A Great Way to Usher in the Holidays!!

First let me thank our Culinary Connections sponsors – Christal McElroy, EisnerAmper; Karolina Dehnhard, Budd Larner; and Vince Egan, Benjamin Edwards. Our sponsors understand the power of making the right connections over great food, wine and conversation!

And many thanks to our wonderful team at The Highlawn Pavilion – Chef Pascal, Kurt Knowles and Christopher Gellings. I hope you all had a chance to meet Chef….he is very entertaining and a true gourmet! Think of having your next meeting in The Wine Cellar, or better yet, taking your sweetheart to lunch or dinner over the holidaze!

A special thanks goes to our photographer, Mahvash Saba of Mahvash is a Kodak International Award winner and does all of our events and headshots. She can do yours too! Her clients include organizations such as Leading Women Entrepreneurs and B.I.G, and her ability to capture the essence of a person or an event is remarkable. Hope you will have her photograph your next headshot, family portrait or event!

An Impressive Group of Connectors!

My heartfelt thanks to all of YOU for joining last Thursday’s Holiday Kick-off Culinary Connections! I am always so impressed by the diversity and high quality of the connectors that join us for Culinary Connections. I have heard from many of you that a lot of great connections were made! Please let me know of any great connection (business or personal) that you made and I will share!

View Our Gallery of Connectors at December’s Culinary Connections at The Highlawn Pavilion

Save the Date

Our next Culinary Connections event will be held at the very elegant Grand Café in Morristown, date TBA shortly.  Desmond Lloyd and I go way back, and I am excited that he will be sharing his beautiful setting and fabulous food with us. Please have a look at the website here:

We are always looking for sponsors for upcoming events. Please let me know if you are interested in sponsoring one of our upcoming Culinary Connections events! A great way to get your name out there. Please email or call me for more info!

Thank You!

Thank you again everyone. You are an awesome group and I am thrilled that you came. And please don’t forget to send me details on any great connections you have made!

Susan Ascher





“Thanks for another great evening. I have been to all five of your Culinary Connections and what I love is how each one has its own personality based upon the venue and the folks who attend. At each event, I have made new connections that I know will be lasting ones; yet, at the same time, I reconnect with people that I am so grateful to see again. Last night’s intimate setting allowed me to connect with most of the room and still have meaningful conversations with those that I was looking forward to seeing again.”