Bartender, Beverage Director, Sommelier
About Kristel Poole
Kristel Poole is the General Manager & Beverage Director of Perch RVA. Kristel has worked with award-winning Richmond restaurants for over a decade as General Manager, Wine Director, Events Manager, and Bar Manager, including Graffiato Richmond and Shagbark. Kristel is a founder of the Richmond-based Chefs in Shape program, which encourages industry members to focus on health and wellness. She earned her degree at the University of Virginia and her Introductory level sommelier with the Court of Master Sommeliers. Kristel lives in Richmond’s Arts District with her ferocious 4-lb chihuahua.
- Level 1 sommelierCourt of Master Sommeliers