Steven Tuttle :: CHEF'S ROLL :: The Professional Chef Network Steven Tuttle EXPERIENCE MEDIA INDUSTRY Steven Tuttle is Beverage Director at SDCM, the creative brain trust behind San Diego’s popular venues Kettner Exchange, FIREHOUSE American Eatery + Lounge and soon, Good Time Poke and The Grass Skirt. He was trained under New York cocktail “greats” and believes cocktails should be fun and escapist. "Hamilton Hornblower" at Kettner Exchange EVENTS Tales of the Cocktail New Orleans 2016: Saturday July 23rd Enjoy a full blown Venezuelan experience featuring cocktail stations with award winning bartenders, Latin bites, a pig roast, cigar pairings and live music. You will never want to leave.Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival: We'll be taking part in the Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival for the second year in a row. Come check us out at the LIVE on Grand event on Saturday, August 27. I'll be mixing up killer tiki cocktails alongside Chef Brian Redzikowski. EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE Kettner Exchange. San Diego, CA Beverage DirectorEl Dorado Cocktail Lounge. San Diego, CA GMIronside Fish & Oyster. San Diego, CA Bar Staff TrainingCraft & Commerce. San Diego, CA Bartender SKILLS & EXPERTISE Menu developmentStaff trainingTV/radio guest appearances Product orderingIngredient sourcingInventory control GALLERY PRESS In The Mix: Steven Tuttle, June 2016, Discover SDBartender of the Year 2015, Eater San DiegoWhere to Drink Tiki in San Diego, October 2015, Eater San DiegoThey’re Crafty, January 2013, LOCALE MagazineUptown bartenders bring their A-game, November 2012, SD Uptown News Steven Tuttle San Diego, CAUnited StatesSDCM - Kettner Exchange, FIREHOUSE American Eatery + Lounge, Good Time Poke and The Grass SkirtBeverage Director instagram Steven Tuttle, beverage director at Kettner Exchange, is an award-winning bartender and currently holds the National Restaurant Association's “Star of the Bar” title, for San Diego. He’s been trained by some of the nation’s most acclaimed barmen and mixologists including Sam Ross of Milk and Honey in New York, and Phil Ward of Death & Co. Mayahuel. His unexpected cocktail menu for Kettner Exchange is inspired by his work with these cocktail and spirits “greats.” For example, his "Casa de Tiki” cocktail, which won him the “Star of the Bar” title features Casamigos tequila, mezcal, pineapple juice, lime juice, orgeat, falernum, curaçao, and black walnut bitters; garnished with pineapple and nutmeg and is a play on the restaurant’s popular ‘The Tiki Cross’ cocktail. Steven has done everything from aging Mezcal in a huge format bourbon barrel, only to season it for later rum drink, to pushing the limits of the Bloody Mary using both Mezcal and Tequila.