Committees

COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Tales of the Cocktail Foundation values bringing people together and sees opportunity in collective efforts to further the global drinks industry. It is with this spirit that the Foundation enlists industry experts and leaders to form advisory committees for our Grants Program, Education, and Spirited Awards®. Each of our committee members dedicate themselves and their time to ensuring that the Foundation is offering elevated programming, acknowledges the best, and supports innovative programs looking to advance the industry.

Grants Committee | Education Committee | Spirited Awards Committee

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Grants Committee

Tales of the Cocktail Foundation’s Grants Committee is comprised of a dozen esteemed beverage professionals from across the country who will help allocate funds to support the industry and further the Foundation’s mission and core values.

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Grants Committee

Tiffanie Barriere, The Drinking Coach & Drinking with the Girls
Eric Bennett, Carrigan’s Public House
Alba Huerta, Julep
Nandini Khaund, Spirit Guide
Morgan Schick, There There Co.
Kellie Thorn, Empire State South
Samuel Jimenez, The Blind Tiger
Lisa Nguyen, The Elysian Bar
Kelsey Ramage, Trash Tiki
Chris Cabrera, Grey Goose
Vivian Pei, Singapore Cocktail Bar Association
Chris Patino, Simple Serve
Claudia Cabrera, Kaito
Yisell Muxo, Don Q
Rocky Yeh, (In Memoriam)

 

 

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Education Committee

Tales of the Cocktail Foundation’s (TOTCF) Education Committee is sub-divided into three streams of education: Business, Culture and Beyond the Bar. These committees work to collectively curate seminars that address the interests, needs, and goals of bartenders through these three lenses.

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Business

An excellent bar only works if the business is built on an equally impressive foundation. The Foundation recognizes the advantage of pooling together global business insights from the best and brightest in the industry and leveraging this tremendous resource to uplift and improve the entire community.

Culture

Thoughtfully exploring the culture and the lifestyle of the bartending community has always been at the core of Tales of the Cocktail’s programming. While this is not a new focus, the Culture Advisory Committee will seek to enhance these offerings to meet and exceed the evolving needs of the industry.

Beyond the Bar

Created in 2018, Beyond the Bar facilitates dialogue and inspires thinking around pressing topics facing the hospitality and spirits industry, from social justice to lifestyle, health, addiction, and sustainability.

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Spirited Awards Committee

Spirited Awards® Committee, including Co-Chairs, Regional Committee Members, and Writing & Media Judges, is composed of respected bartenders, bar owners, educators and writers from across the globe. Drawing on their years of experience and their knowledge of the current work being done locally, nationally and internationally, together the Co-Chairs and Committee Members can evaluate individuals and establishments from within their region, and Writing & Media Judges can evaluate nominations from far and wide, to ensure that the Spirited Awards are inclusive and represent the breadth and diversity of the global drinks industry.

Learn More about the Spirited Awards®

Spirited Awards Committee

Spirited Awards Overall Chair
Charlotte Voisey

Spirited Awards International Chair
Jacob Briars

Regional Committee Members:

Asia Pacific
Pankaj Balachandran (Co-Chair)
Yao Lu (Co-Chair)
Hayley Morison (Co-Chair)
Charmaine Thio (Co-Chair)
Lorenzo Antinori
Mikey Ball
Arijit Bose
Sam Bygrave
Calem Chadwick
Zachary de Git
Sam Egerton
Shingo Gokan
Holly Graham
David Hans
Krystal Hart
Jess “Hutch” Hutchinson
Ulysse Jouanneaud
Ronnaporn Kanivichaporn
Jay Khan
Terry Kim
Yangdup Lama
Lester Ligon
Symphony Loo
Georgie Mann
Ollie Margan
Keith Motsi
Vijay Mudaliar
Natalie Ng
Vu Ngoc
Tim Philips-Johansson
Agung Prabowo
Celia Schoonraad
Ashish Sharma
Penny Sippe
Luke Whearty
Arlene Wong
Nick Wu

Canada
Evelyn Chick (Co-Chair)
Sabrine Dhaliwal (Co-Chair)
Shane Beehan
Kate Boushel
Kevin Brownlee
Adrian Chappell
Nicole Cote
Jake Dolgy
Robin Goodfellow
James Grant
Gord Hannah
Trevor Kallies
Nick Kennedy
Josh Lindley
Madeleine MacDonald
Dave Mitton
Alana Nogueda
Sarah Parniak
Kelsey Ramage
Jessica Blaine Smith
Jon Smolensky
Shawn Soole
Kaitlyn Stewart
Elsa Taylor
Juliana Wolkowski

Europe 
Giuseppe Gallo (Co-Chiar)
Nicola Riske (Co-Chair)
Bex Almqvist
Georgina Bell
Katalin Bene
Monica Berg
Stephan Berg
Jacob Briars
Ian Burrell
Oisin Davis
Maroš Dzurus
Giacomoloris Giannotti
Stephanie Jordan
Babis Kaidalidis
Alex Kratena
Vasileios Kyritsis
Emanuel Minez
Christina Monaco
Lauren Mote
Mattia Pastori
Patrick Pistolesi
Tess Posthumus
CoCo Prochorowski
Eddie Edvinas Rudzinskas
Dmytro Shovkoplias
Stephanie Simbo
Carina Soto Velasquez
Michael Vachon
Camille Vidal
Claire Warner

Latin America & Caribbean
Camille Austin (Co-Chair)
Tato Giovannoni (Co-Chair)
Jean Trinh (Co-Chair)
Karen Alvarez Seijas
Luis Sebastián Atienza
Roberto Berdecia
Claudia Cabrera
Omar Chamorro
Enrique Comas
Ines De Los Santos
Aaron Diaz
Irene Diaz
Liz Furlong
Paula García
Adrian Glickman
Alberto Gonzalez Rivas
Audrey Hands
Daniyel Jones
Luis Llanos
Jhonnatan Mejias
Megs Miller
Erin Rose
Márcio Silva
Pascual Tejada

Middle East & Africa
Oyindamola C. de-Medeiros (Co-Chair)
Richard Neil Irwin (Co-Chair)
Kojo Stephen Aidoo
Selassie Atadika
Jad Ballout
Jimmy Barrat
Chris Beaney
Charles Kojo Bucknor
Varia Dellalian
Edem Dorkenoo
Cassandra Eichhoff
George Hunter
Mulunda Kombo
Peter Lebese
Oron Lerner
Laura Marnich
Walid Merhi
Kariuki Mukii
Les Nelson
Lola Pedro
Joan Samia
Kurt Schlechter
Nana Sechere
Bar Shira
Ermen Soares
Ebenezer Tetteh
Leah van Deventer

U.S. Central
Bridget Albert (Co-Chair)
Steva Casey (Co-Chair)
Christina Basham
Preston Brown
Amanda Carto
Amy Cavanaugh
Roy Clark
Joshua Davis
Liam Deegan
Maren Erickson
Brent Falco
Touré Folkes
Doug Frost
Gabriela Holzer
Lynn House
Angie Jackson
Charles Joly
Julia Momose
John Neely
Minh Nguyen
Jessica Sanders
Trevor Scovel
Peter Vestinos
J’Nai Williams
David Yee

U.S. East
Laura Cullen (Co-Chair)
Andy Seymour (Co-Chair)
Tiffanie Barriere
Dan Binkiewicz
Julio Cabrera
Jackson Cannon
Tim Cooper
Nico de Soto
Meaghan Dorman
Trevor Frye
A-K Hada
Charles Hardwick
Susie Hoyt
Tyler Hudgens
Jaymee Mandeville
Lynnette Marrero
ms. franky marshall
Craig Nelson
Lauren Paylor
Jomaree Pinkard
Julie Reiner
Torrence Swain
Kellie Thorn
Charlotte Voisey
Jillian Vose

U.S. West
Kiowa Bryan (Co-Chair)
Mary Palac (Co-Chair)
Jennifer Ackrill
Jennifer Akin
Chris Amirault
Anu Apte
Jason Asher
Veronica Correa
Sebastien Derbomez
Helen Diaz
Kevin Diedrich
Daniel Djang
Raul Faria
Cameron George
Kate Gerwin
Jeanie Grant
Gary Gruver
Erin Hayes
David Kaplan
Sean Kenyon
Anne Louise Marquis
Nectaly Mendoza
Emily Mistell
Ramsey Musk
Lindsay Nader
Travis Nass
Chris Patino
Annalisa Suarez
Xania V. Woodman
Mary Allison Wright

Writing & Media Judges
Paul Clarke (Co-Chair)
Sandrae Lawrence (Co-Chair)
François Monti (Co-Chair)
Jenny Adams
Talia Baiocchi
Fernando Castellon
Al Culliton
Wayne Curtis
Denny Kallivoka
Virginia Miller
Rodolfo Reich
Amanda Schuster
Sother Teague
Leah van Deventer
Alexandre Vingtier
G. Clay Whittaker
Jason Wilson

Book Judges
Paul Clarke (Co-Chair)
Matthew Rowley (Co-Chair)
Sandrae Lawrence
François Monti
Kara Newman
Kathleen Purvis
Noah Rothbaum
Robert Simonson


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