Monday, January 20, 2014

CKCA Co-Hosts Seminar on Advantages of Kosher Certification

The Center for KosherCulinary Arts (CKCA) in partnership with the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce is launching 2014’s “Brooklyn Eats” seminar series with a panel discussion entitled “Kosher Made Easy” geared to food and beverage manufacturers.  The seminar has been filling quickly and is the first of it’s kind in Brooklyn. It will take attendees through a basic primer on what kosher means and explore the potential business opportunities of attaining kosher certification.

Topics to be covered include:

  • benefits of getting kosher supervision
  • certification process details
  • costs involved in acquiring kosher supervision
  • how to market kosher supervised products to distributors, retailers and customers

Jesse Blonder, CKCA Director will be moderating an engaging discussion with a distinguished panel of speakers including:
- Rabbinical authorities from the Orthodox Union’s (OU) -Kosher Division. 
- Menachem Lubinsky, kosher marketing "guru", Kosherfest founder, and President of Lubicom.
- Jacob Rusanov, Category Director of kosher foods for KeHE Distributors.

Many are unaware that the OU currently supervises a whopping 500,000 products manufactured in 83 countries!  Another staggering statistic: According to Lubicom Marketing, the dollar value of kosher ingredients sold in the United States is now $370,000,000,000 with an average annual growth rate of 10-15% (from 2005 to 2010).

When it comes to kosher, CKCA is committed to training and education. Not only the kosher chefs of the future, but also the aspiring and established professionals throughout the kosher food industry. The Brooklyn Chamber, whose mission is to serve and support Brooklyn based industry, is offering this seminar in recognition of Brooklyn's growing number of small to mid sized food and beverage manufacturers, whose products may be eligible for kosher certification.

Event Info:  Wednesday, January 22, 2014,  8:30AM – 10:AM 

Industry City, 237 37th Street - Sunset Park. 

Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

If you know of someone who might benefit from this seminar, kindly spread the word!    It promises to be informative and a worthwhile networking opportunity!
 For information and registration

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