5 Lessons You Can Learn From André Hueston Mack
More than a decade ago, André Hueston Mack walked away from a successful career at an investment firm to pursue his passion: wine. Risky? Yes. Did it pay off? Absolutely. Mack pressed the reset button on his career, working his way from the bottom up in the restaurant business. After eventually becoming a sommelier in Texas, he was honored in 2003 with the prestigious title of “Best Young Sommelier in America.” Then the big-time came calling.
As Head Sommelier at Thomas Keller’s Per Se, one of New York City’s most lauded culinary destinations, Mack oversaw a wine list that comprised more than 1,800 award-winners. In 2007, Mack struck out on his own and founded his winery, Mouton Noir. This die-hard Brooklynite is truly a “Mack” of all trades: entrepreneur, artist, designer, and winemaker.
Here are five key lessons you can learn from the life and career of Brooklyn Local Legend André Hueston Mack.