For Immediate Release – Starlight Orchestra Inducted into The Chosen Few

                                                                                                                                                                        May 15, 2014



New Society Recognizes the Elite of the

New York Event Industry


New York, NY – Harriette Rose Katz, the legendary New York event planner and founder of Gourmet Advisory Services, announced today the inaugural inductees of The Chosen Few. This prestigious group of industry leaders, curated by Katz, introduces a new measure of excellence for the event industry andrecognizes the best businesses in New York in the categories of catering, photography, invitations, entertainment, music, floral, tents, lighting, and event design. Drawing on Katz’s three decades of setting the standard for New York parties, weddings, and special events, twenty-three New York City based businesses have been selected.  The Chosen Few will be celebrated with an invitation-only induction ceremony on May 15th at Le Cirque.

Katz has been hailed by the Wall Street Journal as “The Queen of Top-of-the-line Social.” Discovering the best of the best vendors for her clients has become a trademark. “I have personally worked with each and every one of the companies and individuals selected to join The Chosen Few and believe they are a true asset to the events industry in New York City,” says Harriette Rose Katz. “With the stellar reputation of Gourmet Advisory and the hundreds of events we have created over the past 35 years, we are in a unique position to highlight the finest vendors in the field. The Chosen Few is my Michelin Guide for the New York City area event industry and I hope it will become a coveted and recognizable honor within the industry for years to come.”

The Chosen Few inductees are selected following an extensive vetting process taking into consideration creativity, integrity, consistent pursuit of excellence, and financial stability. Going forward, the team at Gourmet Advisory Services shall consider factors such as the company or artist’s influence on others, the innovation of their craft, as well as the superiority in style and technique. However, professional excellence shall be the essential qualification of induction into this prestigious society.

The 2014 Inductees are:

Abigail Kirsch Catering –
Catering by Restaurant Associates –
Creative Edge Parties –
Michael Scott Catering –
Stephen STARR Events –

DeJuan Stroud Inc. –
Diana Gould Ltd. –
Ed Libby & Company Events NYC –
Frank Alexander NYC –
Mark Rose Events –
Stonekelly Events –

Total Entertainment –
Untouchable Events –

Alpine Creative Group –
Fancy That –

Frost Productions –

Element Music –
Starlight Orchestras –

Gruber Photographers –
Hechler Photographers –
Michael Jurick Photography –

Stamford Tent & Event Services –
Starr Tent –


Harriette Rose Katz, Founder and President of Gourmet Advisory Services, has been one of the country’s leading wedding and event planners for 35 years. Founded in 1978 as a solo endeavor, and the only one of its kind, over the past three decades Katz’s Gourmet Advisory Services has grown into a significant award-winning business with senior partners, a full-time staff and non-stop extraordinary events. Celebrated not only as a trendsetter but also as one of the most respected event designers in the country today, Katz has an impeccable reputation for creating signature events that translate into unforgettable memories. For more information about Harriette Rose Katz and her company Gourmet Advisory Services, please and connect on Facebook at and Twitter at @HarrietteRKatz.

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