The largest and most attended kosher-certified trade show in the world, Kosherfest has been an annual event for nearly 30 years. When Kosherfest debuted in 1989, it featured 69 exhibitors and about 700 attendees. The two-day event has grown exponentially since then, and today it attracts more than 6,000 industry professionals and 325 exhibitors.
Exhibitors highlight innovative state-of-the-art products in the New Product Showcase, while attendees get to learn about developing trends in the foodservice industry. Other Kosherfest attractions include lectures, cooking demonstrations, new product awards, and an exhibition hall—which will house a multitude of free food samples along with over 350 certified kosher producers, distributors, and suppliers. Celebrity chefs are even known to put their skills to the test at Kosherfest by competing against one another in cook-offs.
This year’s educational demonstrations will focus on retail manageme and be given by Jamie Geller. Topics that’ll be covered include food trends in the market, best practices for food demos, and menu design. Kosherfest 2017 will also have several product pavilions that promote items from Israel, India, Sri Lanka, Costa Rica, Philippines, and more.
The 2017 Kosherfest will take place November 14 & 15 at the 80,000 sq. ft. Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, New Jersey. Since the event is a private trade show, attendees must be qualified professionals in either the foodservice or retail industry.