Table Settings: Food Conversations at Schwarzman Center part one of a three part event series designed to showcase the Schwarzman Center

Event Type: 
Student Events
Event Description: 
This was the first of a three part event series at the Schwarzman Center designed to give students a taste of the kind of programming to expect when major rennovations are completed in 2020. Four world-renowned chefs: Suvir Saran, Elizabeth Falkner, Bryan Voltaggio, and Tom Vaccaro, talked with students about significant issues and trends in today’s changing world of food. The chefs designed a multi-course dinner for students’ enjoyment and discussed fundamental questions moderated by Jeff Gordinier, Food & Drinks Editor of Esquire magazine.
Thursday, October 27, 2016
Schwarzman Center
Schwarzman Center, Yale Hospitality
Point of Contact: 
Susan Cahan, Associate Dean and Dean for the Arts, Yale College reached out to Kate to see how YC&E could help with the logistics of the Schwarzman Center events
YC&E Project Lead: 
Shannon LeGault and Megan Palluzzi
Scope of Work: 

 ·        Joint effort with Yale Hospitality to combine efforts for logistics of event

·        Worked with Yale Hospitality and Pentagram to design the aprons the chef wore and then Tyco to print materials

·        Organized an online registration for student participants

·        Managed participant selection process through a lottery system and maintained wait list

·        Prepared printed materials: program brochure, place cards, posters, etc.

·        Arranged hotels and gifts for chefs, VIPs, etc.

·        Provided onsite staff to support registration, wait list, coat check, photo booth, etc. 

·        Coordinated photography with Yale broadcast media 




“Your organization was exceptional, and your willingness and ability to collaborate not only with Yale Hospitality, which is one of your regular partners, but also with me, Kate Krier and Undergraduate Production, is an example for others to follow.”

- Susan Cahan, Yale College Associate Dean and Dean for the Arts