2013 Preferred Vendors Contact List
At Tales of the Cocktail®, we love our hometown of New Orleans and we pride ourselves on the positive impact this festival has on our city. Part of this is supporting local businesses. We strongly encourage you to keep it local by using the preferred vendors listed below. Not only are you supporting the New Orleans economy, but these partners are very familiar with the city and Tales of the Cocktail®, so they’re best equipped to keep things running smoothly, saving you time and money.
We recommend Royal Productions for all of your Audio Visual needs. They are very familiar with every space we are working in during Tales of the Cocktail—Hotel Monteleone, Royal Sonesta, and off-site.
Hotel Monteleone Royal Productions Contact
- Bryan Isbell - email@example.com - 504-915-0208
Royal Sonesta Royal Productions Contact
- Chad Korach - firstname.lastname@example.org - 504-460-2671
Chefwear is the provider of the highest quality chef apparel at affordable prices and designed to meet your comfort, style and durability needs. They have provided the chef jackets and aprons to the Tales of the Cocktail Apprentice team for the past four years. A branded jacket looks great in photos when you have bartenders in a competition.
- Carol Mueller - email@example.com
Fleur de Lis Catering—www.fdlcatering.net
Fleur de Lis Catering has extensive resources and experience that puts them among the most qualified caterers for any corporate function.
- Marie Hasney – firstname.lastname@example.org – 504-833-0871
Rouses is the official grocer of Tales of the Cocktail®.
- Tim Acosta - email@example.com - 985-447-5598 x208
- Bob James - firstname.lastname@example.org - 504-905-0772
Fever Tree is always the source of highest quality ingredients for our range of premium natural mixers. Available flavors are Tonic Water, Naturally Light Tonic Water, Ginger Ale, Lemonade, Ginger Beer, and Naturally Light Ginger Beer.
- Marie Christoffersen - email@example.com
Monin Premium Syrup Makers—http://www.moninstore.com/
Angie is will offering some of her specialty syrups complimentary that were made for bartenders to our partners. They are: Lavender, Rose, Pure Cane, Agave Nectar, Chipotle Pineapple, Habanero Lime, Spiced Brown Sugar, Salted Caramel, Desert Pear, and others upon request.
**Two weeks noticed required and orders need to be in by June 15th
- Angie Mikeska- firstname.lastname@example.org
Keife & Co.—http://keifeandco.com/
Your source for any additional spirits and bitters that need to be purchased. Clients are encouraged to set-up accounts through John Keife and items can be easily picked up.
- John Keife - email@example.com - 504-523-7272
Vieux Carre Spirits
Your source for any additional spirits that need to be bought; free delivery in the French Quarter.
- 422 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70130
Décor, Design, Florals, Lighting, Models, Linen and Furniture Rentals
Mardi Gras Productions—http://mardigrasproductions.com/
Mardi Gras Productions offers everything you need to execute a spectacular event. They can provide a vast variety of decor and custom make props. From layout and design, their team can handle intimate gathers to large events and will work with your budget.
Jean J LaHoste - firstname.lastname@example.org - 504-529-5555-office, 504-236-7205-direct
Blaine Kern Jr. - email@example.com - 504-415-6882-direct
Models-Paper Doll Productions-http://www.paperdollpromotions.com/
- Tammy Kern - 504-581-4444 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Décor, Models, Talent, and Musicians
Décor—Accent on Arrangements—http://www.accent-dmc.com/
Accent on Arrangements is a local Destination Management Company that can create or source you anything may need for your Tasting Room. Our contact is very creative and is always willing to share his ideas.
- Tony Leggio - email@example.com - 504-524-1227-office; 504-252-5476-cell
Actors, Costumes, Permits, Talent and Musicians—Carl Mack Presents—www.CarlMack.com
Carl Mack Presents can provide your next event with top, variety acts such as comedians, magicians, instrumentalists, specialty acts, musicians, etc.
- Carl Mack - firstname.lastname@example.org - 504-858-8228
Event Production, Planning, Lighting and More
For nearly two decades, Event Producers has been recognized as a trustworthy partner and industry leader. Whether executing an explosive event for international corporations or planning a training meeting for a non-profit organization, we develop and manage solutions based on our clients’ individual needs.
While offering unmatched customer service, quality in-house equipment and a team of highly skilled experts, we guarantee an event strategy that will exceed even your most challenging expectations.Contact
- Tim McTee – email@example.com
High-performance blending machines
- Kara Gastin - KGastin@vitamix.com
They have a wide variety of juice selections. Everything is made to order, and they can accommodate any request.
- Dylan Williams - firstname.lastname@example.org - 504-430-5508
Event Rental New Orleans—www.youreventdelivered.com
For events of any size, Event Rental can cover all the bases, from tiny linens to massive tents.
- Jeanne Taber Tompkins - email@example.com - 504-362-8368 x 213
Solomon Group creates immersive, audience-centric stories that educate, entertain and engage. We work with our clients to develop high-impact museum-type exhibits and installations, live entertainment productions, and much more. The common thread: a depth of creative expression and flawless technical execution beyond your imagination.
- Nicholas Nevares - Nicolas@solomangroup.com - 504-252-4500
- Mark Tracy - firstname.lastname@example.org - 504-252-4500
If you are interested in sourcing specialty “Rocks,” “Collins/Spear,” “Shaking,” or “Cracked” ice, contact Hundredweight Ice. Orders need to be placed prior to July 4th.
- Richard Boccato or Zack Gelnam-Rubin - Hundredweight.email@example.com - 646-504-9423
Please support our 2013 hotel partners by making your reservation today for Tales of the Cocktail 2013. All rates and other details are available here – http://www.talesofthecocktail.com/hotels-new-orleans-2013/
Photography and Video
Jennifer Mitchell Photography—www.jennifermitchellphotography.com
We have an official photographer, Jennifer Mitchell*, who is available to assist you in covering your Tasting Room, Party or Specialty Cocktails. Having photographed Tales in an official capacity for the past seven years, Jennifer’s team is very familiar with Tales and all of it’s key players. Jennifer leads a team of three New York based photographers, a video professional and two photo editors. Jennifer will deliver your final photos within 24 hours of your event.
- Jennifer Mitchell - firstname.lastname@example.org - 646-765-6585
Spiked Shaker is willing to donate shakers to Tasting Events and Tasting Rooms if the brands would like them.
- Bill Lodenemail@example.com
Smart Space Products—http://www.smartbarproducts.com/
Smart Space Products can create and customize bars in a variety of sizes to suit your brand’s needs. Call Adam for special pricing
- Adam Rozen-Adam@SmartBarProducts.com-877-777-2441
Our official signage company for 2013.
- Greg Boyd - firstname.lastname@example.org - 504-734-6201