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For over 30 years, Harriette Rose Katz, joined by her daughter Melissa Rosenbloom and her niece Claudia Warner, and their team of expert planners at Gourmet Advisory Services in New York have built and maintained their reputation as one of the country’s premier event planning companies. They create exquisite weddings that seamlessly bring together detail, creativity, personality and elegance. But what’s incredibly impressive about the Gourmet Advisory, is just that, their deep knowledge and appreciation for social entertaining as it is experienced through food and beverage. That passion for the culinary arts begins and ends with Harriette Rose Katz.
Harriette Rose Katz founded her event planning company in 1978, long before it was the trendy thing to do. What began as a solo practice has grown into a significant business with senior partners, a full time staff and a calendar packed year round with events. Known within and without the wedding planning industry as a trendsetter, Harriette is one of the most respected event planners in the country today.
The reason for her success? Harriette took her passion for design and culinary arts, as well as her extensive world travels and combined them to create a singularly respected force in the wedding planning world. Under her guidance, her sophisticated team brings in-depth knowledge, experience and outright passion to their work. All clients are treated with the utmost care and respect, with each detail of their individual events designed and implemented to meet their every desire.
Together with her incredibly talented staff, Harriette’s talents have been showcased at the most prestigious and exclusive venues, including The Pierre Hotel, The Plaza Hotel, The Metropolitan Club, The St. Regis Hotel, the Rainbow Room, Radio City Music Hall, The Mandarin Oriental New York, Cipriani, The Waldorf-Astoria and The Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach, to name but a few.
As a wedding planner, Harriette translates the soon-to-be-bride and groom’s dreams into an exciting reality. From creating the personalized invitation, to finding the ideal venue for the ceremony and reception, Harriette strives for detailed perfection while making sure her vision reflects her client’s dreams and desires.
For almost 20 years, Harriette served as President and Chief Operating Officer of the New York chapter of the Confrerie de la Chaine Des Rotisseurs, one of the world’s most prestigious food and wine organizations and was a recipient of that organization’s Gold Star of Excellence. She is also a member of The Wine and Food Society of New York, La Confrerie des Chevaliers du Tastevin and is a Fellow of the Culinary Institute of America. She was also recently inducted into the Biz Bash Hall of Fame and the International Special Events Society (ISES) Hall of Legends.
As a well-established leader in entertaining, party planning and event design, it’s no surprise that Harriette has garnered plenty of media attention over the years. She was declared the “Number One Wedding Planner in Manhattan” by New York Metro and has been quoted as an industry expert in leading publications including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Quest, Modern Bride, InStyle, Bride’s, People, New England Bride, New York Daily News, New York Post, Grace Ormonde’s Wedding Style Magazine and the Robb Report. Her expertise has also been featured on local news programs, a Discovery Channel show about the ultimate wedding, and a TLC wedding-planning show called The Good, The Bad and The Ugly.
Harriette’s work and expertise were featured in the gorgeous coffee table book, Art of Celebration – The Making of a Gala – New York Style. She is also an author, having written Where to Seat Aunt Edna and 500 Other Great Wedding Tips, which garnered critical acclaim and has been celebrated as a modern and practical approach to handling, with grace, challenges facing today’s engaged couples.