Who is Barton G.?

Barton G. Weiss is an internationally recognized event concept designer, restaurateur and culinary visionary. In his two-decade career, Weiss has created more than 20,000 events for corporate, sports and social clients and has become known around the globe as one of the industry’s most innovative talents with an unlimited ability to surprise and inspire.

Weiss’ clients include Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies, celebrities and professional sports clients such as the NFL, PGA, USGA, Ryder Cup and BMW Championship. In 2002, he opened Barton G. The Restaurant in South Beach, which quickly became recognized as one of Miami’s best restaurants, and offers year-round outdoor dining. (It now offers Private Dining in Up Top, an intimate second-level addition.) His second restaurant, Prelude by Barton G., opened in Miami’s performing-arts center in October 2009.

Weiss has appeared as a guest judge on Top Chef, and has been featured on Giada De Laurentiis Behind the Bash. He has been profiled and quoted extensively as an expert on party planning, events creation and restaurants in numerous publications, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Departures magazine, Time magazine and Forbes magazine. He has also been featured on ABC’s Nightline, CNN and CNBC. Weiss is a member of Town and Country magazine’s Wedding Advisory Board.