Partner, Tradecraft Hospitality
Matt Ellingson’s career in Hospitality and the Beverage Industry spans more than 20 years. He has spent the last 12 years as a Beverage Leader with the Disneyland Resort overseeing the Bar and Wine Program for Club 33 as well as serving as Manager and Sommelier for 21 Royal. His work, creations, and passions have been featured through media outlets such as the Robb Report, Modern Luxury, Orange Coast Magazine, and The Tasting Panel.
Prior to joining Disney in 2008 Matt worked as a Leader and Trainer for numerous restaurant entities including Wolfgang Puck, Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, and The Patina Group. Along with his direct restaurant and bar resume, Matt spent many years working in liquor and wine distribution. He has represented 1000’s of high profile brands throughout Southern California, among them Louis Roederer, Far Niente, The Gallo Family, and Silver Oak.
In May of 2020 he launched the Youtube Channel: The Liquid Home with the goal of helping everyone find more joy in their lives, one glass at a time.