Sam brings over 15 years of food, beverage, and event planning experience from Boston and New York City to the Hamptons. She began her career at the age of 13 as a pastry intern at a local restaurant in New Jersey. While attending Boston University School of Hospitality Administration she began working at James Beard Award-Winning Chef Tim Cushman's o ya. Both during and after college, she worked with esteemed event planner Marcy Blum traveling throughout the country executing high profile events.
After college, Sam went on to work for New York City catering company, Great Performances where she planned events for as small as ten guests up to 2,500. After two years, she returned to work for Chef Tim and Nancy Cushman as their first employee in New York City. As the Director of Sales and Marketing for the restaurant group, she opened o ya NYC, Covina, Roof at Park South, and Hojoko in Boston. During her six years with the Cushmans, Sam executed over 600 events annually and opened a total of 7 restaurants. For the past 10 years, Sam traveled each summer to Montauk with friends and later met her husband at Ruschmeyers. Since then, she has spent her summers in Montauk with her husband at their home enjoying everything that the Hamptons has to offer.
When Sam is not cooking or shopping at local markets, you can find her fishing or at Ditch Plains with her two dogs and husband Andrew.