Brooklyn, NY – While exhibitors set up the hall at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus on Monday November 13th, kosher food social media activists gathered for two large events. The Fifth Annual Kosher Food Media Conference took place at the Jewish Children’s Museum in the Crown Heights Section of Brooklyn. In the evening, a sold out Kosherfeast honored several people who made major contributions to the continued development of kosher. The purpose of the conference is to educate professionals involved in kosher food on how to enhance the value of their brands. The conference was followed by the 7th Annual pre-Kosherfest Media Dinner which also took place at the Museum. Naomi Nachman, cookbook author and radio personality, once again served as the MC for the evening. KosherFeast 2017included new and cutting-edge cuisine by Levi Feigenson of One Table Catering. Honorees included: Cutting Edge Kosher: Chanie Apfelbaum – Busy in Brooklyn; Kosher Pioneer: Ari White – Wandering Que; Rising Star: Danielle Renov – Peas Love & Carrots; Humanitarian: Yossie Mutterperl – South Side Sandwich Shop; Gil Marks Award: Liz Rueven – Kosher Like Me. The co-creator and chair of Kosherfeast is Esti Berkowitz. This year’s Premier Sponsor, Abeles & Heymann, was recognized for their 63 YEARS of Quality kosher hot dogs.