Steve Geddes, MS
Steve Geddes, MS
Award winning chef
Owner of Local 127 in Cincinnati
One of the country’s leading experts on food, beverage, and service, Steven Geddes also covets the title of the only working chef in the United States to hold the honor of Master Sommelier.
The Colorado native first found himself cooking in Las Vegas at local landmark Andres’. At the age of seventeen, Geddes was cooking side by side with the restaurants famed owner, mentor, and chef; Andre Rochat. With experience on the line, assisting with Rochat’s cooking classes, and a new found respect for wine, Steven began redefining his outlook on the food and beverage world.
In 1995, now armed with an ever evolving palate Steven earned the honor of becoming a certified Master Sommelier, a certification from the exclusive Court of Master Sommeliers. After five years of hard work and determination, at the age of 29 he became the 25th American to hold this internationally certified title. This is a distinction currently held by only 174 professionals worldwide.
The title of Master Sommelier has given Geddes the opportunity to be part of many rewarding projects including heading up the “wine tower” at Charlie Palmer’s Aureole, teaching at the esteemed hospitality school at UNLV and working with culinary luminaries like Mark Miller, George Morrone, Charlie Trotter, Brian Ogden, and Rick Moonen.
With a firm grip on the pulse of the wine world, Geddes wanted to return to where it all started, cooking. After studying in the kitchen of Wolfgang Puck’s Trattoria del Lupo, Steven came full circle, once again winding up in the kitchen with his mentor Andre’ Rochat. This time at Rochat’s Michelin rated Alize’. Geddes now finds himself in Cincinnati operating Local 127 where he delivers a generous dose of gastronomy featuring a refined farm to table approach from the kitchen and a food friendly selection of international wines and beers to accompany.
Steven has achieved numerous awards and can often be found in publications such as American Farm to Table, Wine Spectator, Decanter, Wine and Spirits, as well as Santé. Geddes has also been featured in New York Times and Los Angeles Times.