Joseph Baum Event at The New School

Mention the name of Joe Baum (1920-1998), and the restaurants that come to mind—Windows On The World, the Four Seasons, la Fonda Del Sol—tell you he was a man of big dreams. It took a huge personality and force of will to execute some of the most extravagant restaurant projects ever seen. Joe Baum had a tenacious attention to detail and a flair for the spectacular, with the ability to pull people together to solve seemingly insurmountable obstacles. A true visionary in the spirit of those previously honored as Culinary Luminaries: James Beard, Julia Child, M.F.K. Fisher, and Craig Claiborne. Meet the people that knew and worked with Joseph Baum and learn how he changed the industry.

Participants include William Grimes, author of Appetite City, former New York Times restaurant critic; Milton Glaser, Graphic and Interior Designer on many projects for Joseph Baum; Hugh Hardy, Principal and Founder of “H3 Hardy Collaboration Architecture, LLC., and Michael Whiteman, president of Joseph Baum & Michael Whiteman Company. Moderated by Michael Batterberry, editor-in–chief and publisher of Food Arts Magazine.

What: Culinary Luminaries: Joseph Baum, Restaurant Impresario
When: Tuesday, March 16, 2010, 6:00 p.m.
Where: The New School, Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, 55 West 13th Street, 2nd Floor, NYC
Admission: $5

Tickets: 212.229-5488 or

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