A native of Guatemala, Fernando Beteta has a long history of experience in the travel and hospitality industry, having learned from his father, a chef and restaurant owner in Antigua. He is also the great grandson of Italian winemakers. After attending the Lâ€™Ecole Hotelier de Lausanne in Switzerland, Fernando worked in Rome, Florence, Sardinia and Thailand. Prior to his current position at NoMi, Beteta served as a sommelier at The Dining Room at the Ritz-Carlton Chicago. At the age of 29 he is already an Advanced Sommelier, having passed the exam on the first try, and he is currently studying for the Court of Master Sommeliers. A devotee of the elegance and complexity of Old World wines, Fernando looks for the perfect marriage of food and wine.