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Meet event planner Claudia Warner. She works alongside her aunt Harriette Rose Katz and cousin Melissa Rosenbloom at Gourmet Advisory Services. Harriette, has been at the pinnacle of event planning for 40 years. The company produces everything from luxury weddings, Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, to society events, not-for-profit functions and corporate events. The team collaborates regularly with The Pierre, The Plaza, The Rainbow Room, The Mandarin Oriental, Cipriani, The American Museum of Natural History, The Breakers, and most recently, the new Ziegfeld Theater.
Claudia joined the family business in 1988 when she discovered there was no denying her quest to craft extraordinary events. Growing up watching her grandmother, mother and aunt entertain with elegance and grace, she was inspired to cultivate the craft and join the team. Initially, she attended college with the mindset of becoming a lawyer while majoring in English. This gave her the right foundation to become an excellent communicator and develop the skills needed to bring exceptional events together.
Event planning is a family affair at Gourmet Advisory Services. With a team consisting of mothers, daughters, cousins, and employees who are included in the family, Claudia’s Aunt Harriette has brought together powerhouse women under one roof to create the ultimate Girl Squad. Claudia explains that this is what separates them from other businesses in the industry. “Our company is completely family-based, and working with my aunt, my cousin, and my sister is really the most incredible experience. Imagine working with your best friends every day? We are all so vested in our clients, and we speak multiple times a day and night, and of course all weekend. Together we strategize on how to best service our clients, and completely advocate for them and protect them in every way possible. We have such a strong circle of women who comprise our team, whom we love and respect like our family; they are our family.” This is what makes Gourmet Advisory Services unique, their work ethic has been built upon family values. Each team member has a major role in every event they plan, and Harriette, Claudia and Melissa are proud of their company’s approach to business; treating all of their clients as well as their team like members of their family.
Claudia has the natural ability to understand a client’s vision, and is able to get a sense of what the end product should look like. In order to do well in this business, “you must be very detail oriented.” Claudia explains, ”Don’t come into this industry if you do not have a great eye for detail. You have to be able to multi-task and manage a lot of information and moving parts at all times”.
Multi-generational Family Business
Gourmet Advisory’s clients hold a great amount of trust in this team, and have faith in the creative process. Claudia says, “The planning process becomes so intimate, and relationships are built. We are talking with our clients about family and family dynamics. We are talking with them about finances. These are sometimes tricky subjects; having a family business and the infrastructure that we have is what has made us so successful. Trust, loyalty, a strong moral compass, and a sense of discretion are paramount to our continued success and are at the core of what makes us tick”. When you hire Gourmet Advisory Services, you are hiring a seasoned and experienced team of professionals whose job it is to bring your vision to fruition. This is what makes families return to this family-run business for generation after generation.