“The most valuable asset of hospitality is human capital – the people, and it sits at the front and centre of everything I do.”
Having worked with Stefan for over 5 years I can recommend him as a true professional and amongst the best in his field.
He is passionate about his subject and sharing his knowledge, whether this is with VIP guests drinking fine and rare wines, or guests with little knowledge of the wine world and limited budget.
He has a clear enthusiasm for training and imparting knowledge with his contemporaries, from his team to wider mentees, and through his work with The Court of Master Sommeliers.
Further to this, he is financially astute, successfully managing a large list and cellar, meeting prescribed margin and budget targets and demonstrating great ROI through en primeur buying. Stefan is well-liked and respected within the industry and with guests and team alike.
Stefan Neumann MS is a case study of an inspiring, dedicated, resilient, hard-working, positive, team and guests/clients focused and business success orientated hospitality professional.
I had the pleasure and luck to work with him at The Fat Duck of Chef Heston Blumenthal (3*Michelin, former No.1 at World’s 50 Best Restaurants), where I used to be part of the management team.
It was obvious that his thirst for ongoing betterment, together with proper mentoring and guidance, would support him to excel to a remarkable hospitality asset. One of the highlights of his career so far, has been the achievement of the Master Sommelier title.
He has genuinely started as well building a strong online presence with his popular and insightful videos and masterclasses around wines, beverages and food pairing. Stefan is the definition of what we call a successful human capital investment for each company and project that has him on board.
Dimitri ‘Dimi’ Leivadas (Founder & CEO Delta Lambda Hospitality)
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