Events

A selection of incredible culinary and wine events over the years...

program + event highlights

  • NY Drinks NY Campaign

    Event Producer for the New York Wine & Grape Foundation's annual campaign featuring: 

    • Grand Tasting promoting NY State wines at the Altman Building for 250 media + trade guests and 250 consumers. 
    • Trade/media trips to the Finger Lakes and Long Island throughout the year, including the week-long fall Harvest House program 
    • Thanksgiving turkey and wine partnership promotion; Instagram influencer campaign
  • Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival

    Event Producer for the 7th, 8th, 9th, and 10th Annual Festivals held by the Preservation Society of Newport County and presented by FOOD & WINE in Newport, RI (2012-2015):

    • Wine & Rosecliff Gala, featuring ultra-premium wines and food pairing stations on Friday evening
    • Grand Tasting, featuring 75 wineries, 20 notable local and regional restaurants, and 30 artisanal purveyors and sponsors on the grounds of Marble House on Saturday and Sunday
    • Saturday evening Newport After Dark after-party and Collectible Wine Dinner at The Elms
    • Culinary demonstrations from top chefs, including Emeril Lagasse, Alex Guarnaschelli, Johnny Iuzzini, Jacques Torres, Ben Pollinger, Michel Richard, Sara Moulton, Jacques & Claudine Pépin
    • Roundtable discussion with Jacques Pépin and Martha Stewart in the Gold Room
    • Wine seminars, silent and live auctions, cookbook signings, winemaker dinners, and more
  • The James Beard Foundation Awards

    VIP Dinner Producer (2014 - 2017); Associate Culinary Director and Culinary Volunteer Manager for the annual Book, Broadcast & Journalism Awards and the Awards Gala & Reception (2010-2017). Hired by Bowen & Company.

  • Food Network New York City Food & Wine Festival

    • Producer of FOODi (Food + Tech Conference) at Bloomberg Headquarters (2015)
    • Producer of the International Culinary Center Dinner Series and Master Classes (2013 + 2014)
    • Chef Coordinator for the 5th Anniversary Party of SWEET hosted by Sandra Lee (2012)
    • On-site chef coordination for Meatball Madness, SWEET, and The Art of the Taco (2011)
    • Producer of DinePrivate events, Sommelier Showdown and Interactive Vino Dinner at Del Posto; On-site chef coordination of Meatball Madness (2010)
    • On-site coordination for Wine Seminars & Cocktail Clinics (2009)
  • The Inaugural Wholesome Wave Benefit Honoring Jacques Pépin

    • Producer of a fundraiser for Wholesome Wave, a non-profit organization focusing on food policy and accessibility, for 220 guests on April 20, 2016 at The Yale Club of New York City
    • Dinner featuring Seamus Mullen, Carmen Quagliata, Michel Nischan, Tyler Florence, and Jacques Torres, and a live auction hosted by Billy Harris


  • Mory's Centennial Benefit: Celebrating 100 Years on York Street

    • Producer of a fundraiser for Mory's, a private club on Yale University's campus, for 230 guests on October 23, 2014 at The Yale Club of New York City
    • Raised over $700,00 in one evening for a first-time event, featuring Yale's premier a capella groups, Yale University President Peter Salovey, Emcee Calvin Trillin, and a live auction hosted by Stephen S. Lash, Chairman Emeritus of Christie's Americas
  • BITE Silicon Valley: where food and technology meet

    • Grand Tasting Producer for innovative food + tech conference and tasting on June 5-7, 2015 at Levi's® Stadium in Silicon Valley.  Hired by Octagon Culinary.
    • Featuring over 40 chefs, sponsors, wine, beer, and spirits, including Dominique Crenn, Mei Lin, Charles Phan, Michael Voltaggio, Richie Farina, Michael Mina, and Chef Chair José Andrés
    • Watch a video about the event here.


  • The New York Times Food for Tomorrow Conference

    • Sponsor Manager for annual conference at Stone Barns on featuring 225 delegates, speakers, and meals by Chef Dan Barber of Blue Hill.  Hired by long-e Event Production (2014-2016).


  • NYC California Wines Summit

    Event Producer for full-day conference and wine tasting promoting California wines and purveyors at Astor Center on September 15, 2015 for 100 media + trade guests. Hired by First Press PR.

  • The Registry at Bloomingdale's Event Series

    • "Spring Wedding Salon Showcase" - focusing on rosé from NELLCOTE, ceviche and mini taco bar by OnTheMarc Catering, wedding cake from Made in Heaven Cakes, and Loacker chocolate on May 14, 2015
    • "Winter Wedding Salon Showcase" - featured wines from Francis Ford Coppola Presents along with sweet and savory bites from crave.it catering on January 15, 2015
    • "Spring Wedding Salon Showcase" - highlighted wedding cakes by Haute So Sweet, Belvoir elderflower beverages, and catering from Kickshaw Cookery on May 29, 2014
    • "Couples Night Out" - featured Four & Twenty Blackbirds pie, Luca & Bosco ice cream, and port selections from Fonseca and Croft on May 21, 2014
    • "Brag about your Registry" - curated purveyors for bridal showcase featuring Murray's Cheese, The Jam Stand, and Savor Fine Foods on March 15, 2014
    • "Crystal Soirée" - showcased stemware from crystal partners Baccarat, Waterford, and William Yeoward on October 24, 2013 featuring Château D'Esclans rosé and bites from Ivy Bakery & Lounge
  • Wines of South Africa's Sommelier Cup

    • Producer for United States trade competition for sommeliers and wine directors
    • Blind tasting and written examination with wine-paired lunch (June 2013, New York City)
  • Hot Bread Kitchen's Night Market

    • Transformed the historic La Marqueta into a bustling night market featuring 16 restaurants and artisanal purveyors, including Boulud Sud, Salumeria Rosi, Momofuku Milk Bar, Má Pêche, Gran Eléctrica, and Dorie Greenspan's Beurre & Sel on November 8, 2012
    • Event featured bread demonstrations with HBK Board Member Gail Simmons, Chef Boulanger Mark Fiorentino of Restaurants of Chef Daniel Boulud, and Chef Christina Tosi of Momofuku Milk Bar
    • Proceeds support Hot Bread Kitchen's workforce and micro-entreprise development programs
  • Breeders' Cup "Taste of the World" Event

    - Helped coordinate 16 chefs at an international culinary tasting for over 800 guests at The Huntington Library in Pasadena, CA.  See the video montage here.

    - This invitation-only event, co-hosted by Bobby Flay and Marcela Valladolid, for the Breeders' Cup owners, trainers, and VIP guests featured global cuisine at action stations in an upscale tent on November 2, 2012.  Hired by Karlitz & Company.

  • "Light Up the Night" - Cooking Light Magazine's 25th Anniversary Celebration

    Chef Consultant for walk-around tasting featuring 10 notable chefs and 2 mixologists on the Highline (September 21, 2012).  Hired by Mark Stephen Testa Design & Production.

  • Flavor! Napa Valley: A Celebration of Food, Wine, Fun

    Hired by Karlitz & Company to manage a series of wine tasting seminars and events on November 17-20, 2011.

  • Wine & Spirits Magazine's "Top of the List" Tasting

    Restaurant/Purveyor Liaison for walk-around tasting of America's Most Popular Restaurant Wines and New & Notable Restaurants and Artisanal Purveyors, benefitting NY/NJ Baykeeper, a water conservation charity. Approximately 500 guests from the general public, trade, and media (2010 and 2011).

  • American Express' By Invitation Only® program for Platinum Card and Centurion members

    Full-service event planning and management of exclusive once-in-a-lifetime experiences in the culinary, wine, and lifestyle arenas (2007-2009). Hired as an employee of Karlitz & Company.

  • Tableau Breton

    Organizer of private dining series in the personal home of Michelin-starred Chef Cyril Renaud (2010-2011).

  • Chefs for a Cause Benefit

    Manager for walk-around tasting benefit that raised about $30,000 for the Yale Sustainable Food Project featuring 16 notable chefs at tasting stations, a silent auction, and cookbook signings for over 200 guests in the Yale Club of New York City's Grand Ballroom (2006).