With over fifteen years of experience in the service industry from Boston to Miami, Mia Mastroianni became one of the founding bartenders of Soho House West Hollywood – the private members-only club where she remains a well respected and oft-requested mixologist for the who’s who of Hollywood.
Known for her tall figure and sassy fun attitude, “Tall Mia” has also opened Soho House locations in Miami Beach, FL and in Toronto, Canada – training their respective bar staffs on giving the highest quality of service, implementing proper technique, and executing incredible cocktails. A familiar face in competitions of the bartender elite, in 2012 she won the Speed Rack competition for fastest bartender for all of Southern California, has competed for the national title among the top contenders in New York twice, and recently moved to the judges table in Las Vegas 2015.
Her expertise led her to be cast as an expert mixologist on Spike Network’s highly rated TV show “Bar Rescue” for the last three seasons. She also frequently gives her thoughts on “Bar Rescue” episodes on the popular podcast “AfterBuzz TV”, produced by Maria Menounos and Keven Undergaro. Her television presence also includes cocktail segments on “Morning Buzz Live with Nick Lachey” for the VH1 Network and The FABlife with Chrissy Teigen on ABC.
Mia stays current with industry and consumer trends by attending and speaking at various seminars and conferences, and continues her education in distillation by traveling to various distilleries. Mia’s also been a bar consultant on various feature films and regularly consults on new bar programs.
Follow her on Twitter @Tall_Mia and Instagram @TALLMIA