In 2009, Brett passed the Court of Master Sommeliers’ diploma level exam and earned the title of Master Sommelier. Just over two hundred fifty individuals worldwide have earned this certification over its fifty-year history.
In addition to his current position, Brett consults with restaurateurs, wholesalers and retailers nationally with beverage and service training. He consults with start-up brands creating new products, advising on flavor profiles and development. Considered one of the resident whiskey and spirits experts for the Court of Master Sommeliers, he judges spirits contests, gives regular lectures and proctors monthly exams for others going through the certification process.
Most recently. Brett Davis was the chief operating officer for Falls City Hospitality Group (FCHG) in Louisville where he spearheaded concept and design development, while managing the operations and beverage programs for all properties. Brett founded the group in 2010.
A native of Knoxville, Tennessee, Davis started working in kitchens at the age of 16. He’s waited tables at legendary Commander’s Palace in New Orleans and held positions at restaurants across the country including Michael’s in Santa Monica and Geronimo in Santa Fe. Prior to FCHG, he spent 10 years as the Sales Manager for Vintner Select, a major wine importer and distributor carrying more than 2,500 wines from around the world.