Liz Neumark, Great Performances


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On today's episode of All in the Industry®, Shari Bayer's guest is Liz Neumark, founder and chair of Great Performances, New York City’s premiere catering and events company. Liz cherishes her role as a palate educator, driven by a desire expose all New Yorkers to seasonal, flavorful food and to promote conversation about its sources and sustainability. Liz established Great Performances (GP) in 1980 as an event staffing service offering women pursuing careers in the arts; the company has since evolved into one of the country’s foremost catering companies. In 2007, Liz established Katchie Farm in Kinderhook, an organic farm and the first agricultural concern owned and operated by a catering company, which also serves as a hands-on learning center for The Sylvia Center, the nonprofit devoted to educating young people about the connection between food and health, that Liz also launched in 2007. Liz is the recipient of an impressive array of honors and accolades from media outlets, businesses and organizations, such as Forbes, BizBash, NYC Media. Avenue, Ernst & Young and the Manhattan Jewish Historical Initiative. Today's show also features Shari's PR tip to thoughtfully source ingredients; Speed Round; Industry News discussion on Eleven Madison Park's new food truck with nonprofit ReThink; plus, Shari's Solo Dining experience at Keith McNally's iconic French brasserie Balthazar in SoHo, NYC. REMINDER: We have new All in the Industry® merch available, including All in the Industry hats & totes, and H.O.S.T. notebooks & pens. Through May 31, 2021, 100% of the proceeds from our hat sales (less shipping/handling) will be donated to the Independent Restaurant Coalition (IRC) to help with their continued efforts to #saverestaurants. Go to to get your AITI swag today!

Image courtesy of Liz Neumark.

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