced that it has appointed Thomas Humphrey as its Food & Beverage Manager.

Humphrey will head the Allegretto’s wine and mixology programs. He will also work in tandem with Executive Chef Eric Olson as they expand the in-room dining program and gourmet catering, and work to ensure the resort’s restaurant, Cello Ristorante & Bar, continues to be the Central Coast’s top gourmet dining destination.

“What Allegretto executives, staff and Chef Eric have created is nothing short of amazing,” says Humphrey. “The Allegretto is officially one of the best luxury wine country destinations in the world. The long tradition of the Ayres family within the hospitality industry in a new and upcoming area of Central Coast it is a perfect match for me: A world class resort paired with world class wine. I am honored and proud to be a part of this family.”

A veteran of the luxury hospitality industry, Humphrey joins the Allegretto with more than 30 years of food and beverage experience. Most recently, he served as Beverage Manager at the Bacara Resort and Spa in Santa Barbara in California.

Humphrey began his diverse career in Santa Barbara at El Encanto Hotel, followed by San Ysidro Ranch, before joining the Four Seasons Olympic Hotel in Seattle, Washington.

From 2002-2006, Humphrey led the culinary team at the Four Diamond rated Park 75 Restaurant at the Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta, where he served as Director of Restaurants.

Following his position with the Four Seasons Atlanta, Humphrey was Director of Restaurant Operations at Hotel Bel Air. Thomas served as Food and Beverage Manager at the Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village in California, a property which he helped launch in 2006. He also served as Food & Beverage Manager at Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi in Santa Fe, New Mexico, prior to coming back home to California.

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