Table Talk Live
Oct
26
6:30pm 6:30pm

Table Talk Live

EVENT OVERVIEW
Join us for the opportunity to connect with food industry professionals, share resources, discuss challenges, celebrate successes and explore ways to collaborate in supportive environment.

  • Meet entrepreneurs, restaurant owners, executives, food truck operators, chefs, farmers, journalists, investors, developers and more

  • Hear our panel of food makers talk about their diverse paths to making careers in the culinary industry work for them    

  • Sample a tasting menu from area startups

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ADMISSION  $15/per person

SCHEDULE

  • 6:30-7:30 PM Registration/Networking/Tasting Menu & Cocktails

  • 7:30-8:30 PM Panel Discussion/Q&A 

  • 8:30-9:30 PM More Networking/Tasting Menu & Cocktails

ARE YOU LOOKING FOR EXPOSURE?
We are looking for a few more startups to sample food and beverages at the event. If you are interested in showcasing your company, please contact Anita Belle at 347-593-8179 or ajbeventsnj@gmail.com.

TABLE TALK LIVE IS PRESENTED IN PARTNERSHIP =SPACE AND MAKERHOODS.

PRODUCED BY AJB EVENTS

 

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Taste of West Orange
Jul
22
4:00pm 4:00pm

Taste of West Orange

The Taste of West Orange International Food Festival is a celebration of our rich, diverse community. Join us for a cultural exploration of delicious food and artistic performances.

If you are interested in participating, please apply to join us. Space is limited. Applications will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. 

Fees
Food Trucks, Tents or Carts: $150

Application Deadline
July 8, 2017

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Table Talk Live: The Story Behind the Plate
Jun
14
6:00pm 6:00pm

Table Talk Live: The Story Behind the Plate

Hudson Kitchen kicks off its 2017 Table Talk Live education series with “The Story Behind the Plate,” an event that brings together emerging food businesses with food and lifestyle influencers.

*Hear participating food businesses tell their unique stories and showcase their culinary creations during a curated dining experience
*Join in the discussion with our panel of experts as they talk about the importance of using your personal story to build and monetize your brand
*Meet food bloggers, journalists, photographers, entrepreneurs and more

Admission: $20/per person

Confirmed Panelists:
*Ronaldo Linares, owner and executive chef of Martino’s Cuban and author of Sabores de Cuba: Diabetes-Friendly Traditional and Nueva Cubano Cuisine

*Liz Moody, creator of Sprouted Routes and author of Glow Pops

*Shannon Sarna, editor of The Nosher and author of Modern Jewish Baker

Interested in showcasing your food business, contact us at hello@thehudsonkitchen.com.

Sponsor: Andcowork
Event Production: AJB Events LLC
 

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Riverview Jazz Festival: Flagship Event
Jun
10
12:00pm12:00pm

Riverview Jazz Festival: Flagship Event

This year, the Riverview Jazz Festival celebrates its  fifth year anniversary! 2017 promises to be the biggest event yet, with over 30 venues all over Hudson County joining the week-long festivities. The festival will kick off on June 3rd at Harborside on the Jersey City waterfront and culminates with our flagship event on June 10th in Riverview Fisk Park in Jersey City Heights.  

BECOME A VENDOR:

In partnership with Riverview Jazz, Hudson Kitchen in association with AJB Events will curate the vendors for this year’s events. If you are interested in participating, please apply to join us. There are a limited number of spaces available to vendors, so applications will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. Note: we will not duplicate food vendors (i.e. we would not allow two pizza vendors, etc).

VENDOR TYPES & FEES:

  • Food Trucks & Tents

  • Food Carts

  • Artisan/Dry Goods

APPLY NOW

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Riverview Jazz Festival Kick Off Event
Jun
3
12:00pm12:00pm

Riverview Jazz Festival Kick Off Event

  • 200 Greene Street Jersey City, NJ, 07302 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This year, the Riverview Jazz Festival celebrates its  fifth year anniversary! 2017 promises to be the biggest event yet, with over 30 venues all over Hudson County joining the week-long festivities. The festival will kick off on June 3rd at Harborside on the Jersey City waterfront and culminates with our flagship event on June 10th in Riverview Fisk Park in Jersey City Heights.  

BECOME A VENDOR:

In partnership with Riverview Jazz, Hudson Kitchen in association with AJB Events will curate the vendors for this year’s events. If you are interested in participating, please apply to join us. There are a limited number of spaces available to vendors, so applications will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. Note: we will not duplicate food vendors (i.e. we would not allow two pizza vendors, etc).

VENDOR TYPES & FEES:

  • Food Trucks & Tents

  • Food Carts

  • Artisan/Dry Goods

APPLY NOW

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Food Business Bootcamp
Jan
24
to Apr 25

Food Business Bootcamp

OVERVIEW

Over a four-month period, attendees will learn directly from industry experts who will share the tools and strategies needed to move a food idea from concept to reality. Participants will also gain the expertise to develop a solid business plan and prepare them to sell their culinary creations in a retail environment.

All workshops take place from 7-9 PM at Hudson County Community College:

1/24/17: 1st 10 Steps to Starting a Food Business

2/7/17: Food Product Concept Development

2/21/17: Food Law                              

**NEW DATE** 3/23/17: Recipe Costing

3/28/17: Food Business Operations                

4/4/17: Marketing Your Food Business on a Budget

4/25/17: Funding Your Food Business             

REGISTRATION FEE

$50 per class or $300 for all seven classes (a 14% discount) 

FREE RESOURCES & DISCOUNTS

*Farmers market supplies checklist and budget

*Opportunity for one-on-one support from industry experts

*Simple business plan template

*Access to the our private Facebook group

*Special offers from our trusted partners

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Table Talk Live: Holiday Celebration
Dec
8
6:30pm 6:30pm

Table Talk Live: Holiday Celebration

JOIN US FOR A FOOD COMMUNITY HOLIDAY CELEBRATION

*Share cocktails and good cheer

*Meet entrepreneurs, restaurant owners, executives, food truck operators, chefs, farmers, journalists, investors, developers and more

*Sample a tasting menu from area startups

ADMISSION: $20 ($10 of the fee will be donated to The Sharing Place Food Pantry and FeedJC)

The Sharing Place Food Pantry is focused on alleviating hunger and poverty in Hudson County.

 FeedJC feeds the homeless and less fortunate in Jersey City through community-based events.

Are you looking for exposure? We are looking for a few more businesses to sample food and beverages at the event.  If you are interested in showcasing your company,  please contact us at hello@thehudsonkitchen.com.

SPONSOR: &co Coworking

EVENT PRODUCTION: AJB Events

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Hudson Kitchen presents Table Talk Live: Speed Networking Edition
Sep
21
6:30pm 6:30pm

Hudson Kitchen presents Table Talk Live: Speed Networking Edition

OVERVIEW
Table Talk Live: Speeding Networking Edition offers attendees the opportunity to sit one-on-one with food industry experts in speed mentoring sessions to get advice on everything from operations, branding, label/package design and distribution to food costing, marketing and public relations, food law, and funding.

SPACE IS LIMITED TO 40 FOOD ENTREPRENEURS

REGISTER NOW

EVENT SCHEDULE
6:30-7:00 PM Registration/Networking/Food & Cocktails
7:00-7:15 PM Introductions & Overview of the evening
7:15-8:45 PM Speed Mentoring Session
8:45-9:30 PM Networking/Dessert & Cocktails

WHAT IS SPEED MENTORING?
Our speed mentoring event is a series of short, focused conversations where food industry experts answer specific questions about your business.

HOW DOES IT WORK?
Attendees will have an opportunity to meet with all of our industry experts by moving around the room every three minutes.  A buzzer will sound when the time is up and there will be a few minutes to move to the next expert.  The speed mentoring session will last approximately one and a half to two hours with a short break.  There will be an opportunity for informal networking over food and drinks at the beginning and the end of the event. 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
Our event is designed for both the startup and established food entrepreneur — specialty food makers, chefs, caterers, bakers, food truck operators and restaurateurs — looking for much needed advice on how to take their businesses to the next level.

BENEFITS OF SPEED NETWORKING
*Connect with 20 food industry experts in a short period of time
*Meet a wide variety of people in a fun and informal setting
*Prepare questions ahead of time in order to maximize time with each expert
*Get instant feedback from experienced professionals

MEET THE MENTORS
Carl Chastain, owner of Van Hook Cheese & Grocery, a family-owned cheese and specialty grocery store that focuses on high quality, local products.

Kevin Chu, loan program manager at Greater Newark Enterprises Corporation, an organization that provides access to capital and training for small businesses.

Valerie Cordero, a food product developer, who oversees new product ideation, protyping and commercialization for KIND Snacks.

Eddie Cotto, Jr., executive chef and owner of ME Casa Restaurant and Catering, a Puerto Rican inspired restaurant and catering company.

Annette Davidson, founder and principal of Icon Food Marketing, a boutique food marketing company that provides the necessary tools to assist in taking food products from kitchen to market.

Lauren Handel, principal attorney at Handel Food Law LLC, a law firm focused exclusively on food, farming and alcoholic beverage businesses.

Ellen Hockley Harrison, founder Greater Good Events, a boutique event planning firm that specializes in creating local, sustainable and socially responsible events.

Joanne Hixson, CEO of Fusion Creative, a full-service strategic communications agency whose services include logo and package design, brand identity and website design.

Nisha Pawar, editor at feedfeed and blogger for Love Laugh Mirch, an Indian-inspired blog focusing on food, family and culture.

Esther Luongo Psarakis, managing partner, Foodpreneur, an educational consultancy providing strategic launch, formulation and sales/marketing support for food, beverage and consumer products.

Jay Savulich, oversees both the Community Business Academy and Business Acceleration Services as Rising Tide Capital's Managing Director of Programs.  Before starting at Rising Tide Capital, he had a twenty-year career owning and operating successful restaurants in New York City.

Karen Schloss, partner at Diaz Schloss, a boutique public relations, marketing, social media and consulting firm that focuses exclusively on the food, beverage and hospitality industries and is well-known for launching restaurants.

Nupur Shah, principal attorney at Nupur Shah Law P.C., a firm that specializes in working with startups and small-to-mid-sized businesses; and advises clients on setting up legal structures, developing contracts, and securing intellectual property rights.

Lauren Siegel, a consultant who has worked for a variety of food-related businesses, including Canyon Ranch Spa, Bon Appétit Management Company, Whole Foods Market and Ming Tsai’s Blue Ginger restaurant

Susan Sweetin, event architect at Sweetin Sisters, an event marketing company that builds meaningful event experiences with a flair for creative storytelling that has proven to drive revenue and forge strong community partnerships.

David Trotta, founder of Whealth, a full service events and hospitality company founded with the mission of connecting the community through healthy eating and cooking.

Julie Weiss has extensive experience in retail, including inventory planning and purchasing.  As a member of the Whole Foods Local Forager team in the Northeast region, she supports entrepreneurs, producers and growers in the development andlaunch of food products in 35 store locations.  Prior to joining Whole Foods, she was a farming apprentice at Stone Barns Center.

MORE MENTORS WILL BE ANNOUNCED SOON!

SPONSORED BY RISING TIDE CAPITAL AND SILVERMAN

PRODUCED BY AJB EVENTS

 

 

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Food Protection Managers Certification Training Workshop
Aug
22
9:00am 9:00am

Food Protection Managers Certification Training Workshop

  • Jersey City Department of Health & Human Services (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Jersey City Department of Health & Human Services  and The Partnership for a Healthier JC present:  Food Protection Managers Certification Training Workshops

Open to All:

  • Summer Food Program Managers
  • Senior Site Managers 
  • Farmers Market Managers
  • CACFP Site Managers
  • Restaurant Owners
  • Food Truck Operators

Registration Fee: $40 participation fee required for exam.  Cash, check or money orders are accepted.

Register and pay at the JCHHS Licensing Bureau, 199 Summit Avenue, Suite D1, Jersey City, NJ. Seating is limited.  Classes are filled on a first come, first served basis.

For more information, call HHS Licensing at 201.547.6800.

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Food Protection Managers Certification Training Workshop
Aug
8
9:00am 9:00am

Food Protection Managers Certification Training Workshop

  • Jersey City Department of Health & Human Services (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Jersey City Department of Health & Human Services  and The Partnership for a Healthier JC present:  Food Protection Managers Certification Training Workshops

Open to All:

  • Summer Food Program Managers
  • Senior Site Managers 
  • Farmers Market Managers
  • CACFP Site Managers
  • Restaurant Owners
  • Food Truck Operators

Registration Fee: $40 participation fee required for exam.  Cash, check or money orders are accepted.

Register and pay at the JCHHS Licensing Bureau, 199 Summit Avenue, Suite D1, Jersey City, NJ. Seating is limited.  Classes are filled on a first come, first served basis.

For more information, call HHS Licenising at 201.547.6800.

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Pricing Your Food Product for Profitability
Jul
26
7:00pm 7:00pm

Pricing Your Food Product for Profitability

  • Hudson County Community College Library (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

During this workshop, attendees will learn step-by-step methods for understanding food service math and using it appropriately in the kitchen.  The course will focus on recipe costing and conversion to give entrepreneurs the knowledge necessary to make objective purchasing and sales decisions.

About the Instructor  Lauren Siegel is a health & fitness professional with over 10 years experience in the food industry. She holds a master’s degree in physics from UCLA and is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America.  Lauren has worked both in the kitchen and the office for a variety of food businesses, including Canyon Ranch Spa, The Omega Institute, Bon Appetit Management Company, Whole Foods Market and Blue Ginger restaurant.  Lauren currently teaches Pilates in Jersey City and enjoys cooking and baking in her home kitchen for family and friends.

Registration Fee: $45 (includes Culinary Math Workbook)

Space is limited

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Food Protection Managers Certification Training Workshop
Jul
25
9:00am 9:00am

Food Protection Managers Certification Training Workshop

  • Jersey City Department of Health & Human Services (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Jersey City Department of Health & Human Services  and The Partnership for a Healthier JC present:  Food Protection Managers Certification Training Workshops

Open to All:

  • Summer Food Program Managers
  • Senior Site Managers 
  • Farmers Market Managers
  • CACFP Site Managers
  • Restaurant Owners
  • Food Truck Operators

Registration Fee: $40 participation fee required for exam.  Cash, check or money orders are accepted.

Register and pay at the JCHHS Licensing Bureau, 199 Summit Avenue, Suite D1, Jersey City, NJ. Seating is limited.  Classes are filled on a first come, first served basis.

For more information, call HHS Licensing at 201.547.6800.

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Food Protection Managers Certification Training Workshop
Jul
11
9:00am 9:00am

Food Protection Managers Certification Training Workshop

  • Jersey City Department of Health & Human Services (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Jersey City Department of Health & Human Services  and The Partnership for a Healthier JC present:  Food Protection Managers Certification Training Workshops

Open to All:

  • Summer Food Program Managers
  • Senior Site Managers 
  • Farmers Market Managers
  • CACFP Site Managers
  • Restaurant Owners
  • Food Truck Operators

Registration Fee: $40 participation fee required for exam.  Cash, check or money orders are accepted.

Register and pay at the JCHHS Licensing Bureau, 199 Summit Avenue, Suite D1, Jersey City, NJ. Seating is limited.  Classes are filled on a first come, first served basis.

For more information, call HHS Licenising at 201.547.6800.

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Table Talk Live
Jun
28
6:00pm 6:00pm

Table Talk Live

Join Us for a Food Community Networking Event

  • Meet entrepreneurs, restaurant owners, executives, food truck operators, chefs, farmers, journalists, investors, developers and more
  • Engage in interactive culinary experiences
  • Sample a tasting menu from area startups


Schedule: 

  • 6-7 PM Networking & Tasting Menu
  • 7-8:15 PM Interactive Sessions
  • 8:15-9 PM More Networking

Registration Fee: $20

To register visit, tabletalklive.eventbrite.com

We are looking for a few startups to showcase their food at the event. If you are interested, please contact us at hello@thehudsonkitchen.com.

Produced by: AJB Events

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4th Annual Riverview Jazz Festival
Jun
11
12:00pm12:00pm

4th Annual Riverview Jazz Festival

The Riverview Jazz Festival will be swinging into its fourth year! 2016 promises to be the biggest event yet, with over 30 venues all over Hudson County joining the week-long festivities. The festival will begin on June 3rd with an opening party during the popular JC Fridays and culminates with our annual, free and open-to-the-public, all-day event in Riverview Fisk Park in Jersey City Heights.  

BECOME A FOOD VENDOR

In partnership with Riverview Jazz, Hudson Kitchen in association with AJB Events will curate the food vendors for this year’s event. If you are interested in participating, please apply to join us. There are a limited number of spaces available to vendors, so applications will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. 

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Start Up 101: The First 10 Steps to Starting A Food Business
May
24
7:00pm 7:00pm

Start Up 101: The First 10 Steps to Starting A Food Business

Join us for the first in a series of workshops designed to help you start your food business off on the right foot.

  • Gain the knowledge needed to create an action plan that will take you from concept to execution of your idea
  • Find the right path through the regulatory and legal requirements
  • Learn how to obtain a permit to sell food and the importance of food safety
  • Hear directly from the experts: New Jersey Small Business Development Center, Jersey City Department of Health and Human Services and entrepreneur David Trotta, founder of WHEALTH

Attendees will also — learn what to look for when searching for a commercial kitchen — get sample food business plans — taste snacks from Garden Steaks Catering — and have the opportunity to network with other food makers.

In Partnership with Rising Tide Capital

Fee: $40

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