Jan Konetzki was born in 1980 in Lüneburg, Northern Germany. Being a trained baker, bartender and waiter already, he finally discovered his passion for wine in his early twenties. After a stunning ten years career in several Michelin star restaurants, culminating in the position as head sommeliers at Restaurant Gordon Ramsay (Royal Hospital Road, London), he today counts for one of Europe’s most talented and exceptional sommeliers.
During his restaurant career Jan’s focus has always been on both, excellency in service and expertise on wine. Using his sense for balancing zeitgeist with tradition he enhanced the guest’s experience beyond the limits of conventional service. Jan’s distinguished selection of wines for Gordon Ramsay has been recognised frequently as one of London’s finest among the critics. He furthermore initiated a thorough redesigning of the wine list by the renowned Büro Ballmann Weber agency, leading to an unprecedented quality in layout and practical use.
In 2016 Jan embarked upon a new chapter of his career; working as an independent Sommelier. He is offering customised consultancy services for both, business and private clients in the UK and throughout the world.