Cherry Bombe Magazine Hosts Its Third Annual Jubilee in New York City

Monday, April 11, 2016

Top right: Matt Sartwell of Kitchen Arts & Letters was on hand to oversee (brisk!) book sales; Left: Jasmine and Melissa Hemsley; Center: Stephanie Smith of 300 Sandwiches; Lower Right: Attendees (including trendwatcher Irma Zandl) were very active on social media, posting photos and highlights all day long

Last year, we were too late to nab tickets to the 2nd annual Cherry Bombe Jubilee, so this year we marked our calendars and made sure not to miss the 3rd annual Jubilee, held yesterday at the High Line Hotel in New York City.

We’re glad we did.  A gathering of hundreds of (mostly) women professionals from all ends of the culinary and hospitality fields — including chefs (e.g., Hillary Sterling of Vic’s), pastry chefs (e.g., Melissa Weller of Sadelle’s), restaurateurs (e.g., Mandy Oser of Ardesia), entrepreneurs (e.g., barbecue heiress Amy Mills, publisher Nycci Nellis), authors, journalists, students, and more (e.g., trendwatcher Irma Zandl) — this year’s Jubilee provided a wonderful opportunity to connect and reconnect with friends and colleagues while feasting on a day’s worth of insights and experiences from dozens of speakers (listed below).

It was a special pleasure to see so many of Karen’s fellow members of Les Dames d’Escoffier in attendance — including author Beth Allen, publicist Carrie Bachman, Heritage Radio host Shari Bayer, chef Heather Carlucci, author Corinne Chang, chef Elizabeth Falkner, La Caravelle Champagne’s Rita Jammet, coach Deborah Mintcheff, publicist Marsha Palanci, publicist Aileen Robbins, entrepreneur Lynne Ryan, and author Corinne Trang.

As Lynne Ryan and Karen had bonded over their high school pageantry (with Lynne a former Junior Miss and Karen a national semifinalist for Miss Teenage America), when Lynne happened to run into Allie Nault — the reining Miss America’s Outstanding Teen, a program of the Miss America pageant — who is on her way to culinary school in the fall, of course she brought her by to meet Karen!


Top Left: Moderator Ellen Bennett with “How to Be the Boss” panelists Jodi Berg, Amanda Hesser, Katrina Markoff, and Christina Minardi; Middle Left: Mimi Sheraton chats with attendees; Middle: Nycci Nellis and Andrew Dornenburg; Lower Left: ex-Junior Miss Lynne Ryan, Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Allie Nault, and ex-Miss Teenage America national semifinalist Karen Page; Left (top): Grace Ramirez with her book LA LATINA; Left (bottom): “So You Want to be a Farmer?” moderator Erin Fairbanks with panelists Katie Baldwin, Molly Culver, Laura Ferrara, Amanda Merrow, and Leah Penniman

While Andrew was in the definite minority as a male (something he’s quite used to, given all of the countless all-women gatherings of Northwestern’s Council of 100 and Harvard Business School’s alumnae network he’s attended in support of Karen over the years), we were impressed to see chef Danny Bowien of Mission Chinese show up in support of his teammate Angela Dimayuga — and enjoyed speaking with fellow author Andrew Friedman as well as chef Rob Newton of Brooklyn’s Nightingale Nine, Wilma Jean, and Smith Canteen (who was there in support of Jubilee cofounder Kerry Diamond).

Kudos to cofounders Kerry Diamond and Claudia Wu for pulling together a high-energy program punctuated by delicious breaks, with meals and snacks provided by the likes of Champagne Taittinger, Dig Inn and Whole Foods.


Top Left: Members of Les Dames New York gather in front of the neon “Jubilee” sign, including (clockwise from bottom left) Elizabeth Falkner, Rita Jammet, Beth Allen, Shari Bayer, Corinne Trang, Lynne Ryan, Aileen Robbins, Karen Page, Marsha Palanci, and Deborah Mintcheff; Top Right: “New York’s Next Wave” panel moderated by Melissa Clark: Emma Bengtsson, Chloe Coscarelli, Adrienne Cheatham, Angela Dimayuga, and Alissa Wagner; Center Left: Padma Lakshmi; Lower Left (top) Kat Kinsman and (bottom) Kerry Diamond and Martha Stewart; Lower Right: Karen Page, Eve Ellis, Annette Niemtzow, Andrew Friedman, Klancy Miller (with her new book COOKING SOLO), and Andrew Dornenburg

Word of advice:  The minute ticket sales for the 2017 Jubilee are announced, mark your calendars….They go very quickly!

The Third Annual Cherry Bombe Jubilee
Sunday, April 10th, 2016
9:30am to 6pm
The High Line Hotel, Manhattan


 9:30 to 10:30am Registration and Networking Breakfast

Presented by American Express OPEN
Food by Dimes

10:30 am to 12:30pm

WELCOME by Kerry Diamond and Claudia Wu, Cherry Bombe founders

GOOD + SIMPLE with Jasmine and Melissa Hemsley of Hemsley + Hemsley.
Introduction by Danielle and Laura Kosann of The New Potato

HOW TO BE THE BOSS with Christina Minardi of Whole Foods,
Jodi Berg of Vitamix, Amanda Hesser of Food52,
and Katrina Markoff of Vosges.
Moderated by Ellen Bennett of Hedley & Bennett.
Introduction by Stephanie Smith of 300 Sandwiches.

Boss wisdom: “Set high expectations, but lead with love and compassion.”
Christina Minardi of Whole Foods

Food52 offers paternity leave that is as long as maternity leave.”
Amanda Hesser of Food52

 SO YOU WANT TO BE A FARMER with Leah Penniman of Soul Fire Farm,
Katie Baldwin and Amanda Merrow of Amber Waves Farm,
Molly Culver of The Youth Farm, and Laura Ferrara of Westwind Orchard.
Moderated by Erin Fairbanks of Heritage Radio Network.
Introduction by Sierra Tishgart of New York Magazine

 12:30 to 1:45pm

Lunch Presented by Dig Inn
Beverages by Health-Ade Kombucha

1:45 to 3:15pm

FEEDING THE BEAST with Kat Kinsman of Tasting Table.
Introduction by Jordana Rothman, journalist/author

THE WAY IT WAS with Mimi Sheraton, journalist/author. Introduction by Olivia Terenzio of OpenTable.

 NEW YORK’S NEXT WAVE with Adrienne Cheatham of Red Rooster Harlem, Emma Bengtsson of Aquavit, Alissa Wagner of Dimes, Angela Dimayuga of Mission Chinese Food, and Chloe Coscarelli of By Chloe.
Moderated by Melissa Clark of The New York Times

“We had a lot of cooks on the first day who didn’t know what ‘vegan’ meant.”
Chloe Coscarelli

a reading by Padma Lakshmi. Introduction by Priya Krishna of Lucky Peach

 3:15 to 4:00pm

Snack Break Presented by Whole Foods Market with:
Anita’s Yogurt + Amy Chaplin
Erin McKenna’s Bakery + Justine D.
Four & Twenty Blackbirds + Diana Yen of The Jewels of New York
Hot Bread Kitchen + Lexie Smith
Ovenly + Yossi Arefi of Apt. 2B Baking Co.
Salvatore Bklyn + Klancy Miller

BOOK SIGNING with Padma Lakshmi

4:00 to 5:00pm

KEYNOTE CONVERSATION Martha Stewart with Kerry Diamond

“It’s hard to have it all, but it’s important to have as much of it as you can.”
Martha Stewart

Closing Remarks, and Contest Drawings

5:00 to 6:00pm

Networking Reception Presented by Culinary Agents
Bubbly by Champagne Taittinger
Cheese Selection by Saxelby Cheesemongers
Chocolate by Vosges Haut-Chocolat

Available all day:
Coffee by Stumptown Coffee Roasters
Tea by T2
Whole Foods Market 365 Spring Water


Cherry Bombe magazine is a beautifully designed biannual publication that celebrates women and food—those who grow it, make it, serve it, style it, enjoy it and everything in between. It is about sustenance and style and things that nourish the mind, the eye and, of course, the stomach. Readers, subjects and contributors are passionate about food, aesthetics and the world around them. Cherry Bombe is available at select bookstores (e.g., Kitchen Arts & Letters) and boutiques and by subscription.

Cherry Bombe Jubilee is an annual event hosted by Cherry Bombe magazine.

Categorized: New York City