75 food entrepreneurs and industry professionals joined Hudson Kitchen for the first in a series of networking events and culinary business workshops. The event was produced by Anita Belle of AJB Events and held at the JCR Pop Up Shop in downtown Jersey City.
Guests enjoyed a panel discussion entitled "Finding Your Mix: Following Your Dreams as a Food Entrepreneur," which included local food entrepreneurs Dawn Pascale founder of OM Sweet Home, a specialty bakery focusing on plant-based and gluten-free desserts and cakes; Alysis Vasquez of executive chef and owner of Jersey City Chef Collective & Supper Club, Chilltown Kitchen; Eddie Cotto, Jr. executive chef and owner of ME Casa Restaurant and Catering and Lloyd Ortuoste, co-founder of Baonanas, an artisanal banana pudding company. The panel was moderated by Hudson Kitchen founder and CEO Djenaba Johnson-Jones.
Attendees were treated to a tasting menu from 15 local vendors which included Baonanas, A&I Nutreats, Black Swan Pies, Bread & Spoon, Central Avenue Liquors, Dark Side Of The Moo, Graze & Braise, Icon Food Marketing, Lighten Up Caterers!, New Jersey Beer Company, OM Sweet Home, Outer Limits Hot Sauce, Squeeze'D and Waffle It & Co. Guests also learned how to have a more sustainable business from the Community Compost Company.
A special thanks goes out to our promotional partner Yelp New Jersey.
Photo Credit: Dan Howell Photography NYC