Wine Sales Manager
Amanda Elling was born and raised in northern California, and for the last seven years, she has called San Antonio her home. Elling started school at California State University at Sacramento and transferred to University of Texas, San Antonio in 2008 to pursue a degree in music. She had her sights set on teaching music education classes.
At 18, Elling began her work in the hospitality industry at Applebee’s as a server. She soon was promoted to bartender, and when she moved to San Antonio in 2008, became a trainer. Elling earned the “Neighborhood Expert” status in each position at Applebee’s, garnering the ability to train others to excel, as well as Employee of the Month three times.
Elling joined the team at Lasco Enterprises, LLC, parent company of MAX’s Wine Dive, as a server in 2010. “My time with MAX’s Wine Dive is what sealed the deal on my desire to be a part of the restaurant and hospitality industry for the long haul.” In May 2012, she was promoted to Assistant General Manager, and in April 2014, Wine Sales Manager. “As my knowledge of food and wine grows, my love for educating our staff and guests about food and wine grows as well.”
In her spare time, Elling enjoys playing with her dogs, water sports, playing music and cooking. Elling is involved with the fundraising, recruiting and routine writing for the Cordova Cordettes Synchronized Swimming Team, an organization that she has been involved with since she was 5-years-old. She is excited about her new position as Wine Sales Manager at MAX’s Wine Dive San Antonio because she loves sharing her passion with others. “Giving someone an amazing experience is what it’s all about!”