Hey friends, welcome back to The festivalPass Stories podcast! For this week’s episode, we’re taking it down to the Big Easy! Please welcome the Executive Director of the New Orleans Wine & Food Experience, Aimee Brown.
Aimee has gained invaluable experience as an event curator. As a graduate of Loyola University New Orleans, Aimee has worked with some of the finest non-profit organizations for hospitality in the country. She started as an Assistant at Tales of the Cocktail Foundation and was given the task to plan their Spirited Awards. From here, Aimee felt that she found where she wanted to be; at gatherings with great wine, food, and people.
Shortly after becoming a mom, Aimee started at a new non-profit as the Assistant to the Executive Director at the New Orleans Wine & Food Experience, or NOWFE. This was the perfect opportunity for someone with aspirations of running large festivals. Aimee was tasked with helping out with day-to-day operations, vendors, sponsors, and everything in-between. When it was time for NOWFE to select the successor of the Executive Director, Aimee had the background to be considered and earned the job.
New Orleans is all about a good time, and that what you get with NOWFE events. They do a great job of getting wineries and restaurants together to make a fun and safe experience for the community. Since COVID happened in 2020, the NOWFE Wine Dinner series has become an all-year extravaganza; and people are still excited about their bigger events like Vinola and Grand Tastings.
The New Orleans Wine & Food Experience, with the help of its sponsors and donors, has raised over 1.5 million dollars for so many organizations in the city. Hospitality, food, and live entertainment are what New Orleans does best. We can’t wait to go to Louisiana and taste the legendary cuisine and wine for ourselves at NOWFE.
“So, we kind of rebranded during 2020 where we’re doing things all year round. I love it so much, and I’m so passionate about it. Anytime an opportunity comes up I want NOWFE to take it, and that’s what we’ve been doing.” - Aimee Brown
Catch the interview on Festival Pass Stories! https://festivalpass.com/stories
You can find Aimee on:
NOWFE’s Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NewOrleansWineFoodExperience
Connect with Festival Pass!