Consulting Services

Michaela Hightower brings her knowledge and expertise to private clients as well as restaurant and bar owners throughout the United States.  Not believing in a one size fits all approach Michaela customizes her consulting services to the unique needs of her clients.   

Private Sommelier Services

For wine enthusiasts and clients interested in stocking, and cellar advice, Michaela offers private sommelier services including initial cellar set up, cellar organization, cellar stocking, wine education and private wine tasting events.

Sommelier Services for Restaurants and Bars

For restaurant and bar owners Michaela offers part-time sommelier services including wine selection, menu creation and inventory management.

Restaurant & Bar Consulting

Menu Creation

For new business owners as well as those who need to refresh their offerings, Michaela will work with you to plan beverages by the glass and overall menu options including selections, pricing and merchandising.

Food & Beverage Pairings

It is proven that restaurants that offer food and beverage pairings on their menu not only increase their bottom line but also enhance customer experience by taking the guess work out of wine and beverage selection.  Michaela works with your chef to select complementary beverages for your menu items.

Signature Drinks

To stand out from the crowd Michaela works with you to design unique drinks that will keep your customers talking and coming back for more.

Secret Taster – What’s going on in your bar?

Wondering why your bar is not as profitable as you think it should be?  Michaela will help you to identify and resolve issues that are affecting your bar or restaurant.  As a secret taster she visits your establishment at different times to see how your operation is running.  Armed with first-hand knowledge of your customers’ experience she makes sound business recommendations to increase efficiency as well as profits.

Wine 101 for Servers

Increase beverage sales and improve server retention with Michaela’s Wine 101 class for servers.  In this class she teaches servers what wine is and how to speak about wine to customers.  Training includes specific instruction on existing wines and spirits and includes pairing suggestions. 

To learn more about Michaela’s consulting services, contact Michaela at 719-351-7191.

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