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Tuesday, July 19 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Tales of the Cocktail AUA (Ask Us Anything)

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Ever wondered how Tales works? What they look for in seminars? How apprentices are selected? Well at Tales of the Cocktail® 2016, we want you to bring all your questions to our Ask Us Anything. 

Ann Tuennerman, Philip Duff, Don Lee and Simon Ford—four individuals that help shape each year’s festivities—will be on hand to answer literally any questions and discuss any suggestions you have for Tales of the Cocktail, the seminars, the Spirited Awards® and the Cocktail Apprentice Program®. All Tales attendees are invited to this complimentary event for what will surely be a lively discussion about what makes Tales tick.

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ms. franky marshall

Franky is a New York City hospitality industry veteran. Having worked as a Bartender and in various other front-of-house positions at establishments across the spectrum has given her a great deal of experience to draw on. She was introduced to this rarefied cocktail world when she... Read More →

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Philip Duff

Director, Old Duff Genever
Director of Education for Tales of the Cocktail, bar & beverage consultant, founder of door 74 (Amsterdam), in-demand spirits educator, but I never talk about my work at the orphan dolphin sanctuary, do you hear? Never.
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Simon Ford

Cofounder, FORDS GIN
Cocktail bars and Gin
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Don Lee

designer • technologist • philosopher • educator, cocktailkingdom.com
Don Lee is a Southern California expatriate now residing in NewYork City. He left his respectable career in IT to pursue his passion for food and cocktails. He opened PDT (Please Don’t tell) as the Beverage Director in 2007 and started the hard spirits program for Momofuku. Don... Read More →
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Ann Tuennerman

Founder, Tales of the Cocktail
Ann Tuennerman is the Founder & Executive Director of Tales of the Cocktail, the world’s premier cocktail festival, which draws cocktail professionals from around the country to New Orleans each year. Ann and her husband Paul founded the New Orleans Culinary & Cultural Preservation... Read More →
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Paul Tuennerman

Chief Business Office & Co-Owner, Tales of the Cocktail
Paul Tuennerman is Chief Business Officer and Co-Owner of Tales of the Cocktail, the world’s must-attend cocktail festival held annually in New Orleans. Since its inception, it has attracted more than 100,000 drinks experts and libations enthusiasts from as far away as China, Kenya... Read More →

Tuesday July 19, 2016 2:00pm - 3:30pm CDT
Queen Anne Ballroom at the Hotel Monteleone