Stephan Baroni has a long and impressive career in the food and beverage industry. He began his career with the worldly New York caterer Glorious Food. Becoming the company’s top producer while orchestrating events for Malcolm Forbes, the US State Department, heads of states and major corporate and cultural clients alike, Stephan moved on to reinvent the catering division of Restaurant Associates on a national scale from the ground up where he was responsible for overseeing 20+ venues across the country plus a sizable off-premise market on both coasts.
For seven years Stephan acted as managing partner and COO of the international Paris-based firm Potel & Chabot’s US headquarters. During his tenure Potel’s sales increased eight-fold during which time he opened and operated a number of cafes for clients such as Bvlgari, Milk Studios, and restaurants at Sotheby’s, where he partnered with Tom Colicchio, and the Brooklyn Academy of Music. His career has touched some of the most recognized events on a global scale including and heading up large-scale productions such as the US Open Tennis Championships, the French Open, two Presidential Inaugurations and the Oscar Party Governors Ball, just to name a few.
In addition to launching the catering company Union Square Events (formerly Hudson Yards Catering) for the NY restaurateur Danny Meyer, Stephan owned and ran his own consulting business serving hotel and restaurant operators across the country. Currently, Stephan serves as President and COO of Colin Cowie overseeing the growth and development of the brand.