Monthly Archives: July 2014

Seafood Chef Prepares to Represent NJ in National Competition

Trenton – New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher will serve as a taster at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, July 28, as the state’s top seafood chef, Jeffry Wierzbicki from Winberie’s in Summit, prepares his entry in the Great American Seafood Cook-off, set to take place in New Orleans on August 2. Chef Wierzbicki came… Read more »

NJREF Offers Multilingual ServSafe Classes to Meet Demand & State Mandate

Trenton, New Jersey – The New Jersey Restaurant Educational Foundation (NJREF) is offering multilingual “ServSafe” classes due to high demand and an increasing number of restaurant industry employees who speak a variety of languages, especially Spanish. ServSafe certification is required by New Jersey state law and necessitates at least one person per establishment be certified…. Read more »

Immigration reform means more New Jersey businesses and jobs

By Marilou Halvorsen   Every New Jersey food lover knows that our state is blessed with an abundance of excellent ethnic restaurants.  In addition to great food, these local businesses create jobs, generate tax revenue, and support the growth of our state economy.  And many of them were founded and are run by immigrants.  The… Read more »

Twelve Key Ingredients for Starting Out a Successful Restaurant

Written by Jean Hanham Sales Associate, JC Kapas · “The Restaurant Specialist” Whether currently a restaurateur or just thinking about getting started in the business, there are several ingredients you’ll want to consider that can impact your overall success. The list below is intended to help you take an inventory of where you are today… Read more »