Meet LisaMarie Vargas.
Coordinator, Events & Partnerships
Dubbed the Chef Whisperer, I specialize in matching the right culinary influencer to our client’s campaign or hospitality initiative. I’ve connected Pastry Chef Francois Payard and Rado Watches for a chocolate timepiece launch; Celebrity Chef Marcus Samuelsson with Rafael Nadal and Olive Oils from Spain for a nationwide introduction to Spanish Foods; Celebrity Chef Michelle Bernstein and Citibank for Citigold branch openings, and many others. I leverage my network of culinary talent to maximize brand awareness for companies looking to amplify their reach at our events like the Taste of Tennis and other experiences. Chefs and Personalities in the culinary world are massive influencers and the conversation about food has become increasingly important as social media and reality TV has changed the way we see/eat/interact with it. I keep my finger on the pulse of food trends, up and coming chefs, and food events in order to produce exciting and valuable partnerships for my clients.
FAVORITE PART OF AYS:
Lunch time and curating event menus.
You will find me at almost any food event rubbing elbow with chefs behind the station!