Episode 15 – Interview with Lee Brian Schrager

Lee Brian Schrager - Founder of South Beach Wine & Food Festival

In this episode, we were joined by Lee Brian Schrager, one of the nation’s preeminent event planners. Lee is the brains behind the Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach and New York Wine & Food Festivals. Both of these events bring in tens of thousands of visitors from across the world and showcase the talents of the most renowned chefs and culinary personalities. Lee joined the podcast to share his career path in the hospitality business and some of the biggest lessons learned along the way. We also discussed his many philanthropic initiatives and how he’s providing invaluable job opportunities for students at FIU’s Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management. Lee discussed his passion for giving back to the community and some of the causes that most inspire him. Listeners will also get the inside scoop on some of his friendships and partnerships including American Chef Anthony Bourdain and Chef Giada De Laurentiis.


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