Food celebrity, fundraiser extraordinaire, and dinner host Billy Harris joins Jay Sanderson on this week’s episode of Jay’s 4 Questions to discuss his journey from Brooklyn to Hollywood. He shares his professional path from magician’s assistant to kid actor, working in stand-up and on cruises, to corporate gigs around the world and, finally, to today’s Billy Harris Dinner Series. Coming from a long line of vaudevillians — his uncle was Toastmaster General of the US George Jessel — and a funny household, no wonder this episode is full of dynamic energy and enthusiasm! He explains how today he is at the intersection of the culinary world and celeb-chefs, philanthropy, and entertainment. When he discusses his career, he says he loves the whole, “chef-centric-eat-drink-but let’s raise money-path with dinner series!”
Tune in to hear more about how he has blended the show-biz and food worlds, while also infusing his Jewish identity.
Visit www.billyharris.com for more information on the Billy Harris Dinner Series, Hanging with Harris web series, fundraising, and more! AND stay tuned for a Federation x Billy Harris event in the future!
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