“Running really helps you get in that moment so you’re totally 100 percent present.”
As one of only 255 professionals who have ever earned the title of Master Sommelier and boasting a marathon PR of 2:45, Bobby Stuckey has learned how to balance marathon training with operating the prestigious Italian Restaurant, Frasca Food & Wine. Learn about Bobby’s path toward his success as a Master Sommelier and restaurant owner and how running kept him focused.
Bobby Stuckey in front of his restaurant, Frasca Food and Wine. Frasca has received numerous accolades, including the prestigious James Beard Foundation Award for Outstanding Wine Service in America in 2013.
Taste testing wine at Frasca. As one of only 255 individuals to ever earn the title of Master Sommelier, Bobby is considered a world-renowned expert in wine, food pairing, and service.
Displaying a Poorman Track Club bracelet. The unofficial group meets occasionally to run a route that includes the demanding Poorman Road. The challenge is what attracts them to running it on a regular basis.
A staff meeting at Frasca. Bobby values the power of teamwork, and believes it is vital to offer high-quality service.
Bobby on a busy night helping in the kitchen. Having struggled in school, Bobby discovered as a busboy that the chaos of the restaurant industry is where he feels most at home.
Bobby’s wife, Danette. He admits that without her, he wouldn’t have become a Master Sommelier.
Bobby and Danette outside of Frasca. For more than 20 years, they have supported each other while balancing life and work.