Shari founded Bayer Public Relations with the vision of generating quality publicity for quality products. Particularly passionate about food and restaurants, Shari has focused on these fields, offering a personalized service to her clients, while maintaining a strong presence in the hospitality community. Her boutique company has represented an array of restaurants, chefs and culinary-focused events since 2003, including Capsouto Freres, elm, EXKi, Serafina Restaurant Group, Taste of Tribeca, and Roots 2014 hosted by The Chef’s Garden.
In 2014, Shari began hosting and producing “All in the Industry” on Heritage Radio Network, a weekly internet-based radio program dedicated to the behind-the-scenes talents in the hospitality industry. With over 25 years of experience in “the industry” from Charlie Trotter’s to Food Arts, Shari loves having a platform to speak with passionate professionals about their expertise.
A native of Miami, Florida, Shari earned a bachelor’s degree in Organizational Studies from The University of Michigan, and a Culinary Certificate from the Cooking Academy of Chicago. Shari studied abroad for a semester in Florence, Italy and attended NYU’s Graduate Food Studies program. She has lived in Manhattan since 1998.
Shari is the immediate past-President of the New York Women’s Culinary Alliance, and a member of Les Dames d’Escoffier NY and the James Beard Foundation. She is a contributing writer for Fathom, and a fearless solo diner and traveler.