This special event will cover key trends and issues regarding food entrepreneurship in New Jersey. Our lineup of speakers will cover perspectives from chefs, restaurateurs, food company founders, sustainability food enterprises, and innovative culinary business models.
Event is presented by Montclair State’s Department of Nutrition and Food Studies, and Feliciano Center for Entrepreneurship.
Event is free and open to the public.
The evening will consist of two parts:
5:30-6:45 p.m. (room 140) TALK & TASTE
Participating companies will set up food tastings and handouts on tables while people munch and mingle. Attendees can sample food while they network.
6:45-8:30 p.m. (room 101) KEYNOTE & PANEL DISCUSSION
FLOYD CARDOZ, chef, restauranteur, and winner of Bravo's Top Chef Masters
Cardoz will talk about how he got his start, keying into his entrepreneurial spirit and the cultural factors that influenced his pathway to success. He will also touch upon current trends facing the industry such as culture, diet, health, sustainability, and food injustice.
KARAN FISCHER, founder and executive chef, Montclair Culinary Academy
HENRY GOLDSTEIN, president/CEO, Nu Products Seasoning Company
NATALE GRANDE, chef & CEO of The Flying Meatballs, and chef of Il Capriccio Restaurant
DJENABA JOHNSON-JONES, founder and CEO, Hudson Kitchen
MARC OSHIMA, chief marketing officer, AeroFarms
NANCY PAINTER, publisher and founder, Edible Jersey
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Directions and parking info:
Park in the Red Hawk Deck on campus, exit the deck on Level 5 and proceed straight up the walkway (soccer field will be on your left) to the Feliciano School of Business building. Campus map with directions http://www.montclair.edu/media/montclairedu/feliciano/pdf/campus_map.pdf