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Celebrating with the International Women’s Forum

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This past May we were honored to cater the International Women’s Forum’s opening reception to their 50th Anniversary Leadership Conference at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). More than 1000 women from 30+ countries gathered to celebrate a legacy spanning 50 years of women leaders joining in community to support, uplift, and inspire each other.

During the conference itself, our CEO and Founder, Liz Neumark, was honored to receive the Women Who Made a Different Award, which salutes IWF members who have demonstrated innovative, tenacious, and transformational leadership, locally and globally.

The conference concluded with the 2024 Dine Around, a series of dinners, all taking place concurrently, at members’ homes throughout New York City. The largest one to date, it was the culmination of years of planning. Spearheaded by Gary Bedigan, Senior Event Director at Great Performances, it was a true demonstration of all of our core values at Great Performances.

We invited our event captains to capture the evening, showcasing their work in bringing Great Performances into each of the 44 private dinners at IWF members’ private homes, and we deployed chefs and captain-level waiters at each location. We invited our teams to share photos of themselves as they prepared for the event and the beautiful and diverse settings.

Our Team at IWF Dine Around

As we closed the evening, we were overwhelmed with the enthusiasm, camaraderie, and celebration of these incredible women as they gathered around the dinner tables to share a meal.


Dine Around 2024 Menu

Butlered Hors d’Oeuvres

  • Chickpea Pani Puri, mint, candied cumin seeds
  • Potato Cornet, wild mushroom mousse, sorrel
  • Tamari Ginger Tuna Poke, crisp sesame tuile

First Course

  • Cherries & Pearls Salad, bibb lettuce, goat cheese, radish, mint, tarragon

Entrée

  • Branzino & Roasted Spring Vegetables, saffron, lemon, carraway crisp
  • Vegan Torta Panzanella, roasted and smoked vegetables, herbed polenta, balsamic glaze, basil oil

 

Dessert

  • Assorted Petit Fours, fresh fruit tartlet, flourless chocolate cake bite, key lime tartlet, lemon curd pavlova, carrot cake bite, vanilla macaron

At the end of each Dine Around, our team baked a tray of our delicious GP Chocolate Chip Cookies as a sweet treat to leave for the hosts to enjoy.