How Ticketbud Provided Flexible Solutions For Meatopia 2013
When your event has been acclaimed as "a meat-lover's paradise" (New York Magazine), "spectacular" (Esquire), a "bacchanal of pork, beef, lamb, chicken, duck , turkey and quail" (New York Times), and "a glorious city of meat" (Huffington Post), you know you're doing something right.
Simply and appropriately named, Meatopia brings together world-class chefs, premium quality meat and, of course, hungry carnivores for a festival of meat, mirth, and the celebration of animals and the way great chefs prepare them.
Founded in New York City by TIME magazine food columnist & James Beard Award-winning food writer Josh Ozersky, Meatopia is a culinary event unlike any other, boasting sister events in London and, for the first time ever, San Antonio, Texas. For the team at Pearl Brewery in San Antonio, hosting Meatopia 2013 was a daunting job that they were more than ready for.
"For 8 years, the event in NYC has taken place in a park with no infrastructure," explained Pearl Controller Mesha Millsap, "The resources that Pearl has to offer an event like Meatopia gave us a great advantage because we weren’t building everything as they did at the NYC event."
To help manage the event in 2013, which saw nearly 1,500 attendees over the course of 3 day, Millsap and Pearl chose Ticketbud to help sell tickets, promote and manage Meatopia. For her team, she needed a flexible and dependable solution with features and tools she could rely on, including a platform that would allow her to sell tickets both on Ticketbud and directly on the Meatopia website.
"Our event had some challenges, and I found the Ticketbud team to be great at responding to our needs and helping us develop solutions to these challenges."
With an event budget in mind, Millsap also needed a solution that would be just as cost-effective as it was dependable. "Ticketbud was referred to us, and the cost of the service appealed to us immediately," she recalled.
"Overall our experience with Ticketbud was great!"