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Randolph wasn't reading e Wine Bible for pleasure. e 25-year-old was on a mission, working with her sister and brother- in-law to bootstrap a self-funded restaurant into existence in San Francisco's Mission District. With no investors and a budget far too slim to accommodate hiring a sommelier, the trio decided Randolph would handle that in addition to her duties as general manager. A complete novice, she got straight to work, studying day and night — basically any time she wasn't working at the restaurant — and just six months later, she earned her certification as a sommelier. Her adaptational fast-track to the world of wine is a feelgood story all its own, but it was just the beginning of the successes for her and the family business, Californios. In 2015, two years after opening, the white linen was awarded its first Michelin star, and by 2017 it had the distinction of being the world's only two-star Michelin restaurant celebrating Mexican cuisine. Randolph's wine program, which grew from a list with Indulge dining << ranchandcoast.com 50 MARCH 2023 RANCH & COAST MAGAZINE

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