Katie Lee-Celebrity Chef
With the kick-off to holiday entertaining season upon us, many Americans plan to celebrate their family traditions with good company and great food. This year, entertaining and lifestyle expert Katie Lee encourages us to give back by showing a gesture of goodwill for those in need. There are so many reasons for doing so – but the best is that it makes you feel good while helping others.
Through her volunteer work at the New York Food Bank and the Celebrity Board of Feeding America, Katie is committed to working with organizations that help people in need. She will share her top Ways to Make a Difference by giving to both national and local causes which are simple, fun and creative:
· Offer “Thank You” Gifts to Aid Community Service Workers – Prepare gift baskets for your local firehouse, police station, hospital. Get your kids involved and have them help with the local deliveries.
· Make and Donate Homemade Treats to Community Centers–Katie will provide tips on making homemade snacks with your kids that your viewers can bring to local senior centers and VA hospitals
· Holiday Parties with Purpose–Katie loves turning a typical holiday party into a worthy cause by asking guests to bring an unused toy, article of clothing, or packaged food item, to be donated to a charity of choice.
· Surprise your teachers and other Unsung Heroes – Bring a package of school supplies to your kids’ school. Don’t wait until the end of the year to give a gift to your teacher. Think of thoughtful ways of celebrating the other unsung heroes in your neighborhood, such as the bus driver, postal workers and the school nurse.
Katie's broad culinary experience ranges from hosting the first season of Bravo’s hit reality series, Top Chef, to her own culinary and lifestyle columns published in Cosmopolitan and Hamptons Magazine. Katie is the author of two books, The Comfort table and The Comfort Table: Everyday Occasions. She regularly appears as a Special Correspondent, covering food and fashion for The Early Show and has served on the Judges’ panel on Food Network’s, Iron Chef America. Outside of her culinary adventures, Katie sits on the Celebrity Board for Feeding America and is a member of the Junior Committee for New Yorkers for Children. When not working or volunteering, she enjoys spending time in her organic garden, traveling, surfing and playing with her pug Fionula.
Roy Newman-Private Wine Counsel
Women & Wine Event.
An All women, charity wine event. Nov 12th 2010.
Private Wine Counsel was created by Roy Newman to offer customized and personal assistance to those interested in enhancing and enriching their wine experiences.
As a career attorney, Roy was accustomed to providing detailed and critically important advice to clients on their legal situations. Through Private Wine Counsel, Roy advises people on all matters related to wine. Roy has provided his wine advice to restaurants, wine bars, winery owners, businesses and individuals. Roy has extensive experience in the world of wine, from being an owner of a grape ranch, to having traveled to wine regions throughout the world, to having created a substantial wine collection of his own and having written and spoken on wine and wine-related topics.