As seen in Megan Willett’s column in the Business Insider, Harriette Rose Katz is sharing the story of how THE CHOSEN FEW came to life:
“Just like the Michelin Guide for restaurants or Consumer Reports for gadgets, she hopes that The Chosen Few will help brides and grooms choose the absolute best NY has to offer in catering, décor, entertainment, invitations, lighting, music, photography, and more.” Here is the whole article as written by the lovely Megan Willett:
Getting married in New York can be a nightmare. The sheer number of vendors, boutiques, florists, musicians, and locations to choose from means that New Yorkers who are tying the knot can be overwhelmed. “First of all, New York weddings are more expensive than any other part of the United States,” Harriette Rose Katz, founder and president of Gourmet Advisory, an upscale event planning and party coordination consultancy, told Business Insider. “Secondly, there’s a lot of great competition here.”
That intense competition led Katz to dip into her knowledge of the event industry to start The Chosen Few. Just like the Michelin Guide for restaurants or Consumer Reports for gadgets, Katz hopes that The Chosen Few will help brides and grooms choose the absolute best NY has to offer in catering, décor, entertainment, invitations, lighting, music, photography, and more.
“I’ve been in the business for 35 years,” Katz told us. “And it’s such an unregulated business. Anybody can be a party planner, anybody can be a florist, or a caterer, or whatever. I thought it was time for someone to say these people are not only the best at what they do, but then also why they’re the best.”
Katz plans to keep her picks as up-to-date as possible and make sure that her list showcases companies that display excellence, artistry, and professionalism across every category.
“I give my stamp of approval to every single [company] that’s in here,” Katz said. “They cannot be in here if I have not worked with them over and over and over through the years, and if they’re not fundamentally great.”
You can find out more information at The Chosen Few website. The full 2014 group of industry leaders is below.