Jennifer O'Flanagan, Founder
With dual degrees in Nutrition and Food Studies and over 15 years experience in the food and wine field, Jennifer has represented wineries and wine regions, chefs, cookbook authors, magazines, food brands, and food boards,. She has also worked in wine retail and spent time on restaurant floors. Since founding FeastPR in 2011, she has crafted and directed national public relations and marketing campaigns for Chile’s Montes Winery, Argentina’s Kaiken Winery, New Wines of Greece, Wines from Santorini, the Maine Lobster Marketing Collaborative, Dutch’s Spirits, Atsby Vermouth, David Family Wines, Gerolsteiner Mineral Water, and consulted on campaigns for Paulaner Brauhaus NYC and renowned French specialty food purveyor, D’Artagnan.
Jennifer stays active in the culinary community via her memberships with the New York Women’s Culinary Alliance, and Les Dames d’Escoffier International. Tweet her @jenoflanagan.
Chris Struck, Trade Strategist
Chris Struck credits his hybrid French and deeply Southern upbringing in Destin, Florida, as the birthplace of his passion for food and beverage. He began cooking for Chef Tim Creehan’s fine dining restaurant group at 14, later exploring the food and wine culture of Europe. An internship at Chef Tom Colicchio's Craft restaurant in Manhattan convinced Chris, then a culinary student at Johnson & Wales University, that New York was his professional home. He dove into the wine world, gaining certifications from the Wine and Spirits Education Trust, the Society of Wine Educators, and the Deutsche Wein und Sommelierschule in Koblenz, Germany. In addition to his work as an assistant sommelier at one of New York City's premiere wine bars, Racines NY, Struck also consulted for Terrell Wines, MC2, and formerly StarChefs as their International Chefs Congress Wine Coordinator. He is currently completing an Executive MBA in Food Marketing at Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia. Tweet him @chris_struck.
Chef Surbhi Sahni, Culinary Strategist
Chef, educator and specialty food business owner, Surbhi is known for deliciously and cleverly blending Indian, European and American ingredients and techniques to create her own distinctive sweet and savory award-winning products. In addition to her work at FeastPR, Sahni co-owns five-year-old BittersweetNYC , a company that produces and sells Indian-inspired confections, as well as having a catering/event division. Previously, she was the highly acclaimed pastry chef at Michelin-starred Tulsi, and prior to that at Michelin-starred Dévi, both in Manhattan. Sahni had the honor of being a highlighted chef at the 2005 “Worlds of Flavor” conference at the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone, California She has taught at and serves on the board of the Institute of Culinary Education, and is on the board of the Food & Finance High School, both in New York City. In addition, she is a member of Les Dames d’Escoffier New York and the New York Women's Culinary Alliance. She holds a bachelor’s degree in hotel management from India’s Manipal School of Hotel Administration and a master’s degree in food studies and food management from New York University. Tweet her @ChefSurbhi.