Adjunct Wine Faculty
Master Sommelier Kathy Morgan is an award-winning sommelier and wine director. She has spent the last 12 years working in Washington, DC, first at the historical Occidental Grill, where she revitalized the restaurant’s wine program, followed by stints at the top area restaurants, including the elegant Italian Ristorante Tosca and the modern 2941 Restaurant. Most recently, she ran the vast and highly esteemed French-focused wine program for Chef Michel Richard at Citronelle Restaurant in Georgetown.
Kathy has garnered numerous awards and accolades. Under her direction, 2941, Tosca and Citronelle earned nominations for Best Wine and Beverage Program from the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington. In 2007, Washingtonian magazine selected 2941’s wine list as one of the top five in the DC metropolitan area. In 2010, the Washington City Paper named Morgan the best sommelier in Washington.
Kathy has offered her expertise to many of the world’s leading wine publications as a taster, commentator, contributor, and panelist. Her credits include the Washington Post, Washingtonian magazine, the Washington Times, Sommelier Journal, Food & Wine, and Flavor Magazine. She has also provided her expert opinion for WUSA TV and BBC America World News.
One of her favorite roles is as a mentor and an educational leader in the community. She regularly assists others in their endeavors to pass blind tasting exams, and she is a member of Les Dames d’Escoffier. In 2011, she was tasked to be the Chairman of the 2012 American Heart Association’s Heart’s Delight Wine Auction Committee.