The Club Room
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Director of Operations
Tom Mackenzie is a seasoned hospitality executive, having worked almost a decade in restaurants and hotels.Tom joined WS following the successful opening of New York City's Manhatta, a Danny Meyer restaurant, in which he served as General Manager. Tom previously worked at The Modern, a two-Michelin star restaurant in The Museum of Modern Art.
Membership and Events Director
Before joining WS New York, Heather Whitney’s career spanned more than two decades with New York City’s Union Square Hospitality Group. Her most recent role was Director of Special Events and Partnerships at The Modern, in association with The Museum of Modern Art. Heather and her team were responsible for creating over 5,000 memorable events.
In addition to overseeing events at WS New York, Heather and the Membership Services team will serve as the main point of contact with the Club.
For more than a decade as Chef de Cuisine of Thomas Keller’s Per Se, Eli Kaimeh led a kitchen renowned for both its cuisine and its dedication to excellence. During Eli’s tenure, Per Se garnered many accolades including a four-star review from The New York Times, a three-star rating from the French-based Michelin Guide, and inclusion in the World’s 50 Best Restaurants List from the UK-based Restaurant Magazine.
Earlier in his career, Eli honed his culinary skills in some of New York’s most highly-regarded restaurants including Gramercy Tavern, Tocqueville Restaurant, and Restaurant Daniel.
For the past five years, Michaël Engelmann held the role of Wine Director at The Modern in New York City, where it earned a Wine Spectator Grand Award for having one of the greatest wine lists in the world. He also helped the restaurant win its second Michelin star.
Prior to moving to New York, Michaël was the Wine Director at the Grand Award-winning Rockpool Bar & Grill in Sydney, and a sommelier at Restaurant Gary Danko in San Francisco.
Michael was voted “Best Sommelier in America” from the American Sommelier Association in 2009. In 2011, Michaël passed the Master Sommelier exam and was awarded the Krug Cup for passing all three parts on his first attempt. Michael is one of only 14 individuals in the history of the Court to accomplish this.
WS New York
37 Hudson YardsNew York, New York 10001
Membership, Reservations and Concierge Support
For Reservations of groups larger than 6 guests, please send a Private Dining Inquiry using the form below. Our Concierge will contact you regarding the status of your inquiry.