Kim Lerner is the Community Manager at Culinary Agents, a professional networking and job-matching website dedicated to the food, beverage, and hospitality industry. She has over 10 years of experience in the hospitality industry. Kim started her professional career at Union Square Hospitality Group’s Blue Smoke and Jazz Standard, where she grew from Maitre D’ to Assistant General Manager throughout her time there. After a brief move to Miami to work with 50eggs, Kim moved back to NYC and joined Culinary Agents' team. Although having stepped out of restaurant operations, Kim continues to share her passion for the industry while coaching, mentoring and bringing the hospitality community together.