The 23rd Annual Nantucket Wine & Food Festival: May 15-19, 2019

Carl York

Director of Operations

Craigie on Main & The Kirkland Tap and Trotter
Cambridge, MA

When Carl York spent his Gettysburg College semester abroad in Avignon, France, the French major found a new use for his language skills: the world of fine wine. A Southern Maine native, York had worked restaurant jobs during school breaks, but post-graduation he moved to New York City and began taking classes at the Wine & Spirit Education Trust while also working as chef de partie at Soho House, the private club in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District. During his time there he achieved the Trust’s Advanced and Diploma certificate, which next led him to become the wine buyer for Tribeca’s Devin Tavern. York took his first entry-level sommelier position at the Michelin-starred Sho Shaun Hergatt, where he eventually rose beverage director. Relocating to Boston, York came onboard at Craigie on Main as sommelier with fond memories of eating at the original location on Craigie Street. Since joining, York has become Director of Operations for both Craigie On Main and The Kirkland Tap & Trotter. A fan of outdoor sports and activities, York is looking toward his son’s future by already building a modest wine cellar that will mature over the next two decades.