Tonya Pitts’ hospitality career started in St. Louis as a host during college. Her Fine Art studies led her to the Bay Area, where she worked with legends Judy Rodgers at Zuni Cafe and Chef Jeremiah Tower at Stars Restaurant as a server. Soon Tonya was running the wine program for Loretta Keller at Bizou Restaurant, where her knowledge, palate and experience grew. Tonya has spent several decades in the Food and Beverage industry as a Sommelier and Wine Director. She has been featured in, and a judge for, Wine & Spirits magazine, Tasting Panel, and numerous news and industry publications. She is also a judge for the San Francisco International Wine Competition and continues her wine studies with the Court
of Master Sommeliers. You can find Tonya working the dining room floor most nights at One Market Restaurant in San Francisco.