November 9, 2015

Kosherfest 2015 Opens Tomorrow Amidst Growth and Optimism

Secaucus NJ - Thousands of food industry representatives from around the globe are converging on this city for the 27th edition of Kosherfest which opens tomorrow morning at the Meadowlands Exposition Center. The show opens with a State of the Kosher Industry by Menachem Lubinsky, founder and co-producer of Kosherfest. He will be followed by a Taste of Israel Presentation, sponsored by the Israel Export Institute. Just before the official opening at 10 a.m., the 2015 winners of Kosherfest’s 2015 New Product Competition will receive their awards. When the show opens, trade visitors will browse some of the 400 booths (90 new exhibits) at the show. An estimated 6000 people from around the world are expected to visit the show on Tuesday and Wednesday. In addition to the exhibits there will be interesting slate of special events. On the first day, the events will include: The Kosher Kitchen, a culinary demonstration from Chef Araik Grigorvan (Maranti), Chef Isaac Bernstein (Pomegranate Supermarket), and Chef Joshua Massin (Nobo Wine & Grill); The Author’s Corner. On the Second Day the events include: Culinary Demonstration by Levana Kirschenbaum; Kosherfest’s 8th Annual Culinary Competition.

Kosherfest takes place at a time of continued growth for the kosher food industry. Industry sources say that 2014 saw an approximate 10% - 12% national growth with areas like New York and New Jersey showing near 15% growth.