Hendrick’s Gin Partners with Tales of the Cocktail Foundation for Expedition Cocktail 2024
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by TOTC Staff
1w ago
Hendrick’s Gin, the purveyor of premium gins and peculiarly delightful libations, is thrilled to announce its renewed partnership with Tales of the Cocktail Foundation (TOTCF) to present Expedition Cocktail, a whimsical journey into the world of mixology and liquid experimentation. This year, Expedition Cocktail will be traversing the United States – stopping in Austin, TX, Philadelphia, PA, Chicago, IL, and San Francisco, CA – bringing its unique blend of education and entertainment to bartenders and enthusiasts alike. Enticing participants to show off their bartending skills, one winner from ..read more
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Evolving Inclusion in the Hospitality Industry
Tales of the Cocktail
by Megan Stubbs
3w ago
Celebrating Women’s History Month with the Women of the Cocktail Apprentice Program Leadership Team Join us as we reflect on the journey of the Cocktail Apprentice Program (CAP) and the broader hospitality sector in celebration for Women’s History Month with some of the current White Coats. Cris Dehlavi, a veteran CAP member since 2010, notes the remarkable evolution of the program over the years. From its origins in big U.S. markets to its current global reach, CAP has embraced diversity in all its forms. Her journey reflects the gradual dismantling of barriers and the celebration of women ..read more
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Tales of the Cocktail Foundation Opens Applications for 2024 Tales Catalyst Honorees
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by TOTC Staff
1M ago
The second annual Tales Catalyst event is dedicated to celebrating two new Honorees – U.S. and International – who are advancing inclusivity and breaking barriers in the cocktail community NEW ORLEANS, LA (March 4, 2024) — Tales of the Cocktail Foundation (TOTCF) is pleased to announce that applications for the 2024 Tales Catalyst Honorees and Featured Speakers are open from March 4 – March 18, 2024. Established to celebrate individuals who are making significant contributions to the equity and inclusivity of the global drinks community, Tales Catalyst will recognize two new honorees, a U.S. H ..read more
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Tales of the Cocktail Foundation Unveils Inaugural Good, Clean Fun – The Espresso Martini Contest Sponsored by Absolut and Kahlúa
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by Callie Carlson
1M ago
We are delighted to introduce the inaugural “Good, Clean Fun – The Espresso Martini Contest,” proudly sponsored by Absolut and Kahlúa. This thrilling event features a national Espresso Martini speed-based skills competition, challenging participants to make four Espresso Martinis as clean and fast as they can.  Local competitions, taking place from January through February 2024, invite bartenders from across the nation to participate. To find a competition near you, visit EspressoMartiniCompetition.com. Participation is determined on a first-come, first-served basis. In each local event ..read more
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An Interview with Tara Fougner, 2023 Tales Catalyst U.S. Honoree
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by TOTC Staff
1M ago
In 2023, Tara Fougner was honored as a Tales Catalyst and was a featured speaker at the Tales Catalyst Luncheon. The Tales Catalyst Luncheon, formerly called the Dame Hall of Fame, is a celebration of people who have made unique and lasting contributions to the global hospitality industry. Since 2012, the Tales Catalysts have welcomed members to this group of individuals who highlight marginalized groups within the industry and shine a spotlight on leaders actively making changes in their communities. Tara Fougner is the co-founder and CEO of Thirsty, with over 20 years of experience in vario ..read more
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An Interview with Anistatia Miller, 2023 Tales Catalyst International Honoree
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by TOTC Staff
1M ago
In 2023, Anistatia Miller was honored as a Tales Catalyst and was a featured speaker at the Tales Catalyst Luncheon. The Tales Catalyst Luncheon, formerly called the Dame Hall of Fame, is a celebration of people who have made unique and lasting contributions to the global hospitality industry. Since 2012, the Tales Catalysts have welcomed members to this group of individuals who highlight marginalized groups within the industry and shine a spotlight on leaders actively making changes in their communities. Industry legend Anistatia Miller, MA, MSc (Ox), director of Mixellany Limited, is an awa ..read more
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Tales of the Cocktail Foundation Announces World’s Sustainable Cocktail Champion Sponsored by Flor de Caña
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by TOTC Staff
1M ago
We’re thrilled to introduce the World’s Sustainable Champion, a bartender competition, proudly sponsored by Flor de Caña Rum. The competition aims to honor the beverage industry’s increasing efforts to cultivate environmentally sustainable practices at large–inspiring bartenders to enact change in their own practices while championing their creativity.  Bartenders from across the world are encouraged to showcase their creativity by crafting cocktails that not only tantalize the taste buds but also prioritize sustainability through the use of eco-friendly ingredients and techniques. Each ..read more
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Introducing the Tales of the Cocktail Foundation® Policy Initiative
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by Aly Velasquez
1M ago
TOTCF introduces a national initiative aimed at policy change in support of the hospitality community with first priority centered on improving labor standards for bar professionals NEW ORLEANS, LA (February 13, 2024) — Tales of the Cocktail Foundation® (TOTCF) is pleased to announce the launch of the Tales of the Cocktail Foundation Policy Initiative, a multi-faceted effort designed to amplify and advocate for improved benefits and resources for hospitality professionals in the United States. The TOTCF Policy Initiative – which includes a robust nationwide survey and research project, coupled ..read more
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Celebrating Black History Month with Beats, Bars & Bourbon
Tales of the Cocktail
by Megan Stubbs
2M ago
Bridging Communities and Cocktails: A Conversation with Beats, Bars & Bourbon Megan Stubbs, Program Manager for Tales of the Cocktail Foundation, sat down with the Boyz from Beats, Bars & Bourbon to dig into their podcast, their Service Bar initiative, and get their take on how they inspire the hospitality industry.  The Boyz made a playlist just for you – sip and listen here: Spotify + Apple Music In the dynamic world of spirits, one trio is making waves by not just creating unique cocktails but also fostering inclusivity and innovation within the hospitality industry. Beats, Ba ..read more
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Tales of the Cocktail Foundation to Host Halfway to Tales on Jan. 22, 2024, in New Orleans
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by Aly Velasquez
2M ago
New Orleans bartenders and members of the spirits industry are welcome to mark halfway until the July 21-26 Tales of the Cocktail® event with a free afternoon of educational seminars and a town hall happy hour. NEW ORLEANS (January 11, 2024) – Join Tales of the Cocktail Foundation for Halfway to Tales, January 22, 2024–at Latrobes on Royal, located at 403 Royal Street in New Orleans–in partnership with Moët Hennessy. New Orleans bartenders and spirits industry members are invited to attend this free afternoon of education and a town hall for the New Orleans drinks industry. The event will incl ..read more
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