In 1998-1999, Randa passed the Certified and Advanced WSET programs, as well as the Introductory Sommelier course at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park through the Court of Master Sommeliers. In 2000, she went on to pass the grueling Advanced Sommelier Exam on her first attempt and in 2001 Randa passed the final, 2-year WSET Diploma program that is a prerequisite to the Master of Wine program. This same year, she became a Certified Wine Educator through the Society of Wine Educators.
From 2002-2003, Ms. Warren was involved in the Master of Wine program but put this on hold to complete her Master Sommelier certification. In 2007, she became the sixteenth woman in the world to be named a Master Sommelier, one of only 158 professionals in the US and 255 total men and women in the world. Today there are only 26 female Master Sommeliers ON THE PLANET! The MS exam consists of three parts: theory, tasting and restaurant service. In preparing for this exam over the course of several years, Randa traveled all over the United States working under dozens of Master Sommeliers in the areas of wine tasting and restaurant service.
Randa is a 20+ year member of the elite Confrerie du Tastevin in Burgundy. Randa regularly conducts wine classes and speaks to various organizations locally and around the country on wine-related topics. She writes for Oklahoma monthly magazine and in her spare time, competes in barbecue competitions around the midwest and enjoys photography, traveling, Mahjong, hiking, golfing, tennis, pickleball, cycling and is currently attempting to learn fly fishing.