Tad Carducci is a lifelong bartender, award-winning mixologist and general bon vivant, with over twenty years experience in the hospitality industry. He is one half of the dynamic duo known as the Tippling Bros., a New York based beverage consultancy dedicated to "spirituous advisement and raising of the bar". He has won several major national cocktail competitions and has judged, organized or emceed a few as well. In addition to consulting, Mr. Carducci is a partner in the Mercadito Restaurant group, with outposts in New York, Chicago and Miami.
In a career that has spanned more than 25 years, with stops in multiple cites and countries, if you ask Paul how he got his start he would say: “Kitchen rat”. Mr. Tanguay spent the better part of his career working in different the mom and pop -insert style of cuisine- restaurants, high volume brasseries, burgeoning mini chains and corporate establishments, toiling in different positions and learning the ins and outs of the business.