Daniel T. Liddy
Daniel Liddy was born in Southern Ontario, into an Irish Catholic family of 8. The battle for superiority at the dinner table prompted interest in cooking at an early age and led him into the Food and Beverage Business. After school and work, cooking, bartending, waiting tables, convention management and eventually finding success in a small summer resort in Ontario on the shores of Lake Erie, he opened The Village Place "Fine Diner", a family dedicated restaurant with flair towards experimentation. "This clientele thought Alfredo was something I made up" says Liddy. The 16 hr days for 6 successful years prompted the sale and the Mountains came calling.
Whistler was the obvious choice as one of the food and beverage Meccas for resort establishments in Canada. An extended service record at the Chateau Whistler and encouragement and mentorship of the restaurant manager, created wine interest and study.
The completion of levels 1 and 2 of the Wine and Spirit Education Trust Master of Wine Program and the ISG Sommelier Diploma under the direction of Mark Davidson began Daniel on his professional wine education path. Encouragement and trust of The Westin Resort and Spa in Whistler to develop wine programs began Daniel on his path towards his teaching career. He is currently in Whistler and expanding his wine and spirits training programs under the banner of Platinum Palate Food and Beverage Educators as well as teaching part time for the ISG its beginner certificate courses and in his spare time somehow manages time to manager the Val d'Isere Restaurant.