Unpacking the Meatpacking District Legacy of Ottman & Company
Author and native New Yorker Jacquelyn A. Ottman — a fifth generation member of one of New York City’s pioneering family of butchers, will unpack the rich history of the Meatpacking District and its longstanding resident, Ottman & Company.
In this richly illustrated, 75-minute webinar, she will cover:
- A brief history of New York’s Meatpacking District, and examples of its now preserved architecture, including the now-famous “High Line” and how the area has been transformed over the centuries, starting as a Lenape trading post and military fort to a magnet for visitors drawn to its chic restaurants, avant-garde architecture and world class art galleries.
- The inside story of her family’s meat-purveying business, with roots to NYC’s Fulton Market of the 1850s, and a resident of the Meatpacking District during its heyday, from 1918 – 1985
- How technological advancements pioneered by her family’s business with DuPont, WR Grace and Clarence Birdseye and others, helped to transform how meat is prepared in restaurant and home kitchens throughout New York City, and across the world.
- Along the way, she will share rare historical photos from her family’s private collection, and untold stories handed down from previous generations of family members.
About the event:
“A history of a family, a business, an industry and a neighborhood all rolled into one.”
Author and native New Yorker Jacquelyn A. Ottman — a fifth generation member of one of New York City’s pioneering family of butchers, will unpack the rich history of the Meatpacking District and its longstanding resident, Ottman & Company, one of New York City’s premier meat purveyors to New York’s finest restaurants including Le Pavilion, 21, and the Four Seasons, and eventually the world.
About Jacquelyn A Ottman
Jacquelyn A. Ottman is the author of the newly published Ottman & Company: Meatpacking District Pioneers. A fifth-generation member of her family to work at Ottman and Company when the Meatpacking District was still populated with meatpackers, she now delights in sharing the story of her family’s pioneering meat purveying firm, suppliers to New York’s finest hotels and restaurants, with roots to NYC’s Fulton Market since 1850. The author of eight books, and a passionate and engaging speaker with the ability to seamlessly weave historical facts, technical details and amusing anecdotes, since 2016, she has delighted audiences across the country with the fascinating intertwined history of her family’s business and NYC’s now famed Meatpacking District.
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