Rising Star Sommelier Chloe Miranda of Birdie G's - Biography

Santa Monica, CA

May 2021

In her hometown of Miami, Chloe Miranda began her restaurant career at Cindy Hutson’s Ortanique on the Mile. The wine list was incredible, but Miranda, only a teenager, was admittedly in over her head. After high school, she traveled around the country with a children’s theater group. Then an opportunity to work with Max Coane at a rotating chef concept, Fifty Seven, fell into her lap in 2014. She packed up her car and drove 3,000 miles through the Southwest. Falling in love with the city through food and wine, she never wanted to leave. 

When the Fifty Seven program ended, she started serving at Ricardo Zarate's Picca and gained enough wine education to sell tableside. Two years later, she nabbed a coveted sommelier role at 2014 Rising Star Chef Ori Menashe’s Bestia and learned everything she could from Wine Director Ryan Ibsen. He taught her that wine is about the people who make it—their history, language, culture, and traditions. In May 2019, she became a server and assistant sommelier at 2009 Rising Star Chef Jeremy Fox’s Birdie G’s, then still under construction in Santa Monica. There, she found another mentor in Rustic Canyon Family Wine Director Kathryn Coker, and Miranda was promoted to sommelier and buyer of Birdie G’s six months later. As the pandemic shifts the role of the sommelier, Miranda introduces her passion for wine to her servers and uses her performance background to dazzle guests with pairings that enhance the dining experience.