Who We Are
catherine venturini, chef/owner
Chef/Owner Catherine Venturini (formerly Driggers) is well noted for her inspired cuisine during 35 years in California and the Caribbean. Having been Sous Chef at The Grille at Sonoma Mission Inn, House Chef for Mondavi’s Arrowood Winery, Chef/Owner of her own highly acclaimed restaurant on St. Croix, Virgin Islands, and running her own successful catering company for the past 8 years in Northern California, she is now pleased to be your chef and host at her own little treasure of a restaurant – Olive & Vine.
favorite words: life. love. food. mangia!
john burdick, sommelier/partner
John Burdick, in addition to being known for his skills and love of music (johnburdickmusic.com), his thriving tour company that whisks you off in luxury to the best that sonoma and napa has to offer (burdicktours.com), he is also the managing partner and sommelier of Olive & Vine- and looking forward to making your experience one of a kind- and one you shall not soon forget!
favorite words: rock. roll. and vino veritas, baby!
nicki wolfe, assistant to the chef and event manager
Nicki Wolfe has an extensive background in event design and concept, photo styling, food and wine service, and hospitality. She now follows Chef Catherine around taking notes and eating anything Catherine let’s her.
favorites words: delicious. got it. no problem. i’m hungry.