Year after year, our specialty purveyors offer their time and talents - creating intriguing, inventive, delicious, and portable foods for our Martha Stewart American Made Summit.
It’s important to me that we always offer attendees tasty and satisfying meals for breakfast, lunch and the various breaks. All our foods and snacks are prepared using all-natural wholesome ingredients. I want to thank Chef Pierre Schaedelin and PS Tailored Events for creating the delicious lunch for our VIP ticketed guests. Thank you to Honoree, Sweetgreen for providing their wonderful selection of salads. And, thanks to everyone on our American Made team who worked tirelessly to plan and oversee all the event details.
We closed this year’s symposium with a party sponsored by MailChimp, featuring some of our favorite New York City neighborhood vendors. We all enjoyed sampling the many dishes and ingredients! It was a spectacular day for all. Enjoy these last photos.
Dozens of our well-loved purveyors joined our American Made Summit to share their delicious foods.
Our guests were offered breakfast when they arrived – a bounty of some of our favorite pastries, including Petrossian’s chocolate croissants, Maman’s Kouign-amann, and Breads Bakery’s cinnamon rolls and Swiss Muesli rolls. (Photo by Mike Krautter)
Hint Water provided a variety of flavored waters to keep attendees hydrated all day. Using only natural fruit flavors, these waters do not contain any unnecessary additives or GMOs. Founder, Kara Goldin, is another inspiring entrepreneur with a great story. (Photo by Mike Krautter) http://www.forbes.com/sites/dansimon/2015/02/20/liquid-courage-hint-water-ceo-kara-goldin-takes-on-the-world/#74cf9f45c3f8
Natalie’s Orchard Island Juices brought fresh-squeezed juices all the way from Florida. And, there’s no sugar added in any of these drinks. http://www.orchidislandjuice.com/
We had fresh apples available from Red Jacket Orchard. http://redjacketorchards.com/
Alexa Stark and Dana Miller from our Corporate Communications Team were on hand to greet all our attendees.
Coffee and tea from my Martha Stewart Cafe were always nearby for our guests to enjoy. http://www.marthastewartcafe.com
This year, I hosted lunch in this large showroom, overlooking the Hudson River, for gold and silver ticket buyers. (Photo by Mike Krautter)
Lunch started with this beautifully composed salad made with Gotham Green’s Blooming Brooklyn Lettuce Medley and Hayden Mills’ farro. Everyone enjoyed it. (Photo by Mike Krautter)
We also wanted to serve salmon from Loki Fish Company, one of this year’s American Made winners, so I asked my friend, Chef Pierre Schaedelin from PS Tailored Events, to make this delicious creamy chowder using their fresh salmon. (Photo by Mike Krautter) http://www.lokifish.com/
All our guests loved lunch.
It was a great way for attendees to share ideas and stories.
Another wonderful meal prepared by Chef Pierre and his sous-chef, Aron.
Other attendees were offered delicious salads from Honoree, Sweetgreen. http://www.sweetgreen.com
There were several salads to choose from: Shroomami salad with organic wild rice, shredded kale, raw beets, bean sprouts, basil, spicy sunflower seeds, warm portobello mix, roasted sesame tofu and miso sesame ginger dressing, chicken salad with roasted brussels sprouts, chopped romaine, organic mesclun, sweet potatoes, and cranberry vinaigrette, a harvest bowl salad with wild rice, kale, apples, sweet potatoes, roasted chicken, local goat cheese, toasted almonds, and balsamic vinaigrette, and a hummus salad with lemon juice, tahini paste, extra virgin olive oil, garlic, salt, pepper, cumin, jalapeno peppers and chickpeas.
All the salads were made fresh that morning.
Sarah Carey, our executive editorial director of food and entertaining, with director of food development, Thomas Joseph
Attendees could enjoy refreshments in the networking lounge. Taylor Creative Inc. provided all the comfortable furniture. http://taylorcreativeinc.com
To help keep attendees fueled for the full day of talks, shopping and networking, we had plenty of healthy snacks. Unique Pretzels sent a variety of treats. https://www.uniquesplits.com
More healthy snacks came from Sensible Portions. http://www.sensibleportions.com/en/
The perfect afternoon pick-me-up – Ample Hills is wildly popular and known for lines that go out the store in their flagship Brooklyn location. They served their over-the-top flavors, Ooey Gooey Butter Cake, and The Munchies. http://www.amplehills.com/
Jack Arenas and Heather Kirkland
To conclude our 2016 American Made Summit, we hosted one last grand cocktail party sponsored by the leading email marketing platform, MailChimp. (Photo by Mike Krautter) http://mailchimp.com/
Our friends at Bobolink Dairy and Bakehouse brought a variety of heirloom grain breads and grass-fed cheeses. Among them, “Jean-Louis”, a tribute to the late and great chef, Jean-Louis Palladin, “Drumm”, a complex, grassy, semi-firm cheese, and “Cave-Aged Cheddar” made to our specifications in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mike Krautter)
I was so happy to see guests having such a good time.
Everyone enjoyed the Torani DIY flavored soda bar serving a variety of delicious drinks. Each and every Torani flavor is created with care and pride in the United States. www.torani.com/
Local maker, Brooklyn Seltzer Boys, partnered with Torani to provide the bubbles for the Torani DIY flavored soda bar. http://www.brooklynseltzerboys.com
Blaney Rotanz and Lauryn McLaughlin
I was happy to have our old friend Elizabeth Ryan serve her tasty hard cider – right in the middle of New York City’s “Cider Week”. You can still catch events if you’re in the area. http://ciderweeknyc.com/ http://www.marthastewart.com/915501/tour-breezy-hill-apple-orchard
Attendees had another chance to network and share business thoughts at the closing cocktail party.
We served wine from one of our favorite purveyors, the Robert Mondavi Winery. https://www.robertmondaviwinery.com
There were several choices from Robert Mondavi – 2014 Fume Blanc Napa Valley, 2014 Chardonnay Napa Valley, 2013 Cabernet Sauvignion Napa Valley, and 2014 Pinot Noir Napa Valley. (Photo by Mike Krautter)
Harvest Spirits makes a great line of liquors in upstate in Valatie, New York. (Photo by Mike Krautter) http://www.harvestspirits.com/
Angus Chen and his wife, Natalie
Breads Bakery brought in an assortment of delicious bites. We sell Breads Bakery products at our own Martha Stewart café. In addition to some of our classic favorites, they also sampled their new ‘Cretzel’ for our closing party. http://www.breadsbakery.com/
Hansen Shieh is founder of One Culture Foods. H e brought a few dishes showcasing his spicy, Asian sauces. http://www.oneculturefoods.com/
Paul Delmiche and Tina Carmelich
Our 2016 winners, Uplands Cheese, shared their superlative Pleasant Ridge Reserve cheese – one of the most awarded cheeses. https://www.uplandscheese.com
Scott Schubert and Martin Mendoza
The iconic La Brea Bakery shared their latest line of products, La Brea Bakery Reserve – made with flour and wheat from Wheat Montana Farms in Big Sky, Montana. It is the first nationally available farm-to-table bread. 2016 American made winner, Loki Fish Company sampled hot smoked pepper garlic southeast Alaska wild pink salmon and hot smoked northwest style southeast Alaska wild sockeye salmon.
The Salty Road makes delicious taffy at their factory in Brooklyn, New York. http://www.thesaltyroad.com/pages/our-story
Kim Miller-Olko with her son, Ethan, who volunteered to help his mom for the long 13-hour day.
We kept our Martha & Marley Spoon table open, so attendees could learn more about our new meal-kit delivery service and our first Thanksgiving box. https://marleyspoon.com
Celebrating another terrific year of American Made! Here are just a few from our core team that worked on this big event with me – Heather, Blaney, Lauryn, Kim, Anduin Havens and Blaze Pennington. See you next year! (Photo by Mike Krautter)