October 13, 2015

Kosherfest Offers Diverse Presentations from Leading Chefs

Kosherfest Offers Diverse Presentations from Leading Chefs

Chefs Isaac Bernstein, Levana Kirschenbaum, and Araik Grigoryan among Culinary Presenters at Kosherfest

Secaucus, NJ –(October 12, 2015)—Kosherfest, the world’s largest kosher food and beverage industry event, will feature industry luminaries for this year’s event, to be held November 10 & 11, 2015 at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, NJ.

Chef Araik Grigoryan of Marani Restaurant will showcase his reinvented Georgian dishes.  Chef Isaac Bernstein, Culinary Director for Pomegranate, will bring his expertise in fresh ingredients and charcuterie. Chef Levana Kirschenbaum, cookbook author, and culinary instructor, will focus on natural, whole foods cooking using some of Kosherfest’s newest products. Attendees will get a chance to meet the chefs, learn their stories and techniques, hear their insights on the future of Kosher, and sample their culinary creations.

Grigoryan has over 25 years of world-wide culinary experience and is a trailblazer in bringing Georgian cuisine to the U.S. kosher community. Berstein’s creativity at premier kosher supermarket, Pomegranate, offers shoppers elaborate tasting menus focusing on local and seasonal ingredients. His expertise has assisted in the growth of Pomegranate’s charcuterie line.  Kirschenbaum is a renowned presenter, cookbook author, cooking teacher, and a pioneer in kosher upscale dining, and is often called the “Jewish Julia Child.”

“We are delighted to host such accomplished chefs at Kosherfest,” said Christine Salmon, Event Manager of Kosherfest. “Each chef offers a unique perspective and different background but they are all thought-leaders and luminaries in kosher cuisine.”

The culinary presentations are a complement to the exhibit hall, which consists of over 350 suppliers, distributors, and producers of kosher-certified products. Other attractions at this year’s event include the 8th annual culinary competition, new product showcase, and regional pavilions showcasing products from Israel, Argentina, and Italy.

Kosherfest is a business-to-business trade event. Only kosher food and beverage professionals are invited to attend and verification will be checked in the form of business cards and photo identification.

Qualified media are invited to attend Kosherfest for free. Buyers and media interested in registering should visit www.kosherfest.com.  Those interested in attending the culinary sessions from featured chefs are required to upgrade their pass to include the Kosher Kitchen.