Paula is the Operations Manager and Buyer at International Wine Center. With 25 years in the hospitality industry, Paula has completed her WSET Diploma Level 4 in Wine & Spirits. Paula has also formal training in culinary arts and holds a certification from the Italian Culinary Institute for Foreigners-ICIF.
From 2007 to 2016 Paula owned and operated OAK, a Restaurant & Wine Bar together with Renato Sinitean, a WSET Diploma holder. With OAK they shared their love of food, wine and travel. Maia signed both their seasonal menu and extensive wine list, which focused on French wines.