Scott Carney

The Wine World: Careers, Journeys and Trends

with ICE Dean of Wine Studies Scott Carney MS

Meet the Institute of Culinary Education's new dean of wine studies, Master Sommelier Scott Carney, and hear more about careers in wine. Scott will introduce ICE's new Intensive Sommelier Training program. Classes start Oct. 1!


Stay tuned for guest lectures and demos online via Instagram, YouTube Live and Zoom throughout 2020.


Scott Carney took a sommelier position at the Bay Tower Room in Boston’s financial district after college. As his curiosity grew into a passion, Scott moved on to a full-time sommelier position at the venerable Harvest Restaurant in Harvard Square, where he also began a career in restaurant management. Recognizing a need to further his business skills, Scott enrolled in the Stern School of Business at NYU and after a semester in France at Hautes Études Commerciales de Paris (H.E.C.), graduated with an MBA in finance.

Scott then joined the Gotham Bar & Grill as business manager and spent 10 years overseeing affairs as the restaurant earned three consecutive three-star reviews from The New York Times. He also has restaurant experience from consulting for the Russian Tea Room and positions as VP of finance and operations for Les Halles Group, finance director for Jean-Georges Management, director of beverage operations for The Glazier Group, VP and managing partner of Tonic Restaurant and Bar, and managing director of Tavern on the Green in 1996.

It was during his tenure at Gotham that Scott began his study for the title of Master Sommelier, which he earned in 1991, and today he serves on the court's board of directors. He was the dean of wine studies at the International Culinary Center (ICC) for nine years and came to the Institute of Culinary Education in 2020 to continue his Intensive Sommelier Training program.

Read more about Intensive Sommelier Training at ICE.