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Preston Paine named 2024 Chef of the Year at Tastemaker Awards

Paine has experience in fine dining establishments like Eleven Madison Park in New York City and most recently worked for Exxir Hospitality in Bishop Arts, but it’s at The Crescent Hotel where he gets to really show off. Paine oversees two hotel restaurants: Emilia’s – one of 16 nominees for Best New Restaurant of the Year – and The Blue Room, an opulent fine dining experience featuring New American dishes with next-level presentation not found anywhere else in Fort Worth. Paine’s restaurant philosophy: refined food, detailed service, and encouraging guests to linger over a meal with loved ones.

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Joel Treviño - Wine Sommelier

With a rich blend of professional experience and comprehensive wine education, Teddlie brings a unique perspective and expertise to enhance guests’ dining experiences.

Teddlie holds esteemed wine credentials, including the WSET Level 3 Award in Wines, which he passed with merit in San Francisco, CA. His dedication to continuous learning and mastery of his craft is evident in his pursuit of the Diploma Level from the International Sommelier Guild, where he immersed himself in the intricacies of viticulture, vinification, and beverage pairing.

As The Crescent Hotel’s Wine Sommelier, Teddlie curates an exceptional wine list that captivates Emilia’s and The Blue Room’s guests, including world-renowned wines typically not offered by the glass. He sources wines from various distributors from all over that complement the dishes offered at the restaurants, taking care to build a vast collection of robust yet approachable wines to satisfy connoisseurs and the curious alike.