Festival Producers

Founded by award-winning chef, international restaurateur, and cookbook author Marcus Samuelsson. From high-end restaurants and fast-casual cafes to festivals and special events, the Group is committed to creating outstanding culinary experiences that celebrate food, music, culture and art. Distinction, community and diversity are core to our beliefs and offerings.

Herb Karlitz launched Karlitz & Company in 1990 as a full service “lifestyle and entertainment” marketing firm, which is now the industry leader in leveraging partnerships and designing memorable experiences that enhance luxury and lifestyle brands.  A recognized innovator in creating celebrity chef-driven events, programs for corporate partners and sponsors, and festivals.

Harlem EatUp! Culinary Council

Melba Wilson
Melba's Restaurant

Leah Abraham & Antonino Settepani

Camaron Fagan & Eric Binder
Row House

Roy Henley
The Grange Bar & Eatery

Yvette Leeper-Bueno

Jelena Pasic
Harlem Shake

Carlos & Markisha Swepson
BLVD Bistro

Skai Young & Raymond Zamanta
LoLo's Seafood Shack

Karl Franz Williams
Solomon and Kuff's Rum Hall / 67 Orange