The Team

Bridget Paliwoda

Bridget Paliwoda


With over a decade of industry experience at some of Houston’s finest restaurants and an incredible education in the field, Bridget Paliwoda brings extensive knowledge to The Annie as sommelier.

Bridget began her restaurant career during her time at the University of Saint Thomas in Houston where she earned a degree in Biology. Following her true passion, she continued in the food industry and had the opportunity to work with well-known Houston chefs including Chef Erin Smith of Plonk! and Chefs Seth Siegel-Gardner and Terrance Gallivan of The Pass & Provisions. Before joining the Berg Hospitality team, Bridget honed her skills as Sommelier of Theodore Rex and Floor Sommelier of Oxheart.

Bridget is certified from top organizations including the Court of Master Sommeliers, John Gauntner for Sake certification and the Cicerone Court for beer serving. A true wine lover, Bridget’s passion is reflected both in her personal and industry life. She is an active member in a number of organizations including TEXSOM, TIWA, Court of Master Sommeliers, HSA and IronSomm. In her free time, Bridget also enjoys sewing and garment construction, cycling and gardening.