Sommelier Society of America
New York's First Wine Education Organization

John Bandman


John Bandman

John holds Master Level educator status in Vins de Provence from Wine Scholar Guild, is a member of the Society of Wine Educators and is a Certified Specialist of Wine.

John, a native New Yorker, is an instructor of wine and culinary management at French Wine Society and at The Art Institute of New York City, where he created a table service training program for the school’s restaurant. He has also taught in Singapore and Switzerland, and regularly freelances for such leading culinary establishments as Feast & Fetes, a catering company co-owned by noted chef Daniel Boulud.

John is an accomplished chef and former MaÎtre d’Hôtel, which deepens his understanding of the relationship between wine and food. He is often featured on a series of wine media events, and has been selected as one of the judges at the bi-annual Vinexpo in Bordeaux. Additionally, he is heavily involved with wine press and media trips to leading wine producing regions around the world. John has also provided private tutorials for those interested in furthering their wine education.

Recently, John appeared in Lino Pujia and Charles Arturaola’s film The Duel of Wine, released August 2015. John is also an English Language and Social Sciences teacher, where he continues to enjoy incorporating culture and everyday life.