The Foundation to Bring Top Global Bar Talent Together for a One-of-a-Kind Experience in San Juan
NEW ORLEANS, LA – October 28, 2019 – Tales of the Cocktail Foundation is thrilled to announce a special installment of their Tales Headliners Series will be held during Puerto Rico Cocktail Week. Tales of the Cocktail Foundation’s Tales Headliners Series® brings together three global bartenders for one-of-a-kind shifts and aims to provide a platform to both learn from and celebrate talent in the drinks industry. The Tales Headliners Series was first introduced during Tales of the Cocktail® 2019 in New Orleans as the Foundation felt it was their duty to introduce new programming that would spark a sense of community amongst industry leaders far and wide. The first traveling Tales Headliners Series will be held in San Juan on November 4 at Jungle Bird from 9:00 until 11:00 PM. Looking towards 2020, the Series will pop-up in different cities with the goal of sharing experiences, stories and ways to engage with Tales of the Cocktail Foundation initiatives and events.
“This year we had the unique opportunity to connect members of the global hospitality industry during Tales of the Cocktail through the Tales Headliners Series® and give participants the opportunity to learn from each other and collaborate behind the bar,” says Caroline Rosen, President of Tales of the Cocktail Foundation.“The Series were one of the highlights of this year’s programming and we felt inspired to offer this experience to others as we activated in other cities.”
For the Puerto Rico Cocktail Week installment, The Foundation will bring together Argentinian bartender Lucas Groglio, Mexican bartender Fatima Leon, and Puerto Rican bartender Jose “Chuck” Rivera. Lucas of Coctelería Consciente is renowned for his sustainable bartending techniques, down to the coaster it is served on being biodegradable. Fatima, lead bartender of Mexico City’s TERRAZA SEPIA, creates cocktails as a personal representation with each ingredient holding a story. Chuck, the beverage director of Jungle Bird, Caneca Coctelería Móvil and Licorería Miramar, brings innovation and craftsmanship to the cocktail programs he oversees.
Guests of the Tales Headliners Series® will enjoy an opening panel discussion beginning at 9:00 PM led by Alba Huerta, owner of Julep and Grants Committee Member, followed by a guest shift featuring cocktails created by each of the Series bartenders. Admission to the Tales Headliners Series® is open to the public and each guest will be given two cocktail tickets. Additional cocktails will be available for purchase. To RSVP for the Tales Headliners Series please click here. For more information on the Tales Headliners Series®, please visit www.tocstaging.wpengine.com.
About Tales of the Cocktail Foundation
Tales of the Cocktail Foundation is an non-profit organization that educates, advances and supports the global hospitality industry and creates lasting impact in our host communities. Tales of the Cocktail Foundation is the global leader in spirits education and a platform to tackle issues facing the industry. The pillars of the Foundation are to Educate, Advance and Support the hospitality industry through programs that benefit individuals and organizations in the community and to make a lasting impact in communities that host our events. For more information on Tales of the Cocktail®, please visit www.tocstaging.wpengine.com
About Tales of the Cocktail®
Founded in 2002, Tales of the Cocktail® has grown from a small gathering of cocktail lovers into the world’s premier cocktail festival. Each year the international spirits industry is welcomed to New Orleans for a week of seminars, tastings, networking events and much more. With 400+ annual events developed specifically for bartenders, distillers and other spirits professionals, Tales of the Cocktail® is the industry’s annual meeting place for the exchange of new ideas, products and techniques.
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