Festival Producers

Community, diversity, mentorship, and culinary distinction are core to our beliefs and offerings. We are committed to creating outstanding experiences that celebrate food, music, culture and art in all our endeavors from high-end restaurants to fast-casual cafes to festivals and special experiential events. Founded and led by award-winning chef, international restaurateur, and cookbook author Marcus Samuelsson, we maintain his culinary and cultural pillars in all that we do.

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

Harlem EatUp! Culinary Council

Jo-Ann Barett and Eileen Barett
Aromas Boutique Bakery 

Yvette Leeper-Bueno

Camaron Fagan
Harlem Tavern

Lexis Gonzalez
Lady Lexis Sweets

Roy Henley
Bierstrasse/The Grange Bar & Eatery

Tabatha Lozano
Sprinkle Splash Sweet Shoppe Inc.

Jelena Pasic
Harlem Shake

RanDe Rogers
Sisters Caribbean Cuisine 

Leah Abraham and Antonino Settepani

Carlos & Markisha Swepson
BLVD Bistro 

Karl Franz Williams
Solomon and Kuff Rum Hall / 67 Orange

Melba Wilson
Melba's Restaurant

Skai Young & Raymond Zamanta
LoLo's Seafood Shack