Gourmet Advisory Services: 40 Years of Celebrating Personal Style
The world of special events and wedding planning is always changing and growing. From one trend to another, from charity events to private galas, and from one couple to the next, planners are bound to always learn something new. So how do you become one of the best in a business that hardly ever stays the same? For Gourmet Advisory Services, the answer is a simple one: create exquisite events and memorable experiences.
Founded in 1978 by Harriette Rose Katz as a solo endeavor, and the only one of its kind, the family-owned business known as Gourmet Advisory Services has grown into an award-winning business that consists of partners, full-time staff, and an abundance of extraordinary events. For the past four decades, Harriette and her team have created a trendsetting company consisting of some of the most respected event designers in the United States. Declared the “Number one Wedding Planner in Manhattan” by the New York Metro, Harriette has been quoted a myriad of times as an industry expert by well-known newspapers, magazines, and books. For 20 years, Harriette served as President and Chief Operating Officer of the New York chapter of one of the world’s most prestigious food and wine organizations, Confrerie de la Chaine Des Rotisseurs. She is a Fellow of the Culinary Institute of America, a member of The Wine and Food Society of New York and La Confrerie des Chevaliers du Tastevin. Due to her expertise and influence on the industry, Harriette has been inducted into the BizBash Hall of Fame as well as the International Special Events Society Hall of Legends. Harriette has also become a best-selling author and professional speaker and will lecture on the topics of weddings, social events, event design, food and wine, and more. The team of World Class Wedding Venues had the pleasure of meeting Harriette while visiting New York City in June of this year to learn about her outstanding company while attending a private event host by AllSeated at Second in New York.
In the past 40 years, Gourmet Advisory Services has designed and managed well over 5,000 events consisting of gala charity fundraisers, Fortune 500 corporate conferences, celebrity-studded weddings, and intimate dinner parties. Harriette’s talents have been on display for all to see at some of the most prestigious venues, including The Plaza Hotel, the Rainbow Room, The Mandarin Oriental New York, Radio City Music Hall, and more.
When it comes to Gourmet Advisory Services' weddings, Harriette and her team will go above and beyond to bring the couple’s dreams to reality. With the goal of creating a sense of warmth and elegance while allowing the couple and their guests to relax and enjoy the day, the luxury wedding planners work closely with clients to create a wedding that will be remembered for years to come. From creating their personalized invitation to finding the ideal venue, Harriette strives for absolute perfection and ensures her vision aligns with the couple’s desires. This also goes for all of their other events as well. On their website, the expert planner explains:
“We take the wedding and all of our events from concept to execution. Working with our clients, we first establish a vision as well as a working budget. From there, we introduce our clients to vendors and artists who we feel will be a good fit and will execute every detail perfectly. We then translate that vision into reality through the successful completion of the event.”
Whether the wedding or event is in New York or a destination elsewhere in the world, Harriette and her talented team will be there to bring your vision to life, knowing that it is a privilege to do so.
Check out this clip of Harriette speaking at the AllSeated Luncheon (if having trouble viewing the clip, please click here):