Tales of the Cocktail’s new Sustainable Spirit Award seeks to recognize the people in our industry who are leading the sustainability charge through the work in their own bars while encouraging others to follow their lead. By preserving natural resources and contributing to sustainability efforts, their accomplishments are ensuring that our Earth will continue to produce resources for the drinks we enjoy for years to come.
“Every hospitality choice we make is an environmental choice, for better or for worse,” said Claire Sprouse and Chad Arnholt, founders of the Tin Roof DrinkrnCommunity. “It is our responsibility to approach sustainability with the same commitment that we do hospitality and deliciousness. Let’s not underestimate our industry’s potential to make an impact on one of the biggest challenges of our time. Accordingly it is wonderful to see our industry mother ship Tales of the Cocktail stir the pot and recognize those who are doing their part, encouraging more to follow suit!”
Tales of the Cocktail will give out four to five of these Sustainable Awards during thern2016 Toast to Tales Press Conference on Wednesday, July 20 at 2:00 pm in front of the Hotel Monteleone.
“Not only will this celebrate those who are taking the necessary steps to make this part of their business, but those who are spreading information and education so more people can adapt to make it part of their own too,” said RyanrnChetiyawardana, or Mr. Lyan, founder and owner of White Lyan and Dandelyan. “A greener and more sustainable outlook is crucial for all industries, but working with fresh produce and across so many parts of the world, it is paramount for the future of the food and drink industry. This is something my team and I are very passionate about, so it is amazing to see it being recognized by the leading voice in our industry – Tales of the Cocktail.”
If you, a fellow bartender, bar or brand should be recognized for efforts towards sustainability, you can submit your nomination HERE.
Deadline to Nominate: June 15, 2016
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 200+ 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.
Tales of the Cocktail® also produces a number of other events and programs such as Tales of the Cocktail® on Tour, Tales 365®, Tales of the Toddy® and New Orleans Daiquiri Month, all to further the mission of supporting and growing the international cocktail community.
About the New OrleansrnCulinary and Cultural Preservation Society
Tales of the Cocktail® is produced by the New Orleans Culinary & Cultural Preservation Society (NOCCPS), a non-profit organization committed to supporting, promoting and growing the cocktail industry in New Orleans and around the world. In addition to offering opportunities to learn and acquire new skills through Tales of thernCocktail® events and Tales 365, the NOCCPS invests the proceeds back into the spirits industry. Since 2008, the NOCCPS has invested more thanrn$600,000 into programs like the Cocktail Apprentice Program, a tuition reimbursement program, the Apprentice medical aid fund, educational scholarships and a new health and wellness program for members of the hospitality industry.
Ann Tuennerman, 504-948-0511, Ann@TalesoftheCocktail.com