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The Tastys: A LIVE AWARDS PROGRAM CELEBRATING WHAT'S INSPIRING IN FOOD & DRINK.
We're thrilled to raise the curtain of year two of The Tastys: A celebration of what's inspiring the new generation of eaters, drinkers, and innovators hosted by Matty Matheson of VICELAND's Dead Set on Life. Nominees for 2017 are now in- check them out here!
We’re pushing the boundaries of what a food awards program can be, putting our focus on culture, innovation, and diversity. With over 25 award categories including best food startup, best food blog, and best non-profit, we're toasting chefs, restaurants, food media, and more for their great taste.
This isn't your regular golf-claps awards ceremony, either: our live show brings energy to the format with a DJ Dhundee, engaging demos with chefs and comedians and much more — not to mention your favorite chefs and cultural influencers all in attendance.
The Taste Tastys Academy is comprised of influential members of food and drink community from around the country. Academy members vote in two rounds of voting: they vote submissions into nominees, and nominees into winners. Submissions for all awards categories are open to the public.
Check out who made the cut to be a nominee in the 2017 Tasty Awards — and discover the winners annouced at the live awards show!
The Tastys is followed by an after party celebrating the winners, nominees and (of course) the future of taste. Food, drink and music to match the incredible talent and imagination recognized at the Taste Talks Food & Drink Awards make it a party unlike any other.
Jeremy Oertel has been bartending in NYC for 13 years. His interest in craft cocktails began when he was on the opening staff at Dram, in South Williamsburg, where he was fortunate enough to work alongside some of the best bartenders in the city. He also worked at Mayahuel, a Tequila/Mezcal focused cocktail bar for 3 1/2 years and now currently has a position at Death & Co. He is currently the beverage director and a partner at Donna Cocktail Club in Brooklyn. His cocktails have been featured in Esquire, GQ, Details, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Food and Wine, Time Out New York, New York Magazine, The Huffington Post, The New Yorker, among others. He has been featured on Mike Colemeco’s Real Food on PBS and was a featured Mixologist alongside his wife on Food Network’s, "Iron Chef America”. He was named a Food & Wine top 25 Rising Star Mixologist in 2015.
Natasha David was born in Germany to musician parents with a hectic, globe -trotting itinerary. At 18 , David moved to New York City to attend New York University. While a freshman, she got her first restaurant job—bartending in an East Village Irish Pub. By her senior year at NYU, David was the assistant general manager at the Corner Shop Café. During this time she was offered an opening bartending position at Woodson & Ford. The cocktail bug took form. From there David has worked behind countless bars including Danny Meyer’s Maialino, Keith McNally’s Pulinos, Maison Premiere, Mayahuel and Donna. She opened Nitecap, where she is a co-owner, in 2014 with partners David Kaplan and Alex Day. Her cocktails have been featured in many publications and online journals such as the New York Times, Wine & Spirits Magazine, Nylon, Time Out New York, Elle Japan, Punch, Tasting Table, Food & Wine, GQ. Details,Vogue and Travel & Leisure. Natasha’s cocktails have also been published in multiple books including Sherry: A Modern Guide to the Wine World’s Best Kept Secret, Amaro and Spritz. Natasha was awarded Zagat’s 2014: 30 Under 30, Eaters 2014New York and National Bartender of the Year and was named a 2015 Star Chefs Rising Star.
Together they run a consulting company called You and Me Cocktails. Some of their projects include Soho Grand Hotel, The Saguaro Hotel Palm Springs, The Roxy Hotel, MADE Hotel, Paul’s Baby Grand, Dear Bushwick