Lucas is an independent consultant and ambassador working in collaboration with several world-class firms dedicated to wine, beverage and culinary culture. Early in his professional career, Lucas worked for legendary chef Alain Ducasse in London and held the lead sommelier position within 6 months of being hired. A year later, Lucas joined elBulli restaurant in 2002 to become the head of their sommelier team, working for 5 years under the direction and leadership of acclaimed chef Ferran Adrià and partner Juli Soler, who dramatically shaped his understanding of the artistry in gastronomy, wine and service. His experience at elBulli was the perfect segway into his time as wine & beverage director for José Andrés' ThinkFoodGroup (TFG), where he oversaw the wine and beverage programs for all TFG restaurants in the US and internationally. Over the two years following the end of his work with TFG, Lucas spearheaded the launch of Coravin in Spain. In 2016, Lucas was appointed House of Lustau U.S. National Brand Educator to create the Certified Sherry Wine Specialist program (CSWS®) in conjunction with the Regulatory Council of Jerez. Lucas holds a Diploma from the Wine & Spirit Education Trust and is a Spanish Wine Scholar. He is also a member of the prestigious L’Ordre des Coteaux de Champagne and a Certified Sherry Educator.