Pamela Wnuck owned and operated a chain of restaurants in Fort Worth, Texas in the late 1970’s. The first restaurant she opened was called “Dos Gringos” and that Tex-Mex style restaurant would quickly multiply, making Pamela an established restaurateur.
In 1989, Pamela sold her booming franchise and decided to explore another passion of hers: wine. In 1990, Pamela started working for a California based wine distributor, where she fine-tuned her knowledge of wine and sales.
Ever the renaissance woman, Pamela decided to go back to her culinary roots and opened “Creative Capers” a corporate dining service, catering to more than 3.000 employees a day! It was here that her culinary prowess really took flight and Pam decided that no matter what career she would pursue, her heart would always go back to food. The satisfaction her soul feels in making warm bellies happy is truly her passion.
In 2003, Pamela switched gears and decided to explore party planning as a corporate wife of the Senior Vice President of Sales for a wine distributor. Here she would organize, cater, and decorate for corporate functions at least once a month for the next 12 years.
Pamela is a mother, grandmother, wife, UCCE master gardener, UCCE master food preserver, and award winning cook. Not only does Pam make award winning pickles, vinegar, jams, chutneys, preserves, escabeche, olives, kombucha, sauerkraut, and yogurt; but she also volunteers to teach small children where their food comes from by plant or animal, and teaches adults how to preserve.
With so many hats on her head, it’s a mystery how this wonder woman can find time to now get back into wine, but she is! Now Pam and Irv are taking their combined 69 years of experience, love of food and wine, and consummate salesmanship into Seize the Vine, Wine Brokerage.
Pamela’s personal and business philosophy is “food and wine is the magical journey of life!” Cheers!