Tate’s List Launches First Online Network for the Restaurant and Bar Industry

FIRST ON-LINE NETWORKING PLATFORM FOR RESTAURANTS & BARS DIRECTLY CONNECTS INDUSTRY TO PRODUCERS

Tate’s List, the first go-to online network for the restaurant and bar industry in the Puget Sound area, successfully launched its fourth “Industry Only” tasting event on Monday, October 20th.

More than 150 representatives from 50 different restaurants and bars, came out to the Pike Place Market Atrium event space to sample, network and discover new products for their establishments. The gathering included 26 producers pouring wines, beers, ciders and spirits. Also in attendance were the Puget Sound Food Hub, Farmstr, and Starlight Desserts. 

“The industry-only tasting events have been especially valuable for us. I’ve made some great contacts and picked up a number of accounts, including one person who made a decision to carry our products at both of their locations within an hour of the event ending. We are now at the top of that client’s menu in their best-selling cocktail.”-Skip Tognetti, Letterpress Distilling

Guests nibbled on bites prepared by Chef Nick Parker from Capitol Hill’s Manhattan restaurant. Tastes included seared sirloin, roasted carrot, and kale skewers as well as a fresh salad of apples, pears, and arugula with shrimp/kimchi aioli, supplied by Farmstr’s partners.

“Amazing turnout! It confirms the need for our service. We continue to build a network that will help connect such a fragmented industry. This is just the beginning of more great things to come.” –Tate Rogers, CEO and Founder of Tate’s List

Launched May 1st, 2014, Tate’s has already recruited over 2,000 members. Industry owners, managers, employees, vendors, brands and distributors use the platform as an integral networking/marketing tool to connect with each other. For more information, go to www.tateslist.com

Written by Charles

Charles Koh founded EatSeattle, and has continued to use his expertise as editor-in-chief to guide the website’s growth over the last five years. Koh’s experience focuses on digital marketing and social media, and has been a part of several companies, some of which he created, specializing in both areas over the course of his career. Koh was previously with Google and Zagat where he helped expand and grow communities worldwide.

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