Shari Bayer has more than thirty years of experience in “the industry,” from working the floor at Charlie Trotter’s in Chicago and founding the NYC culinary and hospitality-focused PR agency, Bayer Public Relations, in 2003, to establishing her award-winning podcast, All in the Industry, on Heritage Radio Network in 2014. Shari's PR clients have included the Central Park Boathouse, Sullivan Street Bakery, Au Za’atar, Serafina Restaurant Group, and The Chef’s Garden, to name a few.
Shari has hosted and produced more than three hundred and fifty episodes ofAll in the Industry, which is dedicated to behind-the-scenes talent in hospitality, with her past guests including Danny Meyer, Thomas Keller, Massimo Bottura, Ruth Reichl, Daniel Boulud, Carla Hall, Dale DeGroff, Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Gail Simmons and Drew Nieporent. Over the years, Shari has covered top culinary events, festivals and conferences on her special “On the Road” episodes, including the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen, South Beach Food & Wine Festival, The World’s 50 Best Restaurants, and the James Beard Awards with exclusive red carpet interviews. Shari is proud to have received the “Best Host” Award for All in the Industry at the Taste Awards 2023.
Shari is the author of Chefwise: Life Lessons from Leading Chefs Around the World (Phaidon, Spring 2023),featuring invaluable advice from over 100 leading chefs on topics not typically taught in culinary school, both in and out of the kitchen. The participating chefs—including Michelin-star veterans, up-and-coming professionals, and casual restaurant owners—share in their own words what’s essential in a chef’s everyday life. Featured chefs include Gaggan Anand, Carolina Bazan, Massimo Bottura, Jeremy Chan, Mauro Colagreco, Tom Colicchio, Nina Compton, Dominique Crenn, Helene Darroze, Virgilio Martinez, Niki Nakayama, Yoshihiro Narisawa, Elena Reygadas, Eric Ripert, Clare Smyth, Omar Tate, and Alice Waters.
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 living in Manhattan since 1998. Shari has been recognized in Total Food Service’s Top Women in Metro NY Foodservice & 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.
Founder & President, Bayer Public Relations
Host & Producer,All in the Industry podcast
Author, Chefwise: Life Lessons from Leading Chefs Around the World (Phaidon, Spring 2023), #chefwisebook
@sharibayer @bayerpr @allindustry