Michael Tipps

Contributing Writer

Michael Tipps began his career in food and beverage in New York City where over time he became the bar manager at the prestigious Soho and Tribeca Grand Hotels for Grand Life Hotels. It was here that Tipps was taught the essentials of classic mixology by the person responsible for bringing the classic cocktail craze back to the United States, Sasha Petraske of Milk and Honey fame. In 2008, Tipps moved to Los Angeles, partnering with David Foss to form Est1854 llc, a food and beverage consulting firm. Tipps currently extols his expertise on Spike TV’s “Bar Rescue.”