Home Past judgements 2022 Co-Hosts

Rachel Mathies is a food and wine enthusiast who has spent 13 years working in downtown Kingston’s hospitality industry, specifically at two of Kingston’s best known hospitality businesses, Chez Piggy Restaurant & Bar and Pan Chancho Bakery & Café. She is certified, with distinction, through the Wine & Spirit Education Trust. Rachel has also earned a number of certificates related to the appreciation and knowledge of wine, including her Introductory Sommelier certification through the Court of Master Sommeliers.

Alex Amey is the General Manager of The Bank Gastrobar located in The Frontenac Club in downtown Kingston. He is currently in his final year of an economics degree at Queen’s University and is certified through the Wine & Spirit Education Trust. Alex is passionate about combining his knowledge of economics and passion for food & wine to create sustainability within the hospitality industry.