During his more than 25 years in the food and beverage industry, Michael Eisenberg has opened a variety of restaurants, quick service food concepts, specialty food stores, super markets, supper clubs and bars. Eisenberg owned, managed and consulted for a variety of establishments internationally, with locations of such establishments including Moscow, Russia, where he was the General Manager for the first American supper club. He then extended his tenure in Moscow and assisted in opening the first American supermarket in Moscow, a chain of restaurants in the ex-Soviet Union and consulted for various establishments in the Moscow and Siberian regions. Eisenberg went on to create and implement his supper club concept in Montreal, Canada which quickly gained notoriety and was listed as one of the top 20 clubs in North America by MTV.
In Los Angeles, California, Eisenberg was the food and beverage director for a small luxury hotel called the Argyle Hotel, a 64-room boutique hotel located on the Sunset Strip in Southern California. Under his tenure, the establishment gained prominence as the premiere hangout for “Young Hollywood.” This art deco hotel increased sales by 300% under Eisenberg’s administration.
In New York City, Eisenberg was involved with R&R entertainment as the bar manager and closing manager. The establishment, REX was home to the NYC celebrity scene. The three-star restaurant and downtown nightclub epitomized the fervor and excitement of nightclubs in New York City. This was the stepping stone for his career.
Eisenberg served an integral part of Alice’s Tea Cup in New York City as the co-creator, COO and had been involved in creating a license agreement and raising capital for expansion of this concept. He also is the tea guru for Alice’s Tea Cup. His knowledge of the product and the trends in the tea marketplace are current and proven.
In addition to his background as a restaurant professional, Eisenberg has proven his talents as an expediter. Focusing on the five boroughs of New York, Eisenberg has an impeccable reputation of attaining liquor licenses, food permits, operating permits and other governmental licenses and permits related to the food industry as well as having contacts in the construction community.
Most recently, Eisenberg founded Acute Hospitality Consulting, a small business consulting company focused mainly on food and beverage in the hotel, small restaurant, C-level consultation and strategic planning areas. Eisenberg is also a Restaurant & Culinary Management Instructor at the Institute of Culinary Education.