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
Lady Lexis Sweets
Bierstrasse/The Grange Bar & Eatery
Sprinkle Splash Sweet Shoppe Inc.
Sisters Caribbean Cuisine
Leah Abraham and Antonino Settepani
Carlos & Markisha Swepson
Karl Franz Williams
Solomon and Kuff Rum Hall / 67 Orange
Skai Young & Raymond Zamanta
LoLo's Seafood Shack