Giavanna Accurso

Giavanna Accurso
Giavanna Accurso has engaged with the field of food and wine for over 15 years. She earned a BS of Horticulture while minoring in writing at Oregon State University where she also earned a Permaculture Certification. Through the Master Court of Sommeliers she earned an entry level sommelier certification which she has used in developing wine menus and educational staff trainings. She has worked in an array positions giving her scope for functional and efficient systems, staff training, and building sincere connections with guests. Her education and drive has led her to managing farms and gardens for an array of chefs all over the country and continues devote her efforts to sustainable and creative solutions. She is currently focusing her energy towards expanding a food and wine education program in the Willamette Valley as a Horticulture and Tasting room Director while pursuing a WSET certification.

Recent Posts

Developing a Staff Education Program

Posted by Giavanna Accurso on Jun 17, 2019 10:51:25 AM

There are the necessary basics of integrating a new employee into your restaurant’s structure. Getting them up to speed on the core values,...

Boss vs Leader: Strengthening Your Restaurant’s Culture

Posted by Giavanna Accurso on Jun 3, 2019 5:19:26 PM

There is a distinct difference between a boss and a leader. The role of a boss can draw on images of power and invoke elements of fear. Questions...

Servers, Keeping up with Shorter Attention Spans

Posted by Giavanna Accurso on May 17, 2019 9:00:00 AM

In 2015 there was a report by Microsoft done about shorter attention spans. It stated that goldfish can hold attention for 9 seconds which is now...

How to Incorporate ‘Seed to Table’ in a Small or Large Space

Posted by Giavanna Accurso on Apr 22, 2019 9:00:00 AM

The Farm to Table movement that was once a mission has become a standard for restaurants. It is now easier to find larger corporations and...

Organize Your Wine List to Upsell for You

Posted by Giavanna Accurso on Mar 22, 2019 9:00:00 AM

There are many ways to organize a wine list. Convention opts for place of origin but many restaurants and wine bars elect for creative approaches...

Tips for Creating a Dynamic and Balanced Wine List

Posted by Giavanna Accurso on Mar 15, 2019 9:00:00 AM

The world of wine can be overwhelming with topics like natural winemakers, sustainable ethos, stylistic differences, and esoteric varietals. These...