Stephen graduated from Johnson & Wales University’s Providence Campus in 1998 with a degree in Culinary Arts and Food Service Management. While he was in school, he worked for The Gate House, a four star restaurant. There he cooked for the likes of Julia Child, and Buddy Cianci. After graduating, Stephen moved to Atlanta, Ga., and began working for the Buckhead Life Group at the Atlanta Fish Market and the Buckhead Dinner. After developing a taste and a passion for wine, he spent 10 years working in the beverage industry. He now lives in Birmingham, Ala. with his wife and daughter. He enjoys fishing, boating, and being an assistant coach for his daughter’s soccer team.