Dean of Wine Studies

Scott Carney was born in Boston and, after graduating from Connecticut College, whet his appetite for wine by taking a sommelier position at the Bay Tower Room in Boston’s financial district. As his curiosity grew into a passion, Scott moved on to a full-time sommelier position at the venerable Harvest Restaurant in Harvard Square, where he also began a career in restaurant management. Recognizing a need to further his business skills, Scott enrolled in the Stern School of Business at New York University and after a semester in France at Hautes Études Commerciales de Paris (H.E.C.), graduated with an MBA in Finance.

Scott then joined the Gotham Bar & Grill as business manager and spent 10 years overseeing affairs as the restaurant earned three consecutive three-star reviews from The New York Times. It was during his tenure at Gotham that Scott began his study for the title of Master Sommelier, which he earned in 1991.

Classes start year-round


10/01/2018 - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm -

Courses Covered: Culinary, Pastry, Cake, Bread

01/26/2019 - 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm -

Courses Covered: Culinary Entrepreneurship

09/14/2019 - 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm -

Courses Covered: Culinary Entrepreneurship