Event Consulting & Services


Event Consulting

Toque & Bottle Advisory works with special event managers and producers to improve the food and beverage program and overall attendee experience. We design unique tasting and service strategies to meet the precise needs of each client and strive to captivate VIP audiences by showcasing of memorable dining experiences. Our turnkey event services are listed below and include the direct oversight of the planning, budgeting, marketing, and operations of events from beginning to end.

Key Event Deliverables

Planning & Development

• Goals and objectives
• Budgeting
• Timeline management
• Risk management
• Theme development
• Event design
• Venue sourcing
• Vendor sourcing
• Insurance and permits
• Rentals
• Décor design
• Catering selection
• Menu design
• Bar program design
• Sponsorship recruitment
• Talent recruitment
• Photography
• Labor
• Post-event survey and review


Chef-driven Tasting Experiences

TBA specializes in chef and mixologist driven tasting experiences for high profile clients including Choose Chicago, Chicago Auto Show, and the National Restaurant Association Show. View photos and learn more about those events here.


Creative & Marketing

• Branding and identity development
• Graphic design and printing
• Set design
• Floor plan design
• Invitation design and distribution
• Collateral design
• Sponsorship packets
• Marketing materials
• Ticketing, registration, and event websites
• Video production
• Presentation creation
• Email marketing

On-site Logistics

• Onsite staffing
• Security
• Venue management
• Food and beverage management
• VIP management
• Onsite registration
• Sponsorship management
• Talent management
• Event social media management

Why work with Toque & Bottle Advisory?

1. We are team of highly trained food and beverage efficiency and planning experts

2. We have extensive experience working with large and diverse audiences and specialize in showcasing exciting, compelling, and culturally targeted food and beverage experiences

3. We understand the importance of controlling event traffic to improve attendee and sponsor satisfaction and loyalty. We help maximize food and beverage purchasing efficiencies during the pre-event planning stages

4. We have the expertise to plan, market, and execute great events for discerning audiences in challenging venues


Events | What We've Done

First Bites Bash

Client: Choose Chicago
Years Active: 2012 - Present
Event Attendance: ~1,800

First Bites Bash is the official kick-off event to Chicago Restaurant Week. 


First Look for Charity

Client: Chicago Automobile Trade Association / Chicago Auto Show
Years Active: 2008 - Present
Event Attendance: ~10,000

First Look for Charity is Chicago Auto Show’s benevolent black-tie event and among Chicago’s biggest single-day charity efforts. The affair serves as an exclusive preview of the nation’s largest auto show featuring over 1,000 new vehicles – many on display for the first time anywhere. With access to small bites and tastings from Chicago’s top restaurants and beverage companies, guests experience an evening of opulence not present during the general public portion of the Chicago Auto Show.  


BAR at NRA Show

Client: National Restaurant Association / NRA Show
Years Active: 2009 - Present
Event Attendance: ~ 4,000

National Restaurant Association IWSB Event’s featured restaurant and beverage tasting program.



NRA Show Star of the Bar

Client: National Restaurant Association / NRA Show
Years Active: 2010 - Present
Event Attendance: ~ 4,000

National Restaurant Association’s annual mixology competition



NRA Show Block Party

Client: National Restaurant Association / NRA Show, 2012 - Present
Event Attendance: ~4,000

Networking event for NRA Show exhibitors and attendees