Travels from: Sonoma, California
Expertise: Restaurant management, restaurant consulting, menu and wine list design, catering, brand marketing, Rhône style wines.
Sondra Bernstein is the proprietor of two nationally acclaimed restaurants in Sonoma County; the girl & the fig and the fig café & winebar. She also owns the girl & the fig CATERS!, the fig rig, a pop-up space called Suite D, wine label and food product line. Sondra hosts The Bite Goes On podcast and publishes a newspaper called #figchronicles.
Sondra has participated in many food and wine events including being the Culinary Chair at the Sonoma Valley Wine Auction, Rhône Decouvertes, March of Dimes Star Chefs, Hospice du Rhône, Rhone Rangers, Worlds of Flavor Conference, The World Wine Market, Aspen Food & Wine Classic, The Fancy Food Show and many more.
Sondra founded the Sonoma FIG Foundation to support food and wine entrepreneurs in 2016.
Awards: Person of the Year, Hospice du Rhône. Lifetime Achievement Award, Rhone Rangers.