barry kay

New York

I am a lover of fine food, wines, world travel, art, and people. I have been an adventurer/entrepreneur in business and have created and run 5 diverse businesses in the fields of fragrances, toiletries, fine art recovery, medical products, and hospitality.

My greatest enjoyment in business comes from creating new, exciting and successful ventures from inception.

In the past 10 years my focus has been on the hospitality field where I am a recognized writer, editor, and publisher. I was the co-creator of the Boulevard magazine on Long Island which reached millions of readers in the tri-state area. I then went on to become an Examiner for fine dining and travel for the Examiner.com, one of the largest on line newspapers in the U.S. In August of 2013, I published the definitive magazine of hospitality EXCELLENCE. This magazine is published quarterly and features those restaurants, hotels, resorts, spas and products that define the word Excellence.

I am also a social media consultant to the hospitality trade and a Trustee for Star Diamond Award. Star Diamond awards only a select few venues who are the very best in their field world wide.

i have always been a sports enthusiast and participant in tennis, basketball and baseball. I am a Knick, Football Giant, and Met fan.

I am blessed to have a wonderful family with my wife Rita who has devoted her life to raising money to help children and women's causes.

Life is a journey, not a destination.....

  • Work
    • Self Employed
  • Education
    • BBA and MBA from CUNY