Thursday, November 17, 2011

CKCA Kosherfest Wrap Up

The Center for Kosher Culinary Arts (CKCA) once again attended the Kosherfest 2011 Trade Show last week, and returned to Coney Island Avenue with new information and renewed perspectives about the world of kosher food production. Our booth was very active, and we were happy to give away 500 of the hottest kitchen tool on the market, a "CKCA orange" bowl scraper. Our booth was so busy that we ran out of our giveaway in the middle of the second day!

Our students were once again admired and respected show visitors and looked every bit the next generation of kosher chefs when they checked it at our booth looking spiffy in their chef whites.

Dean of Student Affairs Chef Instructor Avram Wiseman and Head Pastry Chef Philippe Kaemmerle were here, there, and everywhere at the show, speaking to people at our booth, tasting new kosher creations, and moderating (Chef Avram) and judging (Chef Philippe) the Kosherfest/CKCA Culinary Competition that was sponsored by Jack's Gourmet.

Click here to read more about Kosherfest's first ever live culinary competition, which was organized by CKCA and attended by approximately 300 people, with standing room only.

Highlights of our visits to Kosherfest booths included the smash hit of Jack's Gourmet's new product win, the Jamaican Jerk Chicken sausage. (We're not just saying this because Jack is cool and sponsored our competition. The sausage really is fantastic.) We also loved the Tishbi line of jams made with Champagne preserves, especially the passionfruit flavor, which was also a winner in the Kosherfest new product competition. Other highlights of the show were seeing CKCA's many friends, alumni and colleagues in the kosher food world, including our kashruth instructor Rabbi Zushe Blech.

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