FoodBizNJ Spotlights Growing Food and Beverage Industry in New Jersey

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World-Renowned Chef David Burke Joins Local Food and Beverage Leaders at FoodBizNJ on April 24th

“This event spotlights New Jersey's successful food community and the leaders like David who are driving the industry forward."

NJBIZ, New Jersey's leading business journal, will welcome world-renowned Chef David Burke as the keynote speaker for its upcoming FoodBizNJ event being held on April 24th at the Palace at Somerset Park. Burke, a leading pioneer in American cooking, will join hundreds of local food and beverage companies, entrepreneurs and vendors from the region to spotlight the growing food economy in New Jersey.

FoodBizNJ brings together leaders from New Jersey’s food and beverage community for a day of informational sessions, tastings and networking opportunities designed to grow and promote their businesses. The event’s full-day program features discussions on restaurant and beverage trends, franchising, regulatory and workforce issues, and branding, among others.

Speakers for the event include Paul Dillon, Associate Dean, Business, Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management, Hudson County Community College; Adam Torine, Executive Vice President of Development, Villa Restaurant Group; Marilou Halvorsen, President, NJ Restaurant & Hospitality Association and Jeanne Cretella, President, Landmark Hospitality.

“New Jersey is at the forefront of the food and beverage revolution with some of the nation’s hottest chefs, entrepreneurs and companies calling our state home,” said Ken Kiczales, publisher of NJBIZ. “This event spotlights New Jersey successful food community and the leaders like David who are driving the industry forward. We’re excited to host these talented business leaders at the fourth installment of our FoodBizNJ series and look forward to a tasty day of food, drinks, discussions and networking.”

Attendees will have a chance to experience some of New Jersey’s most talked about food, beverages and restaurants. More than 20 local vendors including bakeries, breweries, meat producers, wineries, and specialty product companies will be on hand providing samples and tastings to FoodBizNJ attendees.

For the full event agenda, speaker lineup and to register, please visit:

To sponsor FoodBizNJ, please contact Damon Riccio at driccio(at)njbiz(dot)com or 732-246-5715.

NJBIZ, New Jersey's leading business journal, produces a weekly print edition with a circulation of more than 15,000 copies, as well as providing 24/7 business news coverage through its website and multiple daily e-newsletters. The publication, founded in 1987 and based in the Somerset section of Franklin Township, is also well-known throughout the state for its events honoring New Jersey’s top business professionals. It is owned by BridgeTower Media, the leading provider of business-to-business information, research and marketing solutions across more than 20 local economies in the U.S.

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