Danny Meyer receives third annual Preston Robert Tisch Award

Danny Meyer, a chef, restaurateur, and leader in the fight against hunger, received the Aspen Institute’s Preston Robert Tisch Award in Civic Leadership. The annual award, which was presented at the Museum of Modern Art, is funded by the family of the late Preston Robert Tisch to carry on his legacy of public service and philanthropy. Meyer, who is the CEO of the Union Square Hospitality Group and also Union Square Events and Hospitality Quotient, spoke at the award ceremony in conversation with Walter Isaacson, the president and CEO of the Aspen Institute. Meyer and Isaacson spoke about issues of management and leadership, hospitality, food fads, and business learnings. Meyer designated the prize money to Share Our Strength, a leading anti-hunger organization.