Paula Maia, Instructor
Paula is the Operations Manager and Buyer at International Wine Center. With over 20 years in the hospitality industry, Paula has completed her WSET Level 3 Advanced with Distinction and the WSET Diploma Level 4. Paula has also formal training in culinary arts and holds a certification from the Italian Culinary Institute for Foreigners-ICIF.
From 2007 to 2016 Paula owned and operated OAK, a Restaurant & Wine Bar, together with her husband Renato Sinitean, a WSET Diploma holder. With OAK they shared their love of food, wine and travel. Paula is an active wine traveler and frequently attends wine tastings, seminars and events.