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  • Date Added : 10/7/2010
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Eli Zabar

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  • male
  • Caucasian
  • 1943 (Age: 78 years old)
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Biography

Eli Zabar is the founder of an ever-evolving gourmet food empire in New York City. His empire includes a marketplace, bakery, cafe and wine bars.

The youngest son of Louis and Lillian Zabar, founders of the landmark delicatessen on New York's Upper West Side, Eli Zabar has made a career for himself by pursuing what interests him and following his instincts and passions. He has let his business evolve organically, finding inspiration in the food halls and open-air markets of Europe and in simply prepared dishes that use the finest ingredients available. Although he tried his hand at teaching and real estate, his first love has always been the world of gourmet food.

Beginning with a small shop on Madison Avenue, selling pots, pans, and packaged foods, Zabar's world has evolved over the course of 35 years to include E.A.T, a gourmet deli, café, and caterer; Eli's Bread, one of the largest artisanal wholesale bakeries in the United States; Eli's Vinegar Factory, an ever-changing food hall that serves a weekend brunch New Yorker's have come to call "the best"; and Eli's Manhattan, his 20,000 sq. ft. flagship store.

In 2002, he opened TASTE, a restaurant and wine bar, which was followed by W.I.N.E., a boutique wine store that reflects Zabar's preference for affordable wines from lesser-known producers. In August 2008, he partnered with the Peconic Land Trust to reopen the historic Amagansett Farmers Market on Long Island.

Eli Zabar is a graduate of Columbia University.

I grew up on the upper west side of Manhattan. I went to public grade school, for the most part, a block or two from where I lived and I used to walk over there by myself after first or second grade. After that, I went to a private high school called Fieldstone which is up in Riverdale. After tha...(Full transcript available to logged in subscribers.).

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Video 1 of 13 Eli Zabar Shares Academic and Professional Background
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Video 2 of 13 Eli Zabar Discusses Professional Experiences and Interest In Working For Himself
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Video 3 of 13 Eli Zabar States Learning From Experience Very Important
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Video 4 of 13 Eli Zabar States Greater Interest In The Stories of the People Teaching His Courses Than The Courses Themselves
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Video 5 of 13 Eli Zabar Discusses Preference On Risk Taking
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Video 6 of 13 Eli Zabar Shares Thoughts on Partnerships and Cash Management
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Video 7 of 13 Eli Zabar Shares Fuel Surcharge Anecdote and Thoughts About Failure
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Video 8 of 13 Eli Zabar Shares Anecdote On Failure
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Video 9 of 13 Eli Zabar Discusses Ultimately The Entrepreneur Must Make A Decision To Launch
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Video 10 of 13 Eli Zabar Discusses Importance Of Hiring And Training For Company Growth
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Video 11 of 13 Eli Zabar Discusses Personal Strong Work Ethic
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Video 12 of 13 Eli Zabar States Excitement Over New Experiences and Anger Over Human Resource Issues Both Get Him Up and Keep Him Up
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Video 13 of 13 Eli Zabar States The Title Entrepreneur Is Something That Someone Else Calls You
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Eli Zabar Shares Academic and Professional Background
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