Micah Melton began his studies in computer science before finding his calling in the culinary arts. Micah was part of the opening team at The Aviary, helping to research and develop the opening menus. He was also The Aviary’s first “Ice Chef” — perhaps the only such chef in the world — charged with creating over 30 types of ice for the bar program. Over the next three years, Micah would be promoted to Sous Chef and then to Beverage Director. While serving as Beverage Director, Micah has been instrumental in opening The Aviary NYC in partnership with the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group.
Micah’s accomplishments have been recognized by many organizations and publications. In 2014, Micah was included in Zagat’s 30 Under 30 in Chicago list. In 2015, he was selected as a Young Gun by Eater. In 2016, Micah was named as one of 40 Food and Beverage Professionals on the Rise by FSR Magazine, and one of Forbes’ 30 Under 30. He was named one of Time Out Magazine’s New Yorkers of the Year in 2017.
Micah spends his time beyond the drink kitchen developing new cocktails, drink presentations, and researching spirits.
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