Tiffany Dawn Soto
Master Sake Sommelier and Beverage Manager
As Beverage Manager at the Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore, Tiffany Dawn Soto oversees the beverage programs at Wit & Wisdom, LAMILL Coffee, and the newly opened PABU. Soto is a graduate of the University of North Carolina and the hospitality school at the University of Nevada. She began her career as sommelier in 2007 as the manager of the wine programs at the Red Rock Resort in Las Vegas: Hachi Modern Japanese, Terra Rossa Italian and T-Bones Steakhouse. At Hachi, after discovering she had a knack detecting the nuances in sake, she developed the restaurant’s sake program. Soto’s interest in sake led her to attain certification as a Master Sake Educator, and soon after Soto was creating the sake lists at Sushi Samba locations throughout the United States. Soto is revered as one of the few master sake sommeliers and an esteemed sake kikizake-shi, or “master educator.”
At PABU, Soto uses her extensive knowledge of traditional sake production techniques to curate a sake list featuring more than 100 selections. She has been recognized as a sake authority by The Los Angeles Times, Martha Stewart Living Radio, The Niigata Times and her peers in the restaurant industry.