Celebrity entrepreneur and lifestyle maven Martha Stewart will headline the Restaurant Leadership Conference in Phoenix this April.
The founder of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia will share her perspective on leadership in general and the restaurant industry in particular in a fireside chat at the event, which will be held April 14-17 at the J.W. Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa.
The Emmy Award-winning television show host and author of 99 books reaches more than 100 million people monthly through her magazines, shows, books, and home products, and has helped shape the tastes of generations of Americans — supermarkets have been known to set up special tables offering the ingredients needed for recipes Stewart shared that day on her popular television shows.
The former Wall Street stockbroker from Nutley, N.J., started a catering company in 1972 that grew into a thriving business based in Westport, Conn. She published her first book, Entertaining, ten years later, and founded Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia in 1996. It expanded to include publications such as Martha Stewart Living, and Martha Stewart Weddings, and television shows such as “The Martha Living Show,” “The Martha Show,” and “Martha Stewart’s Cooking School.”
She expanded her audience even further in 2016 by collaborating with hip-hop artist and entertainer Snoop Dogg for “Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party,” which ran for two seasons on VH1.
She has worked on a wide range of consumer goods including furniture, lighting, home décor, housewares, organizational solutions, crafts, and CBD products.
Stewart also founded the Martha Stewart Center for Living at Mount Sinai in New York City, which provides outpatient clinical care and education focused on geriatric medicine and also coordinates healthy-aging research and practices.
The RLC is expected to bring around 2,000 restaurant leaders together to share their perspectives at a premier event for operators looking to grow their businesses.
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