In 1979, Liz Neumark, graduated from Barnard College and ready to launch her career as a photographer, conceived of Great Performances as a waitress service – a way for women in the arts to support themselves. Today Great Performances is not only one of the largest off-premise catering companies in New York City, but also the most unique. Liz bought 60-acre organic Katchkie Farm that supplies local produce to the company’s special events, cafes, and line of artisanal products and founded The Sylvia Center, a non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring children to eat well. She was honored as one of Crain’s New York’s 100 Most Influential Women and Ernst & Young New York’s Entrepreneurs of the Year. Liz blogs for The Huffington Post.