Liz Neumark

Chair

Liz Neumark, Founder and CEO of Great Performances, is a culinary visionary and a longtime trendsetter in bringing food politics to the table. She conceived of Great Performances in 1979 as a waitress service for women in the arts. In 2006, under Liz’s direction, Great Performances became the first catering company to own a farm. In 2007, along with her husband, Chaim Wachsberger, Liz also launched The Sylvia Center, an educational nonprofit for children. In 2013, she published Sylvia’s Table, an inspirational cookbook to encourage families to cook wholesome meals together.  Additionally Liz sits on the boards of GrowNYC, The New York Women’s Forum, and the Governor’s Council for Food Policy. Liz has been honored with the Food Arts Silver Spoon Award, Crain’s 100 Most Influential Women, and Ernst & Young New York Entrepreneur of the Year Award. She blogs about food politics for The Huffington Post and Straus Publications.

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