About Katarina Jelks

Katarina is a professionally trained sommelier and wine enthusiast from Hawaii, receiving her Wine & Management Diploma from Le Cordon Bleu in Paris. She has worked in the wine industry all around the world, including France, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, and the US.

She has experience in every aspect of the craft, from harvesting the grapes, to tasting and reviewing wines. Dedicated to hospitality, she enjoys nothing more than making people feel comfortable and happy, ensuring that they have the best gastronomical experience possible.

She believes that the most important thing about being a sommelier is not to judge wines, but to simply understand them. Every wine has a story to tell, it’s up to us to listen!

Katarina is soon to be opening a wine and cheese bar in Honolulu to fulfill her lifelong goal of sharing her passion with others, chasing their thirst for interesting wine and great food. Please check out her Instagram profile @bleuroosterhonolulu.