Harlem Hospitality & Culinary Conference set

NEW YORK – “Queen of Retail” Faith Hope Consolo, chairman of Douglas Elliman’s Retail Group, www.faith-consolo.com , will earn another crown as the “Queen of Cuisine” when she moderates “Branding:
Creative Strategy Behind a Successful Culinary/Hospitality Brand,” at the Second Annual Harlem Hospitality and Culinary Conference, Wed., October 23rd, from 10:30 – to 11:30 a.m., at the Studio Museum of Harlem, 144 West 125th St, between Lenox and Seventh Avenues.
Joining her will be four of New York’s leading experts in restaurant and culinary marketing:Jennifer Baum,founder and president, Bullfrog & Baum; Christina Grdovic, publisher, Food & Wine Magazine; Aliya Lee Kong, culinary creative director, Junoon NYC Restaurant; and Eddie Opara, partner, Pentagram.
“Brand concept is as important as cuisine or décor for restaurants today,” says Consolo. “From my perspective as a retail real estate consultant, it is an integral part of how I help a restaurateur determine the right location and space.”
The conference starts at 8 a.m. with a Continental breakfast followed by panel discussions at 9 a.m. Among the panels this year are:
Homegrown Restaurants/Eateries: Thriving as David in the Land of Goliath
Event Catering: Untapped Potential for Restaurant/Culinary Business Growth
Artisanal Foods: Neighborhood/Regional Branded Products
Cocktails and Nightlife: What Makes a Great Bar?
Hospitality: Developments in Harlem’s Hospitality Industry
Other participants include Serena Bass, executive chef of Lido and society caterer, and Richie Notar, managing partner of Nobu Restaurant Group and owner of Harlow and the new Lenox Lounge. More information about scheduling is available from info@harlemparktopark.org

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