Talk & Taste to feature Cleveland's premier barbers

News Desk | 8/22/2014, 12:02 p.m.
The next Talk & Taste will be held Monday, August 25th at Jezebel’s Bayou located at 12718 Larchmere Blvd, Cleveland, ...
Cleveland Premier barbers present Talk & Taste event.

In late 2012, two high school friends decided they wanted to change the young professional scene in Cleveland. In January of 2013, Talk and Taste, Cleveland’s premier wine tasting and networking event was established. Founded and hosted by Ashley Taylor & Courtney Ottrix, this event was created to educate, motivate, and inspire young professionals in Cleveland.

Every other month, attendees from various industries have the opportunity to engage with other like-minded individuals seeking to build a sense of community and network. The event begins with a wine tasting paired with a light entree selection followed by a networking activity. The event concludes with a keynote speaker who candidly speaks about their journey to success and the trials and tribulations they may have encountered along the way.

Past guest speakers include: Maverick Carter (Partner of LRMR Marketing), Andre Scott (CEO of PMK), Miesha Wilson (CEO of Nulife Fitness), Dave Gilbert (CEO of Greater Cleveland Sports Commission), Ted Ginn Sr (Founder of The Ginn Academy) Ted Ginn Jr (Wide Receiver of Arizona Cardinals), Jimmy & Jonny Hayden (CEO of Focused Tattoos), Z107.9, Essence Davis (CEO of Style Bar), Rashaunda Palmer (CEO of Palmeros Luxe Studio), Edith Donaldson (CEO of Bangs), Demetria Francis (CEO of Headlines), Greg Beckham (CEO of B&M Bar-b-que), NEXT (Lifestyle Boutique), Kevin Griffin (Vice President of Marketing for Cleveland Browns), Rachel Garofolo (Coordinator for Marketing Services for Cleveland Browns), Karen Civil (Founder of Always Civil Enterprise and karencivil.com), and Rich Paul (CEO of Klutch Sports Group)

The upcoming Talk & Taste will present a guest speaker panel of Cleveland’s premier barbers including Ruben Patterson, proprietor of Allstarz Barber Salon located at 12619 Larchmere Blvd., Shaker Hts. Patterson has been a professional barber for over 16 years. Allstarz Barber Salon specializes in tapers, fades, Mohawks, afros, and eyebrows. JT Lawson, proprietor of BLoft (private location) has been a professional barber for over 14 years. BLoft is an elite grooming establishment that offers professionalism, reliability, consistency, security, privacy, and exclusivity with a one on one experience. Madison Brooks, proprietor of Supreme Clientele, located at 1649 Lee Road in Cleveland Hts, has been a professional barber for over 20 years. Brooks served as the first official Cleveland Browns barber from 1999-2004. Supreme Clientele specializes in all phases of hair, razor shaves, bigen and coloring. Tone Stewart, proprietor of Premier Barber Lounge located at 2187 Noble Road in Cleveland Hts., has been a professional barber for over 9 years. Premier Barber Lounge specializes in haircuts, razor shaves, bigen, shampooing, facials, eyebrow arch, waxing, manicures, and pedicures.

The next Talk & Taste will be held Monday, August 25th at Jezebel’s Bayou located at 12718 Larchmere Blvd, Cleveland, OH 44120. Happy hour begins at 5 p.m. with drink specials and authentic New Orleans style appetizers. The event begins promptly at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $10 and the dress attire is business casual. Talk & Taste is sponsored by Nulife Fitness Xpress, Event Prop, Wholesale Buying Club, House of B Jewels, The Hair Groupie, Aswan Photography, Julian Khan Photography, & Destined Fulfilled. For more details visit talkandtastecleveland.com. Follow Talk & Taste on Instagram and Twitter @talkandtastecle.