Milwaukee business owner and community leader Omar Shaikh is well-known for his award-winning restaurant Carnevor, one of the top-rated steakhouses in Wisconsin known for its amazing customer service and mouth-watering cuisine. He is also a partner in Wisconsin Ticket Concierge, O & B Consulting, and 3rd Street Market Hall at The Avenue and Tuk Tuk Chicago, a short-distance electric cab service.
Omar has a passion for moving the city of Milwaukee forward through his active involvement in the community. He currently services as board chairman of VISIT Milwaukee and is a member of the Wisconsin Center District board of directors. Omar was one of the leading advocates to get approval for the long-awaited expansion of the convention center, which will greatly benefit hotels, restaurants and retailers throughout southeastern Wisconsin.
He strongly believes in giving back to the community and is chairman of the Milwaukee Kitchen Cabinet, which has put together the ‘Three Days of Christmas’ initiative for the past several years to provide holiday meals and gifts for non-profit groups. Omar and his wife, Connie, have been leaders in raising money for the area’s nonprofits and community groups, serving as co-chairs for several record-breaking fundraisers, including the Harry & Rose Sampson Jewish Community Center’s KidShare and Sharp Literacy’s ‘A Novel Event.’