|Larry Cohen. Joined forces with Max & Me Catering to pursue NCC contract.|
Back up to September 12, 2001, the day after 9/11. I was working at home,and I came across Larry Cohen's card. On 9/6, we saw each other at a Jimmy Buffet concert and we had discussed potentially teaming up to bid on the NCC. I called him and he suggested we have dinner that night at Cuba Libre as the NCC deadline was only days away. At our meeting Larry handed me the 100+ page RFP and asked if I had any idea how to respond to it as he didn't really know how. I said that sure, I think I can figure it out. We decided that night to go after this contract as a dual company venture, Max & Me Catering doing the special event food and Festival Food Management handling the museum cafe as well as the special event alcohol service to make the revenue split more equal and allow each entity to specialize in the aspect that they had more experience in.
|Carl Sacks. We never would have sniffed the NCC without his help.|
|Hyatt Regency Penn's Landing. Our lucky place where we planned our presentation.|