Bruce Sturgeon

July 17, 2021

Washington native, Bruce Sturgeon, comes with an impressive resume spanning over 40 years in the wine and restaurant business. He is a Certified Sommelier through the Court of Master Sommeliers achieving multiple awards for the wine programs he has developed throughout his career.

After Bruce completed his tours of duty in Colorado and California he returned to Seattle to serve as the Wine Director at Wild Ginger. For the past 10 years he served as Director of Operations to four world-renowned Seattle restaurants, Steelhead Diner, Blueacre Seafood, Orfeo and Zane & Wylie’s Seattle Steakhouse. His mentorships and teachings to thousands of hospitality staff has transcended the Seattle restaurant scene, with many successfully opening their own venues.

From Aspen, Colorado to Newport Beach, California and Seattle, Washington, Bruce has done hundreds of food and wine pairing events with some of the finest wineries — catering to some of the most discriminating palates from around the world. His knowledge of wines is sought out by wine judging competitions including the West Coast Oyster Wine Competition, The Seattle/Oregon/Idaho Wine Awards, Seattle Magazine Wine Awards, and the Seattle Tasting Panel. He’s been published in several publications including Northwest Food and Drink, The Tasting Panel Magazine, the SOMM Journal.

Wild Alaskan King Salmon & Pinot Noir – a Perfect Pairing!

We celebrate fresh wild Alaskan King Salmon every spring at Ray’s and there is no better pairing we’ve found than Oregon Pinot Noir. It’s a combination that Ray’s made popular way back and still holds true today. Our Wine Director Chip Croteau is excited to share with you his Pinot Noir pick for this year: …

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