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My House Social was started in 2012 with the idea of showcasing the talents of independent chefs from across New Orleans. Founder and CEO Barrie Schwartz first hosted a series of pop-ups in her home, giving entrepreneurial chefs a platform to share the experimental fare they were unable to cook in their respective restaurants.

Today, My House Social has grown to become a leading innovator in bringing independent chefs to the private events world, creating elevated, playful, and customizable culinary experiences for public and private events nationwide.

meet our team

  Barrie Schwartz / CEO   Favorite menu item: Cracklin' Deviled Eggs from T-Dubb's Cajun Country Catering  Barrie is My House Social’s founder and creative force. Originally from Detroit, she moved to New Orleans in 2011 and has worked hard to build a beloved brand in the city she loves. In 2017 alone Barrie was honored as one of PCMA's 20 in their Twenties, Connect Corporate's 40 Under 40, and Zagat’s 30 Under 30. Barrie speaks regularly at conferences and events. For more, read her most recent article  Lessons from the Millennial Entrepreneur Behind My House Social  and explore our  press  section. 

Barrie Schwartz / CEO

Favorite menu item: Cracklin' Deviled Eggs from
T-Dubb's Cajun Country Catering

Barrie is My House Social’s founder and creative force. Originally from Detroit, she moved to New Orleans in 2011 and has worked hard to build a beloved brand in the city she loves. In 2017 alone Barrie was honored as one of PCMA's 20 in their Twenties, Connect Corporate's 40 Under 40, and Zagat’s 30 Under 30. Barrie speaks regularly at conferences and events. For more, read her most recent article Lessons from the Millennial Entrepreneur Behind My House Social and explore our press section. 

 
  Katherine Bowler / LOUISIANA MANAGER   Favorite menu item: Coconut Curry Shrimp from Elysian Seafood  Upon finishing her dual degree at Louisiana State University, Katherine moved to New Orleans to experience all of its many wonders. Soon after, she joined the My House Social team in hopes of bringing authentic culinary experiences to every event, big or small. She now works to continue expanding My House Social's reach throughout New Orleans and beyond. Katherine believes that her Louisiana roots and passion for food, music, and travel are what propelled her into the food and events industries, and she's happy they did!

Katherine Bowler / LOUISIANA MANAGER

Favorite menu item: Coconut Curry Shrimp from Elysian Seafood

Upon finishing her dual degree at Louisiana State University, Katherine moved to New Orleans to experience all of its many wonders. Soon after, she joined the My House Social team in hopes of bringing authentic culinary experiences to every event, big or small. She now works to continue expanding My House Social's reach throughout New Orleans and beyond. Katherine believes that her Louisiana roots and passion for food, music, and travel are what propelled her into the food and events industries, and she's happy they did!

  Danielle Lee / COO   Favorite menu item: Patacones (crispy green stuffed plantains) from La Cocinita  Danielle heads up all things operations and finance for My House Social. Originally from San Francisco, New Orleans stole Danielle's heart while she was attending college at Tulane. She discovered her love of wedding and event planning while planning her own wedding in the San Francisco Bay Area. Danielle enjoys taking expansive event food ideas and transforming them into tangible menus for clients and planners. She loves when a client’s dreams for their event's culinary experience turn into reality!

Danielle Lee / COO

Favorite menu item: Patacones (crispy green stuffed plantains) from La Cocinita

Danielle heads up all things operations and finance for My House Social. Originally from San Francisco, New Orleans stole Danielle's heart while she was attending college at Tulane. She discovered her love of wedding and event planning while planning her own wedding in the San Francisco Bay Area. Danielle enjoys taking expansive event food ideas and transforming them into tangible menus for clients and planners. She loves when a client’s dreams for their event's culinary experience turn into reality!

 
  Stephanie Benitez / BRAND MANAGER   Favorite menu item: Lobster Ceviche from Mangé Catering by Chef Marlon Alexander  Stephanie Benitez is a homegrown New Orleanian –born and raised right in the city, Steph’s love of finding good food isn’t just part of her job, it’s her lifestyle. She found a passion for lifestyle branding and digital marketing while in college, and she has since gone on to apply her skills for growing local businesses, including My House Social. She is always delighted by finding new colorful sights and places to eat in the her beloved bayou state.

Stephanie Benitez / BRAND MANAGER

Favorite menu item: Lobster Ceviche from Mangé Catering by Chef Marlon Alexander

Stephanie Benitez is a homegrown New Orleanian –born and raised right in the city, Steph’s love of finding good food isn’t just part of her job, it’s her lifestyle. She found a passion for lifestyle branding and digital marketing while in college, and she has since gone on to apply her skills for growing local businesses, including My House Social. She is always delighted by finding new colorful sights and places to eat in the her beloved bayou state.

 

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