DWWA 2013 Regional Italy Judging Panel
Theresa Paopao hails from the small town of Hilo on the Big Island of Hawaii. She left island life to pursue a graduate degree at the Yale School of Drama in New Haven, and then moved to Boston where she fell in love with the restaurant business and the world of wine. On joining the Oleana in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Theresa became serious about a career in hospitality and beverages, and after working as Manager, she went on to be their Wine Director and General Manager. In 2010, she joined the New York Momofuku team as Wine Director, a role which took her to Ontario to open their new spaces in Toronto last autumn, and Theresa is now back in Boston working with Jamie Bissonnette and Ken Oringer at Toro and Clio, and prepping to return to the Big Apple to open Toro NYC for them later this year.