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No. 1 Pery Square
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Spotlight on People
Spotlight on People - Gary Butterfield, Sommelier at No 1 Pery Square
Cultivating a career around a passion for hospitality, food and wine
 Fri 2nd December 2022


Gary Butterfield holds the position of Sommelier at No. 1 Pery Square Hotel and is an essential component of the No. 1 guest experience, bringing immense ambition and passion for hospitality, food and wine.

No. 1 Pery Square Hotel’s proprietor Patricia Roberts is passionate about delivering a wine experience that offers guests a step away from the better-known wines and an opportunity to discover smaller producers - mostly European, organic and bio dynamic, but not forgetting some great classics and extra special options.

Gary’s enthusiasm for hospitality developed over many years as he explored the vast world of food and wine. Wine, in particular, sparked his interest and his passion grew as he tasted different wines and learned about the history of vineyards and the production processes. Gary’s interest and love of wine brought him to the conclusion that he would like to explore the career option of becoming a Sommelier.

Gary trained as an Assistant Sommelier for 2 years in a 5 star restaurant where he learned the essential skills and style of service required at that level. In 2019 he moved to No. 1 as Sommelier, he has since completed his level 2 and level 3 in WSET and is now pursuing his diploma.

Outside of his professional life he is also a father and an avid runner completing many ultra-marathons. Gary’s passion for hospitality continues to grow even more and he very much looks forward to his future in the Irish hospitality industry.


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