Press Release For Immediate Release Contact: David Adler 646.638.3600 Ext: 101
Cell: 917.543.1024

BiZBash Media Hosts First Cater Waiter Fashion Show and Passed Hors d'Oeuvres Tasting Competition

New York, September 3, 2002 - The first BiZBash CaterWaiter Fashion Show and Passed Hors d'oeuvres Tasting Competition will take place on Wednesday, October 9th at 4 p.m. at the Javits Center as part of the 2nd Annual BiZBash Javits Meeting and Event Expo 2002 - The Fresh Idea Show. More than 50 CaterWaiters from New York City's top venues, hotels, restaurants and catering firms will glide along the BiZBash runway dressed in the finest event serving fashions, each with a tray of the most original passed hors d'oeuvres in the world.

According to David Adler, CEO of BiZBash, "It's a fun event, but the BiZBash CaterWaiter Fashion Show also has a more important mission: to elevate the art of event orchestration and to give it the respect it deserves as a vital industry in New York City that creates thousands of jobs and contributes significantly to the city's economy."

"Great entertaining is the art of combining food, presentation and hospitality to create an unforgettable experience. The wealth of talent in New York City is astonishing! Our chefs and food experts are among the most accomplished in the world. New York also has the world's most experienced, polished and attractive CaterWaiters because event serving is traditionally a way for actors, models and students to earn a living while awaiting fame and fortune," Adler said.

The 30-minute BiZBash CaterWaiter Fashion Show will feature a fabulous surprise emcee and of-the-moment DJ to pace the models and their hors' d'oeuvres trays along the catwalk. A panel of judges will present awards to winners and runners-up in seven categories: best tasting hors d'oeuvres, best presentation of classic hors d'oeuvres, most original hors d'oeuvres, best classic fashion (male and female), most original fashion/uniform (male and female), best-looking waiter and waitress, and best overall winner.

The judges will represent the corporate, food, fashion, and hospitality/special events industries. Those scheduled to appear include: Audrey J. Bird, CMP, managing director of International Meeting Planners, Ltd.; Peter Elliot, food and wine editor of Bloomberg LP and Bloomberg 11:30 A.M.; Gael Green, restaurant critic of New York Magazine; Christina Ha, host/reporter for MetroTV's Full Frontal Fashion Daily; Meryl Hillsberg, CSEP, president of Impressive Events, LLC; Judith Klein, conference and event planner, corporate events at AOL; Kathleen Moore, Vice President, Global Event Manager, JPMorgan Treasury Services at JPMorgan Chase Bank; Ms. Erica Morris, special events manager of People Magazine; Jason Nixon, editor in chief, Hamptons Magazine and Gotham Magazine; and Jane White, president of the New York Metro chapter of the International Special Events Society (ISES) and director of special events at St. John's University, Division of Institutional Advancement.

Many top caterers and restaurants are scheduled to participate. A complete list will be announced closer to the show.

BiZBash is the authoritative source for essential information about event marketing, meeting and event planning, and business entertaining. BiZBash Media publishes the BiZBash Event Style Reporter newspaper and the BiZBash Event Style Alert e-mail newsletter. The company also hosts the annual BiZBash Javits Meeting and Event Expo -- The Fresh Idea Show which attracts 1,500 of the industry's top professionals.

BiZBash was founded to serve and raise the profile of the regional meeting, event and trade show industry, a $4 billion marketplace. Prior to September 11th, 2001 New York hosted more than 100,000 business events and meetings each year.

David Adler, 646.638.3602,
Adrienne K. Yee, Cater Waiter Coordinator, 917.620.1101,

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