Melissa Lamb serves as the Director of Restaurants at Ojai Valley Inn overseeing operations at The Farmhouse. Her passion for the industry became a profession in 2012 when she assumed the role of Auction Director for the Wine & Food Foundation of Texas. From there, her focus turned toward hospitality where she took on various buying positions for both small independent establishments and larger corporate restaurants.
As our resident wine and beverage expert, Melissa is not only responsible for developing our beverage program but also creating engaging wine, beer and spirits tastings and events. The ever-evolving beverage landscape of new producers, new products and new trends keeps Melissa on her toes and fuels her fervor for the business. The Farmhouse represents an opportunity for Melissa to partner with noteworthy personalities of the beverage universe and deliver unique, world-class experiences.
Melissa is a Certified Sommelier through the Court of Master Sommeliers and a Certified Specialist of Wine through the Society of Wine Educators.