Our Story

Wine Me Dine Me came about as an idea between a married couple Marcela and Keith (one a chef and the other in the wine business) with a passion for food and wine. Our concept is to bring FUN and educational wine dinners to your house where we do all of the work, so that you can enjoy yourself and your friends.

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Chef Marcela

Marcela Perez, now a personal Chef, started her career after culinary school in the Landry’s Restaurant Group under Executive Chef Kathy Ruiz. There she was given the opportunity to continually fine-tune her skills as a chef and business entrepreneur. Her passion for healthy eating gave birth to “Marcela’s Meals”.  This passion led to her position as Food Service Director for Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart in Houston, Texas where she could educate families and their children on eating healthy and creating good eating habits.

 

From there, Marcela has had the opportunity to open new restaurant concepts in Houston such as being the founding Chef of My Fit Foods and the Skinny Ritas concepts, for which she can only be grateful for these amazing opportunities. Her next stop was as Corporate Chef for Olé Mexican Foods as a Regional Manager within Texas and Oklahoma. All of these opportunities led her back to her roots of creating healthy, tasty, and locally sourced meals to Houstonians.

The Wine Guy

Keith Livingston “luckily” found his way into the wine business after his career in selling homes declined during the recession in 2007.  Since then, he hasn’t looked back. He started his career at Republic National Distributing as a sales rep, calling on the Spec’s chain selling wine to the largest retailer in Texas. From there, he moved on to the On Premise division, selling wines to restaurants, country clubs, bars, etc… specifically representing the Constellation Portfolio. These movements led him to two different Sales Management positions within in the distributor, broadening his knowledge of the wine business. The management positions with RNDC brought him to his current position as a Regional Manager, working for Winesellers, ltd, a family owned importing company based in Chicago, Ill.

Marcela and Keith live near the Heights and are happily married with their beautiful daughter, Valentina Bloom.

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