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Restaurateur Danny Meyer talks hospitality and success
Restaurateur Danny Meyer talks hospitality and success
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Shake Shack CEO: Service with a Smile | Mad Money | CNBC
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::2014/04/03::
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::2013/05/17::
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Danny Meyer - Setting the Table
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::2009/06/24::
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Danny Meyer in conversation with Jonathan Fanton
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Leaders with Guts: Danny Meyer, Part 1
Leaders with Guts: Danny Meyer, Part 1
::2010/05/25::
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Danny Meyer: Hospitality Can Make or Break Your Restaurant | genConnect
Danny Meyer: Hospitality Can Make or Break Your Restaurant | genConnect
::2013/04/07::
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Danny Meyer's Tabla and NYC's Artisinal Cheese Center | Reservations Required | Reserve Channel
::2014/01/11::
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Subconscious-Lee - Ron Miles, Danny Meyer, Jean Luc Davis
Subconscious-Lee - Ron Miles, Danny Meyer, Jean Luc Davis
::2014/01/04::
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Stella by Starlight - Danny Meyer (2013)
Stella by Starlight - Danny Meyer (2013)
::2013/01/12::
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Food Haven: Danny Meyer on the opening of Shake Shack in New Haven
Food Haven: Danny Meyer on the opening of Shake Shack in New Haven
::2012/09/18::
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Interview with Restateur Danny Meyer, by Steven Greer
Interview with Restateur Danny Meyer, by Steven Greer
::2012/02/08::
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Danny Meyer, Michael Anthony, & Dorothy Kalins discuss Gramercy Tavern
Danny Meyer, Michael Anthony, & Dorothy Kalins discuss Gramercy Tavern
::2013/11/04::
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Leaders with Guts: Danny Meyer, Part 3
Leaders with Guts: Danny Meyer, Part 3
::2010/05/28::
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The Restaurateur - Danny Meyer Interview
The Restaurateur - Danny Meyer Interview
::2011/11/01::
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Jonathan Tisch and Danny Meyer
Jonathan Tisch and Danny Meyer
::2013/02/11::
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Danny Meyer & Randy Garutti talk about the opening of Shake Shack, Covent Garden
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Charlie Rose   Danny Meyer 04 19 12 LLP
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::2014/02/06::
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Grant Gordy and Danny Meyer - Calla (2013)
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Danny Meyer: Thank You Vineyard Columbus
Danny Meyer: Thank You Vineyard Columbus
::2012/08/22::
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Rondo - Ariel Asch and Danny Meyer
Rondo - Ariel Asch and Danny Meyer
::2014/04/29::
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Danny Meyer's Speech at JWU Graduation 2010
::2011/08/03::
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Paul Romaine and Danny Meyer - Green Chimneys (2013)
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::2013/01/08::
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2014 Food Show Teaser of Danny Meyer
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Danny Meyer -H Street "Next Generation"(1992)
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::2010/12/18::
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Danny Meyer Highlight Video
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Dots All, Folks! with Danny Meyer
Dots All, Folks! with Danny Meyer
::2013/03/01::
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Arabesque Grotesque - Art Lande and Danny Meyer
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::2011/10/04::
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Restaurateur Danny Meyer on How to Handle Hard Times
Restaurateur Danny Meyer on How to Handle Hard Times
::2008/09/24::
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2010 Restaurant Neighbor Award Winner: Danny Meyer, Cornerstone Humanitarian
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::2010/09/14::
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Leaders with Guts: Danny Meyer, Part 2
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::2010/05/28::
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George Washington University José Andrés Class: Class 2, Food as an Industry
George Washington University José Andrés Class: Class 2, Food as an Industry
::2013/01/31::
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Investing Book Review: Setting the Table by Danny Meyer
Investing Book Review: Setting the Table by Danny Meyer
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Danny Meyer speaking at CTAM in New York
Danny Meyer speaking at CTAM in New York
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The Innovators: Union Square Hospitality Group
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Children - Danny Meyer, Colin Stranahan, Mark Clifford, Kent McLagan (2011)
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Fireside Chat with Danny Meyer - Inman Connect
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The RESTAURATEUR- trailer
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Danny Meyer: The Key to Ultimate Luxury
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Leaders with Guts: Danny Meyer, Part 7
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ICC with Danny Meyer: Culinary Entrepreneurship
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Mario Batali, Jacques Pepin, Danny Meyer: Why ICC
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Shake Shack Owner, Danny Meyer, and CEO, Randy Garutti
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Danny Meyer, Union Square Hospitality Group - Doing Good is Good for Business
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For the Australian rules footballer, see Danny Meyer (footballer).
Danny Meyer
Danny Meyer FT Charity Wine Dinner 2010.jpg
Meyer in 2010
Born (1958-03-14) March 14, 1958 (age 56)
St. Louis, Missouri
Ethnicity Jewish
Education Trinity College
Occupation Restauranter
Known for Restaurant founder:
--Union Square Cafe
--Gramercy Tavern
--Eleven Madison Park
--Blue Smoke and Jazz Standard
--Terrace 5
--Cafe 2
--The Modern at the MoMA
--Maialino
--Untitled at The Whitney
--Shake Shack
Spouse(s) Audrey Rayelyn Heffernan
Website
http://www.ushgnyc.com

Daniel "Danny" Meyer (born March 14, 1958) is a New York City restaurateur and the Chief Executive Officer of the Union Square Hospitality Group (USHG).

Background and early career[edit]

Meyer was born and raised in a reform Jewish family in St. Louis,[1] where he attended John Burroughs School. Meyer worked for his father as a tour guide in Rome during college, and then returned to Rome to study international politics. After graduating from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut in 1980 with a degree in Political Science,[2] Meyer worked in Chicago as Cook County Field Director for John Anderson's 1980 independent presidential campaign. Meyer later gained his first restaurant experience in 1984 as an assistant manager at Pesca, an Italian seafood restaurant in the Flatiron District of New York City. He then returned to Europe to study cooking as a culinary stagiaire in both Italy and Bordeaux.[3] In 1985, at 27, he began his career as a restaurateur by opening Union Square Cafe.[4]

Career[edit]

In 1985, Meyer opened his first restaurant: Union Square Cafe. In order to make it successful, Danny Meyer focused on customer satisfaction.[5]

Meyer’s restaurants and other businesses include: Union Square Cafe, Gramercy Tavern, Blue Smoke and Jazz Standard, Shake Shack, The Modern, Cafe 2 and Terrace 5 at MoMA, Maialino, Untitled at the Whitney Museum, Union Square Events, and Hospitality Quotient.[6] Union Square Events, USHG's catering division, operates several concessions at major sports facilities (Shake Shack, Blue Smoke, El Verano Taqueria, and Box Frites) including the Mets Citi Field, Saratoga Race Course, and Washington Nationals Park.[7]

In late 2011, USHG opened North End Grill and a second location of Blue Smoke, both in Battery Park City.[8] In 2011, the Union Square Hospitality group sold Eleven Madison Park to its chef Daniel Humm and front-of-house director Will Guidara.[9]

Events[edit]

USHG also founded and continues to organize the annual Big Apple Barbecue Block Party in NYC, which takes place in Madison Square Park and features regionally diverse barbecue from visiting pitmasters. The event benefits the Madison Square Park Conservancy.[10]

Writings[edit]

Meyer co-authored The Union Square Cafe Cookbook (HarperCollins, 1994) with his business partner, Chef Michael Romano. The book earned the IACP Julia Child Award for the best new cookbook by a first-time author, and was followed up with the highly acclaimed Second Helpings from Union Square Cafe (HarperCollins, 2001). Meyer also authored the New York Times bestseller Setting the Table (HarperCollins, 2006), which examines the power of hospitality in restaurants, business, and life. In May 2009, Meyer's restaurants released a cocktail cookbook, Mix Shake Stir (Little, Brown) featuring 140 recipes, along with tips, anecdotes and photography.[11]

Community activism[edit]

Meyer has served on the boards of Share Our Strength and City Harvest.[12] In addition, he served as Co-Chair of the Union Square Partnership for 5 years [13] and as an executive committee member for NYC & Co and the Madison Square Park Conservancy.[14]

Ratings and reviews[edit]

Four of USHG’s restaurants have earned three stars from The New York Times and Eleven Madison Park was upgraded to four stars in 2009. Three of the five “Most Popular” restaurants in the 2011 New York Zagat Survey are part of USHG, including Union Square Cafe, which has held the #1 spot nine times.[15] Eleven Madison Park held three Michelin Stars, while The Modern and Gramercy Tavern each hold one Michelin Star[16] and Eleven Madison Park was designated Grand Chef Relais & Chateaux in 2008 and named one of S. Pellegrino’s “50 Best Restaurants” in 2010 and 2011.[17]

Awards[edit]

Meyer and USHG have won 25 James Beard Foundation Awards [18]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Setting the Table : The Power of Hospitality in Restaurants, Business, and Life
  • The Union Square Café Cookbook
  • Second Helpings from Union Square Cafe
  • Mix Shake Stir

Book Reviews[edit]

  • The Union Square Café Cookbook was described in the New York Journal of Books as ". . . expertly adapted for home use and offers many dishes worth trying and adding to your repertoire."[20]

Personal life[edit]

In 1988, Meyer married Audrey Rayelyn Heffernan in an interfaith Roman Catholic and Jewish service at Unitarian Church of All Souls in Manhattan.[21]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kahn, Howie. "Two Wise Men". GQ. " I grew up in a reform Jewish family in St. Louis. Our idea of Judaism was no Bar mitzvahs and a Christmas tree that had a skirt at the bottom embroidered with the names of my grandparents" 
  2. ^ Fabricant, Florence. "Times Topics - Danny Meyer". The New York Times. 
  3. ^ "Danny Meyer". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 4 October 2011. 
  4. ^ Fabricant, Florence. "Times Topics - Danny Meyer". The New York Times. 
  5. ^ http://www.bighospitality.co.uk/Your-Business/Pearls-of-Wisdom/Danny-Meyer-Pearls-of-Wisdom
  6. ^ Wilsey, Sean (2011-08-04). "A Movable Feast: Danny Meyer on a Roll". The Times Magazine. Retrieved 2011-09-07. 
  7. ^ Sutton, Ryan (2009-04-22). "Citi Field’s $48 VIP Meal, Shake Shack Burgers, Beer: Food Buzz". Bloomberg.com. Retrieved 2011-09-07. 
  8. ^ Morabito, Greg (2010-07-29). "BPC Gets Shake Shack, Blue Smoke, Third Meyer Restaurant". EaterNY.com. Retrieved 2011-09-07. 
  9. ^ http://ny.eater.com/archives/2011/10/danny_meyer_confirms_eleven_madison_park_sale.php>
  10. ^ "The Event". Bigapplebbq.org. Retrieved 2011-09-08. 
  11. ^ "Hachette Book Group". Retrieved 4 October 2011. 
  12. ^ "At the Chef’s Table: Restaurant Partners". Retrieved 12 September 2011. 
  13. ^ "Danny Meyer Turns Over Helm of Union Square Partnership". Retrieved 12 September 2011. 
  14. ^ "Danny Meyer". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 12 September 2011. 
  15. ^ Wilsey, Sean (2011-08-04). "A Movable Feast: Danny Meyer on a Roll". The Times Magazine. Retrieved 2011-09-07. 
  16. ^ "Michelin Guide Unleashed". Eater NY. Retrieved 2011-10-04. 
  17. ^ "The Top 50 Best Restaurants 1-50". The S. Pellegrino World's 50 Best Restaurants. Retrieved 2011-09-21. 
  18. ^ "James Beard Foundation web". Retrieved 12 September 2011. 
  19. ^ "Penn State’s School of Hospitality Management Names Danny Meyer as Conti Professor". hhdev.psu.edu. Retrieved 2014-08-13. 
  20. ^ New York Journal of Books
  21. ^ New York Times: "Daniel Meyer Weds Audrey Heffernan" August 28, 1988

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