If you know who Danny Meyer is then you’ve probably already got your tickets. If you don’t, well then let me tell you. Meyer is the CEO of Union Square Hospitality Group, which includ[image-1]es some of the most successful and well-respected restaurants in the country: Union Square Cafe, Gramercy Tavern, Eleven Madison Park, Tabla, Blue Smoke, Jazz Standard, Shake Shack, and The Modern, Cafe 2 and Terrace 5 at the Museum of Modern Art, and most recently Hudson Yards Catering.

He’s also got a book out called Setting the Table, about the power of hospitality and how it can transform a business.

On March 7, during the Charleston Food and Wine Festival, he’ll be talking about surviving today’s crashing economy and what restaurants, chefs, and culinary leaders can do.

Meyer’s discussion is included in the $45 culinary village ticket. He’ll sign books afterwards.