Fabien Duboueix, head sommelier at Joel Robuchon le Restaurant at Resorts World Sentosa in Singapore, is a judge in the Decanter Asia Wine Awards (DAWA).
Born in the Champagne region of France, Fabien Duboueix has pursued a passionate career in wine and hospitality that has spanned 17 years and counting, and taken him to Europe, the UK, the US and Singapore.
His professional training began with a Wine Trust Certificate awarded in 2001, and a series of F&B positions in restaurants in Germany, France, Ireland, England and Spain, including the 1-Michelin-star Lucknam Park in Colerne, England, and the 1-Michelin-star El Castell de Ciutat in Seo D’urgell, Spain.
In 2003, Fabien traveled to the US to work in the White Barn Inn in Maine, and the Woodland Resort and Inn in South Carolina, both top-level Relais and Chateaux Five-Star Five Diamond establishments.
In May 2009, Fabien became Food & Beverage Manager at the Mendocino Hotel in Mendocino, California; later returning to the Woodland Resort and Inn in Summerville, South Carolina, where he remained Food & Beverage Manager until January 2012.
In 2011, he became a Certified Sommelier (CMS), and in 2012, a Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW). In May 2012, Fabien arrived in Singapore as Head Sommelier/Assistant Dining Room Manager at the Saint Pierre Restaurant, one of the leading French gastronomic restaurants in Singapore.
Since December 2012, Fabien has been Head Sommelier at Joel Robuchon le Restaurant at Resorts World Sentosa, part of the Robuchon group of world-renowned restaurants. In the past 2 years, Fabien has added to his list of accreditations the Certified Spirit Specialist, and the Certified Sake Sommelier.
In 2014 Fabien became an Advanced Sommelier from the Court of Master Sommelier, making him one of the very few sommeliers in this part of the world to have achieved such an advanced accreditation.
Fabien, who speaks fluent English, Spanish, as well as his native French, and spends off-hours organizing and tutoring ‘study groups’ to encourage others in their professional wine learning.
Fabien Duboueix has been a judge in the Decanter Asia Wine Awards since 2015.