Based in Seattle, Nick Davis is a professional focused and passionate about hospitality and fine dining. He works for Canlis Restaurant.
His interest in food and drink began as he was finishing a Bachelor of Music degree at the University of Washington. A friend introduced him to the Zig Zag Café, a classic Seattle cocktail haunt. Nick was immediately captivated with the history and art of the drink, and began exploring cocktail hot-spots around Seattle, San Francisco and
New York. Soon, food and wine entered the fray. By graduation from UW, Nick's professional vision had shifted from music to hospitality. Before joining the incredible team at Canlis in 2012, Nick got his feet wet at Lowell's, The Ruins and Vito's.
He participated in the 2014 USBG World Class event, sponsored by Diageo. With 50 countries participating globally, World Class is the premier bartending competition in the world. Advancing to the US national competition, Nick earned 1st place in the "Spirit Through the Ages" category, ranking him amongst the top five competitors in the country.
His wine studies are based through the Court of Master Sommeliers. In November 2012, Nick earned the Certified Sommelier award, and is now preparing for the Advanced Sommelier exam. In 2014, he competed in the Guild of Sommeliers Ruinart Challenge, and was on the sommelier team at the Seattle Wine Awards.
In his free time, Nick loves to travel. Having visited all 50 states and four continents, he uses Couchsurfing.org to make incredible new stories and friends.
He also enjoys skydiving, salsa dance, and epicurean destinations near and far.