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Professional Education Fellowship Program

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Fellowship Lunch and Learn (Photo: /Jennifer Mitchell Photography)

With this new program, members of the hospitality industry will help execute Tales of the Cocktail® events while learning alongside some of the biggest names in the business.

NEW ORLEANS – April 9, 2015 - For years bartenders have been lending their talents in exchange for valuable experience as part of the Cocktail Apprentice Program®. Now Tales of the Cocktail® is looking for members of the hospitality industry to volunteer their time and talents to execute the front of the house at the more than 200 events during this year’s festivities. This new program will put hospitality professionals in positions to use their experience in managing the execution of events while having the opportunity to learn from and network with renowned and rising bartenders, distillers and other spirits professionals from around the world.

“Everyone in the front of the house plays such a critical role in crafting the entire bar experience. It was time we offered them more opportunities to learn,” said Paul G. Tuennerman, Co-Founder of Tales of the Cocktail®. “It’s our hope to continue developing and growing this program just like we have the Cocktail Apprentice Program.”

In addition to all the learning opportunities the Professional Education Fellowship will provide, this program will also offer a number of exclusive benefits so fellows can make the most of their time at Tales of the Cocktail® 2015. Benefits include:

  • Up to 15% off on Tales of the Cocktail Tickets for Sale
  • Seminar curated for Fellowship members hosted by Philip Duff
  • Fellowship networking event
  • Choice of one seminar to audit
  • Tales rates at partner hotel(s)
  • Virtual seminar streamed at a later time in the year
  • Food vouchers per person, each day of work
  • Industry rate on Tales 365 Membership
  • Program completion certificate
  • Thank you party during Tales of the Cocktail 2015

To learn more about the education fellowship program or more opportunities with Tales of the Cocktail visit

About Tales of the Cocktail®

The Spirits Are Calling. Will you answer? They’re calling you to New Orleans for five days of seminars, tastings, product launches, competitions, networking events and so much more at the world's premier professional cocktail event. By just being a part of this spirited gathering you’ll help your fellow cocktail professionals around the world. Funds from Tales of the Cocktail® are invested back into the industry through scholarships, tuition reimbursements, training programs and financial aid. So join us in New Orleans July 15-19 as the international spirits community answers the call, returning for another spirited round of Tales of the Cocktail®.

About the New Orleans Culinary and Cultural Preservation Society

The New Orleans Culinary and Cultural Preservation Society (NOCCPS) is a non-profit organization committed to preserving the unique cocktail culture in New Orleans and around the world. Every year the NOCCPS produces a number events including Tales of the Cocktail®, Tales of the Cocktail® on Tour, and Tales of the Toddy® with proceeds being invested back into the international spirits community through scholarships, training programs and financial aid.




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