New Advisory Panel for Gourmet Catalog

Gourmet CatalogDALLAS-Gourmet Catalog & Buying Group has a new advisory panel for 2015.

The advisory panel members are liaisons for Gourmet Catalog, assisting in continuing its growth and strength in the housewares industry. Members include:

Jennifer Baron, A Cook's Companion, Brooklyn, N.Y.

Mary Moore and Gregg Smith, The Cook's Warehouse, Atlanta, Ga.

Chris Wiedemer, Cooks World, Rochester, N.Y.

Mary Fricke and Steve Fricke, Cooks'Wares, Cincinnati

Art and Martha Nading, The Extra Ingredient, Greensboro, N.C.

Bob, Rick and Ron Kratchman, Kitchen Kapers, Cherry Hill, N.J.

Doug and Lia Huemoeller, Kitchen Window, Minneapolis, Minn.

Larry Oates, KitchenArt, W. Lafayette, Ind.

David and Barbara Freeman, Kitchenware Outfitters, Savannah, Ga.

Laura and Stephen Havlek, Sign of the Bear, Sonoma, Calif.

Simon Shapiro and Mardi Moran, TAGS Hardware, Cambridge, Mass.

The first meeting for the 2015 advisory panel members will be held during the buying group's Start the Year event in January. "I look forward to this first AP meeting of the new year, " said Janis Johnson, president and founder of Gourmet Catalog & Buying Group. "How lucky we are to have such experienced, market savvy retailers involved in the process of growing the GC Group and helping us reinforce our dedication to the needs of the independent."

Allison ZiskoAllison Zisko | Managing Editor/Tabletop Editor

After 15 years of covering the tabletop industry, Allison Zisko is still as enthusiastic as ever about the dinnerware, glassware and flatware categories. An in-depth analysis of how the category works intrigues her just as much as the latest fashion trends. As managing editor, Allison oversees the daily e-newsletter and works behind the scenes to help produce the print issue each month. She also directs HFN’s housewares coverage and covers the cutlery category. An avid reader, Allison is eager to talk to anyone and everyone about the latest book they are reading.


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