Founder + CEO, Plate + Decanter
For over 13 years, Marissa has planned and managed some of the nation's most exclusive private and public events. From The James Beard Foundation Awards to NYC Wine & Food Festival to countless corporate, social and non-profit events, Marissa’s experience includes collaborating closely with the food and wine industry's top talent. As a result, her company Plate + Decanter, an event management firm that specialized in culinary and wine events, was selected to produce the Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival for four years. Marissa’s current passion is promoting NY Wines through the NY Drinks NY program. Marissa is a graduate of Yale University with a B.A. in the History of Art and holds an Advanced Level Certificate from the Wine & Spirits Education Trust (WSET).