GBK and Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival presented by FOOD & WINE Hosted a Luxury ‘Thank You Lounge’ Featuring Culinary-Inspired Gifts and Trendy Finds

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Dozens of celebrity guests and internationally-recognized chefs attended the lounge including Paula Deen, Bobby Deen, Bethenny Frankel, Andrew Zimmern, Robert Irvine, Martha Stewart, Masaharu Morimoto, Marcus Samuelsson, Geoffrey Zakarian, Emeril Lagasse, Aarón Sánchez and more.

Emeril Lagasse Attends the GBK and Food Network Thank You Lounge

GBK ( - the luxury lifestyle gift lounge and special events company, partnered up with the Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival for a special “Thank You Lounge” for the attending chefs and honored guests on October 18th and 19th 2014. GBK was honored to be a part of this annual Festival that benefits Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign and Food Bank For New York City. The event has raised over $7.5 million to date, and 100% of the net proceeds from the Festival go directly to these hunger-relief organizations.

At the Thank You Lounge, guests were treated to a variety of trendy gifts including SONICLEAR, the world’s first antimicrobial sonic skin cleansing brush by Michael Todd True Organics; a gift certificate for up to $5,000 in products at a 75% off discount from Tuxton China, Inc.; and a fantastic trip by Caribbean Living and Karisma Hotels and Resorts – 2 night stay for up to 6 people and a $100 spa certificate at Generations Riviera Maya, by Karisma; luxury Beverly Hills anti-aging skin care with exclusive plant placenta formulation from EMK Beverly Hills; Shun Sora or Classic knives from Shun Cutlery; and food safe, non-porous Slate Cheese Boards that can be written on with soapstone chalk to easily identify cheeses and their light bite pairings from

Other great products were gifted from W&P Design - providing their unique four-piece mason jar cocktail shaker – The Mason Shaker, along with Ball Jars who was gifting a set of their classic mason jars; culinary inspired soaps from Freckles & Honey Soap Co.; an innovative wine tool from Coravin – The Coravin™ 1000 System allows you to access, pour, and enjoy your favorite wines by the glass without pulling the cork.

Guests enjoyed sweets and treats from NoRA Cupcake Company, also gifting a certificate redeemable for a party up to 50 people; Mondelēz International, Inc. gifting a variety pack of TOBLERONE Swiss Chocolate; a healthy snacking gift box including an assortment of all 6 zesty flavors from Harvest Snaps; and The Better Chip®, gifting their fun, great-tasting snack in bold flavors made from simple ingredients. SamiCakes Boutique topped off the event with a fantastic cake display, a 6 foot replica of Minoetto Prosecco, and the New York Times handed out magazines.

GBK, formerly GBK Productions, is a luxury lifestyle gifting and special events company, specializing in entertainment marketing integration. Formed in 2000 by Gavin Keilly, the company’s Founder and CEO, GBK consists of five divisions: GBK Celebrity Gifting, GBK Special Events, GBK Weddings, GBK Charitable Consulting and GBK Marketing/Public Relations. Widely known in the entertainment industry for bringing that little extra something into the Gifting Lounge environment, GBK offers its clients a full range of marketing services. For more information on Gavin B. Keilly (CEO), Carla Domen (VP) or GBK, please go to


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