About CAPS Ontario

CAPS Ontario is the local chapter of Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers, a national not-for-profit organization for sommeliers, wine service professionals, hospitality workers and wine enthusiasts alike.

Mission Statement

Passionately dedicated to service, we are committed to building a strong community of sommeliers and wine industry professionals to support, preserve and grow the sommelier profession and to safeguard its traditions both domestically and on the global stage.

Our mission, as a not-for-profit organization, is to promote and educate the sommelier profession and foster an understanding within the Hospitality industry, and thereby consumers, across Canada and throughout the world of the role of sommelier. This includes knowledge, service, and management skills required by Canadian Sommeliers. It is also our mission to provide a forum to encourage camaraderie, ongoing professional development, and networking for our members.

We achieve this through our education programs, providing opportunities for professional development, continued study and competition, and strong trade relations.

Our members are sommeliers who have received their accreditation through the Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers, CAPS, Court of Master Sommeliers, CMS, International Sommelier Guild, the Canadian Sommelier Guild and those accredited by recognized organizations both inside and outside of Canada.

We also welcome associate members who have professional ties to the beverage-alcohol industry, and to students actively enrolled in sommelier certification programs.