Free Industry Speaker Event
Michael Cecchi-Azzolina, Author, Restaurateur & Writers Boot Camp Alumnus
Monday, September 18th, 3:30pm-5pm (NY Time)
Moderated by Founder Jeffrey Gordon
New Yorkers are encouraged to attend In-Person; Location to Be Sent After Your RSVP.
RSVP for the in-person event to firstname.lastname@example.org (or to attend via zoom, please use the link above). Once you rsvp by zoom, we don’t control registration questions.
Join Writers Boot Camp Founder, Jeffrey Gordon (JG) in conversation with New York Pro Member, Michael Cecchi-Azzolina, author of Your Table Is Ready: Tales of a New York City Maitre D’ (St. Martin’s Press). He’s also the owner of the new restaurant Cecchi’s in the West Village.
A Manhattan resident, Michael Cecchi-Azzolina has been in the restaurant industry for more than thirty-five years. From his early career at La Rousse, he has gone on to run the front of house at New York’s most famous and influential restaurants, including The Water Club, The River Cafe, Raoul’s, and Le Coucou.
While maintaining his career in the restaurant industry, Michael applied for and won our Reciprocity Fellowship where he took advantage of Basic Training. Within a year of his Basic Training experience, Michael landed a publisher for his memoir!
JG will moderate the conversation with Michael to touch on the stages of his development as a writer, the creative process of developing his memoir, as well as how it came to fruition, and the ability to juggle both writing and his full-time job in the busy world of owning and operating a restaurant. We’re sure the discussion will cover his reflections about the New York restaurant scene back in the day, as well as stories and excerpts from his book.
Since the interview will be hosted in person in New York, Q&A opportunities will be focused on questions by writers and artists attending the event. However, we’ll be collecting questions emailed in advance to email@example.com.
You may forward this invite to friends, colleagues and fellow alumni who will be interested in this topic, especially writers and filmmakers who will benefit from Writers Boot Camp’s support.
If you RSVP and then find you cannot attend, please let us know. While the event is free, the staff and speakers spend much time and effort.
If you do recommend someone to this event, please have your guest note your name on their RSVP. Mini-Camps and Industry Interviews are ongoing benefits of Professional Membership. We open key events for Basic Training alumni and friends in the business to meet new writers who will benefit from our support.
For more info about Writers Boot Camp you can call 310/998-1199, check out writersbootcamp.com, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
We always love to hear from alumni with news and success stories!