Revae Schneider, the Proprietress of Femme du Coupe got her start with a career in fashion and personal styling, but found her place behind the bar in 2008, gaining valuable experience at Gilt Bar Chicago and Union Sushi + Barbeque Bar, realizing that crafting a cocktail was just like composing the perfect ensemble. Her unique perspective lead her to the philosophy that
“Every girl knows when you have your favorite dress on and that sexy pair of heels that you’re happier, more confident, and maybe a little bit bolder than you would be on an everyday basis. Your favorite cocktail should evoke those same emotions and that same gut feeling, although you can’t always share your little black dress with your girlfriends, your favorite cocktail anyone can try on for size! Everyone should know how to make something that provides that kind of enjoyment.”
Revae founded Femme du Coupe in 2011. Named after the iconic champagne glassware that was styled in the form of Marie Antoinette’s breast, Femme du Coupe provides clients access to cocktails from anywhere. Femme du Coupe is a consumer based cocktail and mixology company that centers around teaching clients how to make uncomplicated but flavorful beverages at home as well as providing mixology catering customizing and developing styled bar concepts for the home, office, and special events.
Revae was named to Zagat’s 30 Under 30 in 2012, nominated for Bartender of the Year by Eater.com, and recognized as BizBash’s 23 New Talents To Watch. She has developed cocktail recipes for Meredith Publications, been featured in digital web series for Cosmo and Elle Magazines, as well as graced the pages of Michigan Avenue Magazine, CS Brides, BizBash, Tasting Panel Magazine, Daily Candy, and The Everygirl. Her clients range from personal home clients, to Leo Burnett, Chicago Racquet Club, Gilt Groupe, and more.