Harriette Rose Katz, Founder and President of Gourmet Advisory Services, has been one of the country’s leading wedding and event planners for 36 years. Founded in 1978 as a solo endeavor, and the only one of its kind, over the past three decades Harriette’s Gourmet Advisory Services has grown into a significant, award-winning business with senior partners, a full-time staff, and non-stop extraordinary events. Celebrated not only as a trendsetter but also as one of the most respected event designers in the country today, Harriette has an impeccable reputation for creating signature events that translate into unforgettable memories. Passionate about the event industry as a whole, her dedication to promoting excellence, cultivating artistry, and maintaining the highest standards of professionalism inspired Harriette to create The Chosen Few, an elite society for New York event professionals.
As the original professional event planner who has since inspired thousands to follow in her well-heeled footsteps, Harriette is much more than an entertaining and party planning legend. She’s a food and beverage expert with the credentials to prove it. 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 its coveted Gold Star of Excellence. Harriette 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 BizBash Hall of Fame and the International Special Events Society (ISES) Hall of Legends.