November 15, 2018 at 11:30 a.m.
The Visionaries Luncheon is an afternoon of compelling stories from creative visionaries who are charting new territory in design and the arts.
The panel spotlights artistic and tech vanguards who bring into play disruptive and innovative ideas in art, lifestyle, and conceptual design. Moderated by Andrea Grover, panelists include Marcela Sapone and Carissa Waechter. Enjoy the afternoon at Tom Colicchio’s stunning Riverpark overlooking the East River.
Marcela Sapone is the co-founder and CEO of Hello Alfred, a tech company that provides hotel-style hospitality in your own home. Through Hello Alfred, the Harvard Business School graduate has worked to redefine urban living. She also become a staunch advocate for pro-human and pro-labor policies. Sapone has also worked with the Brookings Institute, the Secretary of Labor, and the White House under the Obama Administration to make meaningful work and income for employees a reality.
Carissa Waechter has quickly ascended to a household name throughout the Hamptons and elite culinary circles with her eponymous Carissa’s Bakery. She spent 12 years honing her craft as a pastry chef in New York City. Waechter offers croissants, pies, loaves, and more in her picture-perfect shop that is a staple of East Hampton. Each creation is more beautifully made than the last. She is a patisserie phenom with desserts that are pure art.
A third panelist and surprise guest announcement is forthcoming.
Patron Tickets $275 ($250 for Members); Sponsor Tickets $500