Splash Productions was co-founded by Tash Rahbar and Stacie Hunt.
Tash Rahbar is an architect, holding her license since 1994. For her clients, Tash has consulted and designed business and home environments; art collections and space designs for art. Her specialization is creating environments utilizing life and business style with sustainable products and design elements. Memberships include: AIA and other trade organizations and associations. Tash’s work has been published and recognized by the National Trust for Historic Preservation as well as Sunset Magazine, House Beautiful, Los Angeles Times Magazine and 805 Living to name a few. She teaches regional cuisine courses and produces traveling art exhibitions.
Stacie Hunt is a commentator on wine for NPR (KCRW-FM); a Certified Sommelier (AIS); founding member of the COPIA Wine Committee; Board of Directors of SWRA (Specialty Wine Retailers Association); an international wine judge, educator, journalist and blogger. Stacie is an Emmy-award winner and television producer of video projects for dozens of wineries, profiling winemakers and winery histories. She also produced the award-winning documentary chronicling the
25th Anniversary of Wine Spectator magazine. Going back to her roots in broadcasting, Stacie is a recognized media/business coach for Fortune 500 companies, internet start-ups and winemakers, chefs and artisans.
Splash Productions began in 2005, with the production of the first-ever “Wine, Cuisine & Art of Mexico” exhibit at COPIA. This inaugural event brought together 23 winemakers, 5 chefs and a gallery of over 55 pieces of art, all displayed within the main atrium of COPIA. The event drew an unprecedented 1,500 visitors within the first three hours, breaking all previous attendance records.
As a result of the success of the “Wine, Cuisine & Art of Mexico” exhibition, Splash Productions has enjoyed a thriving tour component of their firm, bringing wine, cuisine and art lovers to Baja and other regions. Today, they are engaged in creating a tour project which will bring wine, cuisine and art enthusiasts from Mexico to regions of the United States.
Splash Productions continues to produce the
”Wine, Cuisine & Art of Mexico” exhibition at COPIA, now in its fourth year. This event has grown consistently in size and scope each year. For 2007, over 55 winemakers and a dozen chefs presented forums, demonstrations and tastings.
Additionally, Splash has produced and coordinated events and exhibitions for the city of West Hollywood including four years of, “Tables of Ten,” a fund-raising food, wine and design event; various gallery openings themed to regional artists, food and wine.
Their work has been written up in trade and consumer publications and as spokespersons for the industry, they have appeared on national radio programs and are frequent contributors to ABC Television network programming on food, wine and art, as well as Stacie Hunt’s ongoing on-air wine commentating on NPR.