Emily R. Halpern
Emily R. Halpern
Entertaining & Events by Emily Halpern

Creative Services:

I work with individuals, communities, businesses, and organizations who want to use food as a tool to honor their heritage and to explore and celebrate traditions and stories of generations past.

As an experienced pastry chef and food-culture nerd, I am always eager to collaborate with individuals and organizations on projects and events.

We can work together to bring culinary tradition and food heritage into your events, rituals, mementos, and celebrations.

We can also work together to design educational workshops and events that use food and cultural heritage to facilitate conversations about identity and belonging and to foster empathy and connection.


  • Teams

  • Clubs

  • Congregetions

  • Schools

  • Cultural Institutions

  • Community Organizations

  • Families

  • Individuals and Couples

  • Historic Sites

  • Museums and Memorials

  • Creative Entrepreneurs

  • Businesses


  • Concept development for events and celebrations

  • Content creation, storytelling, copywriting

  • Educational programming and facilitation

  • Curriculum Development

  • Event Planning

  • Research and Development

  • Recipe Development

  • Culinary Demonstrations

  • Ritual Creation

  • Creative Brainstorming

If you would like to work with me on a project related to food, culture, or heritage, or if you would like me to cater dessert for your small event or party, I’d be happy to discuss.


Here's how you get started:

1. Fill out the no-obligation application below.

2. Make sure you've scheduled a free 20-minute conversation by heading on over to my calendar.

3. At the scheduled time of your consultation, we’ll consult! We’ll use the opportunity to make sure we’re the perfect fit before you commit.

4. Then we’ll get started! If you decide to work with me, I’ll tell you the exact steps for getting started. If you decide not to work with me or if we aren’t a perfect fit, I’m happy to share other resources to help you get what you need.

I'm looking forward to hearing from you! 

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Clients Say:


"I am big fan of Emily’s work both at the Museum and beyond. She has that all-too-rare combination of creativity and dependability, and she is devoted to following her creative intuition in a manner that is inspirational to all." 

- Dr. Annie Polland, VP for Programs & Education, The Lower East Side Tenement Museum


“Emily was an organized, thoughtful, and engaging moderator. We really enjoyed working with her and having her at our event!"

-Lauren Margolis, Essex Street Market


"Thank you so much for your cooking demonstration yesterday. The audience loved it! We hope to have you back next year!"

-Hanna Griff, Director of Cultural Programs, Museum at Eldridge Street

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"After five seasons shooting TLC's Four Weddings, I have yet to taste a wedding cake that even approaches Emily Halpern's delicious chocolate masterpiece for our wedding." 

-Alan McIntyre Smith, Cinematographer