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Hospitality 201 Boutique Catering by Chicago's Industry Elite.

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It’s Whiskey & Cider season and we are 👏🏻 here 👏🏻 for 👏🏻 it! 2 parts @jpwisers and 4 parts apple cider served hot or col...
12/02/2021

It’s Whiskey & Cider season and we are 👏🏻 here 👏🏻 for 👏🏻 it! 2 parts @jpwisers and 4 parts apple cider served hot or cold. Simple to make and totally delicious! •



#canadianwhisky #jpwiser #whiskeyseason #drinks #cocktails #cocktailphotography #bartender #mixology #craftcocktails #craftedcocktails #hospitality201

09/28/2021

We had so much fun this past weekend slinging some Non-Alcoholic cocktails with @ritualzeroproof for Natural Food Fest Expo East! A HUGE thank you to my amazing staff of badass bartenders who absolutely crushed it and to @brandonleethrash for letting us into his space to prep. Now we’re off to Denver for Whiskey X! It’s been a wonderful week of travel for H201!•
@ptothekizz @marywouldntnot @jimmyjobby •
@dortoninchicago @ahmedtkassim @marcusasakey

Please excuse our social media silence over the past few weeks. We’ve been busy putting on some truly amazing events! We...
07/16/2021

Please excuse our social media silence over the past few weeks. We’ve been busy putting on some truly amazing events! We’ve put together popups, video shoots, photoshoots, events of all sizes and we can’t wait to share some more in the works! Come check us out this month at @fever_us Little Mermaid Cocktail Experience & Candlelight Experience, Lollapalooza as well as the Chicago Seltzer Shop Popup! •




#hospitality201 #cocktailcatering #catering #events #cocktails #popups #drinks #imbibe #bartender #chicagosmallbusiness

Sing it with us. “figaro, Figaro, FIGARO!” We had some leftover dried figs from an event so we FIGured, why not throw th...
05/18/2021

Sing it with us. “figaro, Figaro, FIGARO!” We had some leftover dried figs from an event so we FIGured, why not throw them in some Cognac?! •
Combine 1 cup chopped figs with 750ml Cognac in a sealed container and Sous Vide on medium high heat for 1 hour. Remove from bath and let cool before you open your container. Remove solids and enjoy! Tastes amazing as a Manhattan (pictured above)! •



#hospitality201 #craftcocktails #drinks #cocktailphotography #beautifuldrinks #craftedcocktails #imbibe #bartender #cocktailcatering #cocktailconsulting #mixology #cognaccocktails #cocktails #foodanddrink

Margaritas are delicious but have you ever tried a Gold Rush using Añejo tequila instead of whiskey? Don’t worry. We’ve ...
05/05/2021

Margaritas are delicious but have you ever tried a Gold Rush using Añejo tequila instead of whiskey? Don’t worry. We’ve tried it for you and it’s DELICIOUS! Happy Cinco! Enjoy whatever you like, whenever you want it, but make sure to enjoy a little tequila today! 😉•
2oz @insolito Añejo •
.75oz lemon juice •
.25oz honey •
Shaken and served over ice •





#insolito #hospitality201 #cocktailphotography #tequilacocktails #tequila #cocktails #cincodemayo #craftedcocktail #craftcocktails #bartender #mixology #imbibe #drinks #cocktailconsulting #cocktailcatering

We’ve been fairly silent about what we’ve been working on over the past few months at Hospitality 201. In an effort to a...
04/16/2021

We’ve been fairly silent about what we’ve been working on over the past few months at Hospitality 201. In an effort to always look towards the future and keep our creative juicing flowing, we’ve had the pleasure to work with several brands and bars to help build their portfolios of cocktail photography and videography. Don’t worry, we still offer catering, event production and consulting but are now so proud to announce that we offer event and cocktail photography! •
Email [email protected] for availability and pricing. •




#hospitality201 #foodandbeveragephotography #cocktailphotography #photography #chicagosmallbusiness #drinks #beautifuldrinks #bartender #photographer

Cinco De Mayo is coming up and we are so EXCITED! Now booking cocktail classes for May. We love talking about tequila co...
04/14/2021

Cinco De Mayo is coming up and we are so EXCITED! Now booking cocktail classes for May. We love talking about tequila cocktails almost as much as we like to drink them! Email: [email protected] for pricing and availability. Cheers!•




#cocktailclasses #tequila #cincodemayo #tequilacocktails #cocktails #bartender #homebartender #mixology #drinks #imbibe #cocktailphotography

Today is the day! Applications close at 10:59am CT so get those in! Students will receive a weekly meal and beverage fro...
04/12/2021
KETEL ONE - Make it Mobile Application

Today is the day! Applications close at 10:59am CT so get those in! Students will receive a weekly meal and beverage from H201 and education from an all star line up. You don’t want to miss this!

2021 MARVELOUS MONDAYS Lush Life and Ketel One have partnered up again to continue making the year Marvelous! Beginning in April you can expect the same great education, but with a lot more fun opportunities and hands-on learning. Introducing Make It Mobile! Make it Mobile is a 5 week interactive pr...

Is it Summer yet? 🤤 ••••••#hospitality201 #cocktailphotography #craftedcocktail #drinks #cocktailcatering #cocktails #im...
03/19/2021

Is it Summer yet? 🤤 •





#hospitality201 #cocktailphotography #craftedcocktail #drinks #cocktailcatering #cocktails #imbibe #mixology #summerdrinks #chicago #smallbusiness

While we think that every day is a great day to celebrate womxn and female identifying folks, we wanted to take this day...
03/08/2021

While we think that every day is a great day to celebrate womxn and female identifying folks, we wanted to take this day to celebrate a few of the womxn who have helped shape us and have supported since day one! Without women, there would be no Hospitality 201. Let’s raise a glass and celebrate the strong, passionate and driven womxn in our lives! •
@carleygaskin : Co-Founder of Hospitality 201 •
@ginafossitt : Corby Leader of Education and Master of Whisk(e)y •
@boychukt : Mentor, Partner of Hospitality 201 and @theroofcrop •
@luce.angel : Co-Founder of @groceryrunclub and all around event coordinating badass •
@thehealthtender : Amie Ward keeps us in shape and has been an essential part of our team since moving to Chicago. •
@magsology : Co-Founder of @pleasehustleresponsibly and an advocate for H201 since day one. •
We love all of you! •




#hospitality201 #nationalwomxnsday #women #womanowned #smallbusiness #chicagosmallbusiness

There are dozens of bartenders across the US who we have had the pleasure of working with during our events. Although we...
02/24/2021

There are dozens of bartenders across the US who we have had the pleasure of working with during our events. Although we can’t gather like we used to, we wanted to say thank you to each of you for all of your hard work. Hospitality 201 wouldn’t be where it is without all of you. We miss you. ❤️ Happy World Bartender Day!

Today is National Margarita Day! We’ll be celebrating with a delicious cocktail created by @carleygaskin •To recreate “S...
02/22/2021

Today is National Margarita Day! We’ll be celebrating with a delicious cocktail created by @carleygaskin •
To recreate “Sesame Amor”, swipe left for the recipe or visit her profile for directions! •




#margaritamonth #tequilacazadores #tequila #margaritaday #nationalmargaritaday #margarita #hospitality201 #cocktails #imbibe #bartender #drinks #cocktailcatering #cocktailconsulting #homebartender #tequiladrinks

Nothing beats a classic Old Fashioned. 🤤 •📸: @carleygaskin 🥃: @lot40 •Here’s our favorite recipe:2.5oz Rye Whisky •.25oz...
02/15/2021

Nothing beats a classic Old Fashioned. 🤤 •
📸: @carleygaskin
🥃: @lot40 •
Here’s our favorite recipe:
2.5oz Rye Whisky •
.25oz Demerara Syrup •
2 dashed Angostura Bitters •
2 dashed Orange Bitters •
Stir, Pour over ice & garnish with a citrus peel. •





#hospitality201 #cocktailphotography #mixology #imbibe #oldfashioneds #whiskeydrinks #drinkphotography #drinks #bartender #cocktailconsulting #cocktailcatering

Here’s another delicious Non-Alcoholic Cocktail for our friends at @ritualzeroproof and @equilibriawomen • This tasty be...
02/05/2021

Here’s another delicious Non-Alcoholic Cocktail for our friends at @ritualzeroproof and @equilibriawomen • This tasty beverage combines Ritual Whiskey Alternative, Ginger Beer and Peach Gelee CBD oils. 🤤
📸: @carleygaskin •





#hospitality201 #cocktailconsulting #mocktails #cbdcocktails #cocktailphotography #craftcocktails #cocktails #drinks #bartender

Throw a little whisky into that Hot Apple Cider. We dare you! Heat up 6oz of hot apple cider and throw in 2oz of @jpwise...
01/22/2021

Throw a little whisky into that Hot Apple Cider. We dare you! Heat up 6oz of hot apple cider and throw in 2oz of @jpwisers and you’re done! •
📸: @hospitality201 •






#hospitality201 #cocktailphotography #craftcocktails #cocktails #whisky #canadianwhisky #whiskydrinks #imbibe #mixology #cocktailcatering #cocktailconsulting #drinks

Did you know that we also do Cocktail Consulting? This month we had to pleasure of working with our friends at @ritualze...
01/13/2021

Did you know that we also do Cocktail Consulting? This month we had to pleasure of working with our friends at @ritualzeroproof and @v8juice to create some super delicious Non-Alcoholic Cocktails for Dry January! Head over to Ritual’s page and check them out. We promise you won’t be disappointed! •





#cocktailconsulting #hospitality201 #dryjanuary #ritualzeroproof #v8splash #cocktails #cocktailcatering

Some of our favorite cocktails require only 3 simple ingredients... Old Fashioneds, Manhattans and this little beauty, t...
01/11/2021

Some of our favorite cocktails require only 3 simple ingredients... Old Fashioneds, Manhattans and this little beauty, the Diamondback Cocktail.
📸: @carleygaskin •

1.5oz @lot40 •
.75oz Applejack Brandy •
.25oz Yellow Chartreuse •
Stir & Serve Up •
Garnish with a lemon twist or cherry •





#cocktailphotography #craftcocktail #whiskeydrinks #whisky #whiskeycocktails #hospitality201 #mixology #drinks #bartender #cocktails #cocktail #cocktailconsulting

The votes are in! A big congratulations to Eric Simmons (@blackcheeeze ) for winning the Untraditional Cocktail Competit...
01/01/2021

The votes are in! A big congratulations to Eric Simmons (@blackcheeeze ) for winning the Untraditional Cocktail Competition Popular Vote! We had such a blast watching all of your videos and, of course, tasting your cocktails. Thank you to our sponsor @theglenlivet_us and @thescotchmadame for helping us bring this competition to life. •




#untraditionalcocktailcompetition #hospitality201 #cocktailcompetition #bartending #theglenlivet #chicagobartenders #mixology #craftcocktail #drinks #imbibe #craftedcocktail #scotch

Santa loves milk & cookies but what he REALLY wants is a Boulevardier. We hope you all end up on the “good list” this ye...
12/17/2020

Santa loves milk & cookies but what he REALLY wants is a Boulevardier. We hope you all end up on the “good list” this year even though we know you’ve been a little naughty. Don’t worry. We won’t tell 🤫 •
1.5oz Gooderham & Worts •
1oz sweet vermouth •
1oz Campari •
Stir & serve up or over ice. Garnish with an orange twist •

📸: @carleygaskin •





#cocktailphotography #boulevardier #mixology #craftedcocktails #craftcocktails #cocktailconsulting #cocktailcatering #bartender #whiskeydrinks #whiskey #whisky #canadianwhisky

Only a few days left to submit your @tequilaochousa cocktail for a chance to win a trip to Mexico when it’s safe to do s...
10/12/2020

Only a few days left to submit your @tequilaochousa cocktail for a chance to win a trip to Mexico when it’s safe to do so! Click on the link below for more info and how to submit! •
#TakeMeToMexico #TequilaOcho @tequilaocho

https://www.hospitality201.com





#hospitality201 #cocktailcompetition #tequilacocktail #bartender #drinks #imbibe #craftedcocktail #craftcocktail #mixology #mexico #cocktailcatering #chicagococktails

It was such a pleasure having @nekibosh in this past weekend to shake up a few drinks for us! It’s always nice to have s...
10/05/2020

It was such a pleasure having @nekibosh in this past weekend to shake up a few drinks for us! It’s always nice to have some new faces behind our bar. Thank you @jorgeclooney for yet another dope event!
#blackwomenareessential
📸: @carleygaskin •




#hospitality201 #chicagostrong #cocktailcatering #craftedcocktails #craftcocktails #bartender #ketelonebotanicals #nekibosh

Times are strange right now but it’s nice seeing friends getting back into it. Thank you @thedandycrown and @sarebear238...
09/29/2020

Times are strange right now but it’s nice seeing friends getting back into it. Thank you @thedandycrown and @sarebear238 for the wonderful hospitality this past weekend.

When a guest orders a Martini, there should always be 3 questions that follow. Gin or Vodka? Shaken or Stirred? Olives o...
09/23/2020

When a guest orders a Martini, there should always be 3 questions that follow. Gin or Vodka? Shaken or Stirred? Olives or Lemon Twist? We like a 50/50, stirred with an olive. How do you prefer yours?•
📸: @carleygaskin •




#hospitality201 #cocktailphotography #martini #drinks #cocktailcatering #cocktailconsulting #mixology #imbibe #shakenorstirred #martinidebate

It’s officially Fall which means that it’s apple cider season! Have you ever tried a Stone Fence? It’s one of our favori...
09/21/2020

It’s officially Fall which means that it’s apple cider season! Have you ever tried a Stone Fence? It’s one of our favorite classics to riff on and is super simple to make! All you need is some well made whiskey like @jpwisers, some Angostura bitters and some apple cider! •
2 parts whiskey, 2 dashes Angostura bitters & top with apple cider.
📸: @carleygaskin •





#hospitality201 #cocktailcatering #cocktailconsulting #whiskeycocktails #falldrinks #cocktailphotography #drinks #cocktails #mixology #imbibe #craftedcocktails #chicagococktails

As fall is quickly approaching, we’re going to go ahead and start enjoying our mornings... I mean... evenings with Canad...
09/17/2020

As fall is quickly approaching, we’re going to go ahead and start enjoying our mornings... I mean... evenings with Canadian Coffees! Like this one made with @jpwisers •
2 parts JP Wiser’s Triple Barre Rye
A dash of sugar
5 parts hot coffee
Topped with hand whipped cream & nutmeg •




#hospitality201 #cocktailcatering #drinkcanadian #unapologeticallycanadian #hotcocktails #fall #whiskeycocktails #cocktailphotography #craftedcocktails #cocktails #chicagococktails

Have you submitted your cocktail for the Tequila Ocho “Take Me to Mexico” cocktail competition yet? All you need to do i...
09/15/2020

Have you submitted your cocktail for the Tequila Ocho “Take Me to Mexico” cocktail competition yet? All you need to do is create a short video of your Signature Tequila Ocho Plata cocktail, tag @hospitality201 and @tequilaochousa. That’s it! Hit up our website in our profile for rules and more information.

And that’s a wrap! We’ve spent the past several weeks working with one of our favorite Canadian Whiskeys to shoot over 3...
09/05/2020

And that’s a wrap! We’ve spent the past several weeks working with one of our favorite Canadian Whiskeys to shoot over 30 cocktails for their portfolio and we can’t wait to share them with you! After we enjoy the last bit of whiskey, that is 😉 •




#hospitality201 #craftcocktails #imbibe #drinkcanadian #canadianwhiskey #drinks #mixology #cocktailphotography #jpwisers #canadianwhiskey #cocktailcatering #cocktailconsulting

We’re so excited to partner with @tequilaochousa to kick off the “Take Me To Mexico” Virtual Global Cocktail Competition...
08/31/2020

We’re so excited to partner with @tequilaochousa to kick off the “Take Me To Mexico” Virtual Global Cocktail Competition! Open to all bartenders in all countries and cities. Virtual, as in submissions will be done via video format, and judging will be live streamed through our instagram channels @hospitality201

Here is how it works:

In a time when international travel is limited, we want you to whisk us away to magical Mexico via your drink! But most importantly, we want you to tell us a story – to inspire us and connect the drink and its ingredients back to the place and the brand.

Getting Involved:

1. Cocktail Development: Develop your drink, develop your story. Use of Tequila Ocho Plata is required.
2. Video Arrangement: Record a video composing the drink. Be sure to provide context for what and why. Fun is encouraged – style points will be given! You’ve got about 3 weeks to pull it together.
3. Submission: Submit by video only. Should be no shorter than 1 minute, no longer than 3 minutes.

How the Competition Works:

Competition officially kicks off August 28th, 2020.
Submissions will be accepted from date of announcement thru midnight September 18th, 2020.
Submit by posting on Instagram or Facebook. Tag •
@tequilaochousa •
@tequilaochomexico •
@hospitality201 •

There will be 8 finalists chosen, all of which will present their cocktail and video submissions on an internet-live-stream ‘Ocho Global Finals Show’, to take place on September 28th, 2020 (date subject to change). The one (1) winner is announced at the end of the hour-long show.

Judging Criteria:

Storytelling & Presentation – 40%: How effectively are you transporting us to Mexico through your presentation and story?
Creativity & Fun – 35%: You’ve found an innovative way to communicate you story via video media and convey a feeling of fun. After all, if you’re talking about tequila and Mexico and not having fun, you’re missing out.
Cocktail Recipe 25% - Does is showcase Tequila Ocho Plata? •



#8weeksofocho #hospitality201 #cocktailcompetition #cocktailcatering #cocktails #mixology #bartender #tequila #tequilacocktails #imbibe #craftcocktails #tequilaocho

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Wedding Vibes never felt so good! Sneak peek of Carley + Taylor Carley Noel Gaskin + @Taylor Henson Venue Stan Mansion Photography Jermaine Horton Photography MUA + Hair BridalBeauty Bar Hospitality 201 Catering Club Lucky Bucktown Florals @therooftop . #YourFavoritePhotographer #SonyArtisan
FORM #016 | Sarah Marie Young // Phil. // Carlile Start your new year with a BANG with our first FORM of 2020! Catch singer, songwriter and musician Sarah Marie Young perform her amazing work at Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art accompanied by drummer Justin Boyd and bassist Jeremiah Hunt …. along with singer/songwriter/performer Phil. and Chicago’s nu-pop raising star Carlile Join us for this incredible $20 all-inclusive event filled with Art, Music, Community & Culture hosted at Intuit. Tickets include: • Signature Spirits by Hospitality 201 (including Ketel One & Tanqueray US • Craft Beers by Goose Island • Charcuterie Boards by Smorgasbord • Founders & Artists Jon Veal & Jordan Campbell of ALT ___ Chicago • Art Exhibition of Justin Dueer, Jerry’s Map, Gegen Den Strich, & Bazaar Bizarre hosted by Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art $20 Advanced | $25 Door | Limited Tickets Available - Tickets in Bio 🎫
I sat down with the lovely and mega-talented Carley Gaskin of Hospitality 201and winner of United States Bartenders Guild 2018 Most Imaginative Bartender Competition for some holiday chit chat on cocktails and spirits for Allrecipes. She's got some good news -- GIN IS IN! More here: https://www.allrecipes.com/article/the-one-liquor-you-can-use-for-multiple-drinks-this-holiday-season/
Chicago, It happening today and we kick-off at 2pm. Looking forward to seeing you all ! Drumbar & Grey Goose invite you to join us on a journey to rediscover the Aperitif and Cocktail hour. On this Vive Les Cocktails! Experience, meet the Beverage Director, Gary Matthews and learn from where his inspiration and creativity comes from to sharp cutting-edge bar programs and seasonal cocktails. All the way from culinary side to iconic serves, why the versatility of vodka makes it the perfect partner for the most exciting cocktails. The session will end-up with a hands-on cocktail workshop where you will get the chance to create your own concoction and maybe win a Grey Goose suprise-and-delight moment at one of our partner in the city ! Santé and #LiveVictoriously ✌️ 💺💺💺 LIMITED SEATS !
Chicago Industry Family, If you want to get to know more about the Man behind the inspiration and the creativity of one the most established and iconic Rooftop bar hotel in the Chicago Gold Coast area, Drumbar. Join Gary Matthews and myself this coming Monday at Drumbar from 2to 4pm and get to discover how he approaches the industry, creates beverage program, conducts training and many more topics that led him to this position... The session will end-up with a hands-on cocktail workshop where you will get the chance to create your own concoction and maybe win a Grey Goose suprise-and-delight moment at one of our partner in the city ! Santé and #LiveVictoriously ✌️ 💺💺💺 LIMITED SEATS !