Thanks to Brandon Smith of A Table For One Productions (atablefor1productions.com/) for shooting, directing, and editing this video. Additional photography and sound was provided by Anders Birch.

Speak Easy Series Presents

Local Collaboration: Brooklyn's Secret Ingredient for a Successful Food Business

a panel conversation moderated by Cara Cannella

Tuesday, April 5, 8 to 9:30pm
Veronica Peoples Club, veronica-peoplesclub.com
105 Franklin St (between Greenpoint Ave & Milton St), Greenpoint, Brooklyn

In celebration of Brooklyn’s innovative culinary collaborations, Cara Cannella interviews a group of entrepreneurs about their serendipitous and successful partnerships.

Part 2 (See vimeo.com/speakeasyseries/brooklynfoodseatotableiliamnafishco for Part 1!)

Ovenly: Agatha Kulaga & Erin Patinkin, ovenlynyc.com

hOmE: Oliver & Evan Haslegrave, home-nyc.com

Paulie Gee's: Paul Giannone, pauliegee.com

Oliver & Evan designed and built Paulie Gee's, a wood-fired pizzeria (recently named among Food & Wine's best places for pizza nationwide) where Agatha & Erin bake and provide desserts including cheesecake made with Paulie's homemade limoncello.

A portion of proceeds benefits Slow Food Japan
$8 includes tastings from Paulie Gee’s & Ovenly

Inquiries: speakeasyseriesnyc@gmail.com; 646.623.8793

Panelist Bios

Ovenly: Agatha Kulaga and Erin Patinkin met in a food-focused book club and, after tasting each other’s potluck dishes, immediately began spending time together experimenting in the kitchen. Soon after, they developed a small but thriving business baking for birthdays, weddings, and other events. Agatha and Erin received such enthusiastic responses that they decided to start Ovenly in order to offer their goods to a wider audience. Ovenly represents their passion for cooking, shared interest in their Eastern European food traditions, years in the restaurant industry, and love of everything made with butter.

hOmE: Evan and Oliver Haslegrave are hOmE, a Brooklyn-based design partnership. They have two sisters, Hadley and Morgan, and hOmE is an acronym of the four siblings' names. Their clients include: Paulie Gee's, Goat Town, Kings county Distillery, duckduck, Motorino, Van Leeuwen Ice Cream, Manhattan Inn, Against Nature, and Elsa. Currently hOmE is designing the restaurant Little One in Tribeca.

Paulie Gee’s: Brooklyn native Paul Giannone is owner of Paulie Gee’s, a wood-fired pizza restaurant in Greenpoint. A self-taught pizzaiolo who masqueraded as a computer geek for thirty years, Giannone has gone from hosting pizza tastings for friends and family from his backyard oven to owning one of Brooklyn’s most celebrated and community oriented restaurants. The restaurant, built by Greenpoint based design partnership hOmE, serves all New York beers and sources local produce and honey; local bakers Ovenly provide desserts. In February 2011, he was named among his heroes as one of Food & Wine’s top 25 pizza places in the U.S.

Speak Easy Series: Cara Cannella is founder of SPEAK EASY: Conversations with Artists & Entrepreneurs. Cara is an endlessly curious interviewer who brings her journalistic talents to the stage for this unique moderated live series. She has written for The Boston Globe, Inc., AOL Small Business, The L Magazine, and Edible Communities and has worked with Vanity Fair, The Atlantic Monthly, BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music) and LIVE from the NYPL (New York Public Library).

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