We had the good fortune of connecting with Shondricka Richardson and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Shondricka, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?

My thoughts behind me starting my own business was because of Covid19. I always wanted to start my own business but didn’t know what kind of business I wanted for myself. When I first moved to Georgia, I was a toddler teacher working with 2 & 3 year old children. Once Covid came around and they shut down a lot schools, restaurants, and bars. I didn’t have anything going on but being a full time mom. One of regulars gave me a call and asked how much would I charge to bartend his birthday party. Once I did my first party, a lot of my regulars and other referrals started to call me and to with me. So since then I have been mobile and doing pop up shops and making my own drinks and selling them by the bottles and galloons.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?

What sets me apart from most mobile bartending services is my personality and what I bring to the table. A lot of clientele want to go to New Orleans and enjoy the experience but or not able to do that. When a client books with me, not only do they get an New Orleans experience but they get an experience that they won’t forget. When I am not focus on my own  business, I am the Bar Manager at a spot downtown called New Orleans Creole Cuisine – NEYOWS OF ATLANTA. The owners of this establishment are so supportive of my business and help me farther my career not only as a bartender but as a business owner. My boss is always there to support me in my endeavors and also refer me to clients when they are looking for a private bartender for one of their events. I’ve learned along the way that sometimes they will be other bartenders who will be going after the same job as you but it’s up to you not to get discourage and stay true to yourself to get the job! I want the world to know I’m a strong black woman from New Orleans, La out of Hollygrove. I am educator, mother of two, and Entrepreneur . I never back down from any challenge and will never give up on my dreams. Everything about my business I stand 10 toes down on and will keep striving for my business until every single state knows about Nola Baby Cocktailz!

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.

I’m very adventurous and when it comes to me & my girls, let’s just say when it comes to great food & drinks we gone find them! My favorite brunch spot to go to is The Breakfast Boys! Their brunch menu is to die for. Our next spot to go have a great time and let loose will be 656 Sports Bar & Grill. Where ever there is a rooftop pool then you can count on me & my girls to be there and what better spot to go to then Rooftop L.O.A. Last but not least we would definitely have to go to my job to enjoy our New Orleans culture and vibe out with our people at Neyows of Atl and enjoy the view & the scene on the rooftop and end the night with some of their famous Bow Wow Punches their known for.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?

I would like to thank my beautiful kids Cailah and Caliyah, my mom Renee, my best friends you know who you are, my cousin Ty, my family, my special person King K, and my BB Chris. If it wasn’t for them always in my ear about starting my own business and pushing me the way they do then I wouldn’t have made it this far like I have.

Instagram: Nola_Baby_Coctailz

Nominate Someone: ShoutoutAtlanta is built on recommendations and shoutouts from the community; it’s how we uncover hidden gems, so if you or someone you know deserves recognition please let us know here.