PROFILE

Frank Kämmer (born 1968 in Ludwigsburg, Germany) has successfully worked in the luxury restaurant industry for nearly 20 years. In his career he gained many titles and honours, both national and international, and he was recognized as one of Europe’s leading sommeliers. In 1996, Frank Kämmer passed the Master Sommelier examination, which is generally acknowledged as the highest international level of proficiency and knowledge in this profession.
 
Since his career as a sommelier he has become a successful consultant to the wine and restaurant trade. Among his clients are leading international wineries, importers and distributers.
 
Frank Kämmer is author of numerous books about wine and spirits and he is a frequent contributor to various publications such as „Gault Millau Weinguide“ and „Feinschmecker“. Kämmer was the first German to become member of the British “Circle of Wine Writers” and has a broad reputation as a lecturer for sommeliers and hospitality students.

QUALIFICATIONS
  • 2015 Formador Homologado del Vino de Jerez, Consejo Regulador, Jerez
  • 2014 Formateur Officiel des Vins de Bourgogne, BIVB, Beaune
  • 2014 Certified Sake Sommelier, Sake Sommelier Association, London
  • 2004 Certification in Essentials of Hospitality Management, Cornell University USA
  • 1997 Degree in Marketing, IHK Mainz
  • 1996 Master Sommelier Diploma, Court of Master Sommeliers, London
  • 1994 Advanced Sommelier Diploma, Court of Master Sommeliers, London
  • 1990 Higher Certificate, Wine & Spirit Education Trust, London
  • 1987 Degree in Restaurant Service, IHK Heilbronn
PRICES AND HOUNORS
  • 1994/95 Trophée Ruinart Germany: Winner "Germany's best Sommelier"
  • 1994/95 Trophée Ruinart Europe: 2nd Place "Europe's best Sommelier"
  • 1994/95 Grand Prix Sopexa: Winner "Germany's best Sommelier for French Wines"
  • 1994 Admission into "Association des Maitres-Conseils en Gastronomie Française"
  • 1994 Nicolaus-Cusanus Wine Culture Price
  • 1994 Bacchus-Price of the Austrian Wine Institute
  • 1995 Destillata-Trophy Spirits Culture Price
  • 1996 Pro-Riesling Price
  • 2001 "Sommelier 2001"  Bertelsmann Restaurant Guide
  • 2005 "Verbandsgeprüfter Sommelier" of Deutsche Sommelier Union