THE KAGENCY BUZZ: MIDSUMMER NIGHT TOONS, THE GET DOWN|FLULA, HESTA PRYNN, ALEX MERRELL|BERTHSY AYIDE

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Thursday, July 14, 2016
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THIS WEEK'S BUZZ


Dear Event Industry Insiders,

ON THE RADAR >
Midsummer Night Toons celebrated its 8th anniversary with live music and debuted films at (Le) Poisson Rouge while The Get Down took over Output's dance floor!

MIXING IT UP >
Multi-talented entertainer Flula had the audience roaring with laughter during his appearance on Conan. DJ Hesta Prynn got down with The Downtown Alliance. DJ Alex Merrell performed for Michelob Ultra. 

SPOTLIGHT PROFILE >
Get to know Berthsy Ayide, ploygot chef and founder of The Kitchen Sink! 

Cheers,

The Kagency
ON THE RADAR
MIDSUMMER NIGHT TOONS | (LE) POISSON ROUGE
Midsummer Night Toons celebrated their 8th anniversary at (Le) Poisson Rouge. Guests enjoyed libations while watching short animated films from aspiring up-and-comers. The venue's spacious accommodations and Audio Visual capabilities make it a turnkey location for screenings as well as live performances.

Book (Le) Poisson Rouge
THE GET DOWN | OUTPUT
Last week Output hosted the cultural phenomenon, The Get Down. The energetic dance party that starts with an hour long yoga session was perfectly suited for Output in Williamsburg with it's spacious main room and premium sound system. Come get your groove on at Output.

Book Output  
MIXING IT UP
FLULA | CONAN O'BRIEN
DJ FLULA's recent appearance on Conan was laugh-out-loud funny and had Conan in stitches! Spoiler Alert: Upon Conan's request to visit Germany one day, Flula describes how a perfect day would begin. It entails a people's march, an old man, a tiny boy, and a dog on a bench. You really have to see it for yourself! 

You can check out his new movie, Buddymoon, here
Follow his DJ whereabouts on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter
Listen to his SoundCloud here 
Book DJ FLULA 

 
DJ HESTA PRYNN | THE DOWNTOWN ALLIANCE
DJ Hesta Prynn rocked the South Street Seaport with The Downtown Alliance for an epic summer block party. Guests enjoyed food, drinks and fun from various vendors, as well as games, set up by The Downtown Alliance. Hesta kept the crowd going and passerbys flocked in droves. 

Follow her DJ whereabouts on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter 
Listen to her SoundCloud here 
Book DJ Hesta Prynn
ALEX MERRELL | MICHELOB ULTRA

DJ Alex Merrell performed at the Michelob Ultra “Extra Mile NYC” party at Catch. Guests enjoyed the event at the Meatpacking District hot spot sponsored by the beer brand with epic views of “Manhattanhenge."
 

Follow her DJ whereabouts on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter 
Listen to her SoundCloud here 
Book DJ Hesta Prynn
SPOTLIGHT PROFILE
BERTHSY AYIDE | THE KITCHEN SINK

1. Tell us about your company's origins.

Once upon a time I traded with my older sister: dusting duty for cooking chores and I never looked back. From selling to-go plates of dinner cooked on a hotplate and a toaster oven in my Georgetown dorm room to earning a Culinary Arts degree from ICE in NYC it would appear I was marked for a career in the food industry! After a 2-year stint spent cooking for the rich and beautiful as the in-house catering chef at Splashlight Studios, I accepted a position as corporate dining chef in Rockefeller Center. Always in pursuit of a deeper knowledge and understanding of the ways in which food impacts our lives, I simultaneously completed a master’s degree at NYU’s Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health.While working in Rockefeller Center, I repeatedly overheard my clients complain that they could not get quality, locally sourced, made-to-order food for their families delivered to their homes on a regular basis. After building a solid client list of corporate leaders and discerning NY families, I filled that void within the industry, literally changing the way my clients eat and see food. The result was The Kitchen Sink, your one-stop, all-purpose culinary solution. Ten years later, The Kitchen Sink has evolved into a full-service catering and consulting firm where many of our wonderful clients have been with us since Day One, taking full advantage of the myriad services we provide. 
 

2. How has the events industry evolved since you began?

There are so many new and dynamic industries and they all want to create events that showcase what makes them special. This has given The Kitchen Sink the opportunity to dig deep into our creative portfolios to craft distinctive food and beverages that are completely in line with our client’s mission. 
 

3. How is your company differentiated from others?

We source 70 - 90% of our products from within 150 miles of NYC. (When we start growing lemons and limes here we’ll be able to make up the last 10%!!) To that end we work closely with local producers and often times have access to interesting items which we’re then able to share with our clients. Giving their events that extra special something when compared to their competitors.
 

4. What are the three most important things every event must have?

Good people, good production, and good food!
 

5. What motivates your work life daily?

I want everyone to know as much about their body and the food they put into it as they do about their cell phones! Basic nutrition and healthful dietary choices shouldn’t be confusing or cumbersome endeavor. And I just love feeding people, always have - always will. I hope to make people happy to attend an event, or go to a meeting or open their fridge because they know the food I’ve created will be delicious, nutritious and interesting.

Check out The Kitchen Sink here

THE KAGENCY

The Kagency was founded in 2004 by Karrie Goldberg and began as a venue marketing and booking agency for every event type imaginable. The agency that launched as a trusted resource for event producers and location scouts, quickly grew to include project management, talent representation and event-related media buying.

With access to over 300+ traditional and non-traditional event spaces across the U.S. and an ever-expanding roster of DJs, musicians, and artists,The Kagency is a seamless resource and a not-so-secret weapon for the event industry.
 

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