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

William Rohlfing

General Manager

Burlington, MA

William is currently the General Manager at L’Andana in Burlington, MA. He started working in fine dining at age 16, beginning as a food runner and part time dishwasher at The Mayflower Inn, a 5-star, Relais & Chateau inn in Washington, CT where he caught the wine bug.  Since then he has been a beverage director, restaurant manager, and sommelier at numerous high-end establishments, including L’Espalier in Boston, MA, an independent 5-diamond restaurant, and Hotel Fauchere, a Relais & Chateau inn in Milford PA. In between jobs, he matriculated through two of the world’s most prestigious hospitality institutions, Johnson & Wales culinary school and Cornell’s School of Hotel Administration. He has passed his first and second level exams with the Court of Master Sommeliers on consecutive days, earning the Walter Clore scholarship for the highest score at the certified level. He has also completed the CMS advanced course and is a candidate for the Advanced Examination.