Mikayla avedisian-Cohen

Events and

Private Clients Manager

Mikayla is a CMS certified sommelier and the Events and Private Clients Manager at OMvino. She also spearheads OMvino initiative FNB Live: a virtual events company created by sommeliers, for sommeliers and other food and beverage professionals furloughed during the pandemic. A native New Yorker, Mikayla found herself drawn to the wine and hospitality profession while studying Psychology at the College of Charleston. After graduating, she continued her wine studies in New York City, working for Danny Meyer in several capacities (including at Union Square Cafe and Gramercy Tavern, and teaching wine classes for the Union Square Hospitality Group). After four years, under the mentorship of master sommeliers and hospitality professionals, she moved to Northern California to get her hands dirty working the wine harvest under the tutelage of a long time California winemaking icon.

 She then spent three years on the sommelier team at The French Laundry until taking over the wine program at Dominique Crenn's Petit Crenn. During her three-year tenure, Mikayla assumed the dual role of Wine Director and General Manager. Her wine program for the Crenn Dining Group received great recognition across the industry, including the esteemed 'Jury Prize' from the World of Fine Wine. Mikayla's passion and curiosity for the art and science of wine continue to propel her in the world's vibrant wine culture.