Shari Bayer has over 25 years of experience in “the industry.” From working the floor at Charlie Trotter’s restaurant in Chicago to founding the NYC culinary and hospitality-focused PR agency, Bayer Public Relations, in 2003, and establishing her weekly podcast, All in the Industry on Heritage Radio Network in 2014, Shari has always loved connecting with industry insiders and providing a platform for passionate professionals to share their insights and expertise. In 2019, Shari took her passion to a new level with All in the Industry®, a new media and production company, launching H.O.S.T. Summit + Social, an all-day, inspirational, interactive and educational conference for, and about, the dynamic hospitality industry. The inaugural event took place on January 27, 2020 at The William Vale in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NYC. Shari is a former president of the New York Women’s Culinary Alliance, and a member of Les Dames d’Escoffier NY, Heritage Radio Network, and the James Beard Foundation. A Miami native, Shari earned a BA from The University of Michigan, and a Culinary Certificate from the Cooking Academy of Chicago. She has been recognized in Total Food Service’s Top Women in Metro NY Foodservice and Hospitality, and Heritage Radio Network’s Hall of Fame. Shari is also a contributing writer for Fathom, Forbes, Tasting Table and Thrillist, and a fearless solo diner and traveler.