Founded by two sisters, we bring a glamorous champagne bar option to the event industry. Inspired by Italian street vendors, we provide a small truck serving sparkling beverages on tap. Placement options are limitless with the size of the truck being smaller than the standard food and bar trucks/trailers, the Champagne Supply Co. truck is small enough to serve inside a ballroom, outside in a field or in a backyard.
We wanted to prove the world wrong that you CAN do business with family and women CAN support each other. Our love for traveling in Europe and creating experiences that leave you saying, “What just happened?” lead to our idea of bring the Ape beverage cart to Austin. We also love Champagne!
Ana has a background in retail business management, event production, client relations and company budgets. Her professional advancements have afforded her the learning to run a start up company with a profitable margin as well as the connections to strategically place Champagne Supply in front of for the most attention.
As a manager for a national retail brand, Ana successfully brought a new brand to awareness in Austin. During her time in this position, she managed the shops day to day budget of $30,000, was responsible for merchandising the store for optimal product sell through, and expanded the brand into the Austin market. This role has a given Ana the knowledge needed to keep a business running.
Experience in event planning, she has managed event budgets for clients up to $200,000 per event, planned multiple events at the same time and managed client communications and business development.
Gabrielle has achieved a successful career in corporate sales. She has been ranked in the top 5 (place 3 and 4th) sales executive for 3 years in a row. Her training in this sales position brings proven tactics to Champagne Supply for optimal growth in numbers. Bringing to the team the ability to see the “40,000 Foot View,” she sees the big picture and how current decision might efec the future of the company.
There are many laws surrounding insurance, setting Gabrielle up to take on understanding contracts, TABC laws and regulations and researching the gaps. This is a very important skill set contribution to ensure Champagne Supply Co. has all of the correct insurance policies and contract clauses in place to protect the company, the team and clients.
Having worked on a commission based salary for the past 4 years, Gabrielle has the grit and know how to do what ever it takes (long hours, long road trips) to close the deal and put Champagne Supply Co. on the path to success.
Engaged women between 23-35 who have a wedding budget of $45,000+ They are attending open houses at venues starting at $12,000 per night and have budget support from their spouse or parents. This market will be ever changing with turn over as well as build a client base for re-hires in our tertiary market.
Event planners working with client budgets of $30,000+. They are working on corporate events such as holiday parties, client appreciation events and conferences.
Bachelorette Parties, birthday parties, baby showers and private brunches with smaller undefined budgets who are looking to add an elevated element to make the event special and stand out.
It important to align our brand with like minded brands when forming partnerships for social media.
Austin area boutique hotels such as, Bunkhouse Hotel Group, New Waterloo Group, Hotel Eleven, Hotel Van Zandt., The Line Hotel (coming 2018), MMH Group, La Corsha Group
Food and Wine Media as Austin Food Magazine, Bread and Butter PR, Cultivate PR
Risk 1: Another company taking on the idea..
Once the truck is ordered and delivered to the US we will be able to start talking about business to planners and brides with mock ups visuals. Until we have ordered the truck there is a higher chance the idea will be adopted by another company in the United States. Our goal is to be ahead of the market.
Risk 2: Connecting with Venues and Clients
Marketing will need to start taking place before the truck arrives to create awareness. This means putting together a activation that entices and teases out target markets for the future of what is to come.
Risk 3: Liquor Licensing and TABC Laws
Navigating the laws around serving liquor at Texas events is challenging. The risk is misunderstanding the laws and getting fined which would set us back financially us back in the payout schedule. We will combat this risk by taking small licensing steps and partnering with catering companies who have been in the service business for 3+ years as consultants.
Risk 4: Booking through Wedding Season
To successfully book the truck through out wedding season, we will need to attend venue’s open houses and partner in our markets to show off the truck in order to be booked through Wedding Season. In order to stay ahead of each wedding cycle, we will need to fine tune our marketing plan to target each season of bride when they are booking their services. For Example, Spring 2019 brings will start booking vendors in Fall 2018.