‘Kosher Supervisor Of The Year’ Award To Be Presented At Kosherfest 2013
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, August 19, 2013, 11:15 AM EDT
October 29-30, 2013, Meadowlands Exposition Center, Secaucus, NJ
The 2013 “Kosher Supervisor of the Year” award, presented by KASHRUS Magazine will be presented at the upcoming 2013 Kosherfest, show the world’s largest kosher-certified products trade show and annual meeting place for the industry's top kosher supermarket, restaurant and foodservice buyers. The award, sponsored by the producers of Kosherfest, Estihana Restaurant (with Brooklyn and Manhattan locations) and Chai KoTapas Restaurant (Teaneck, NJ), will be presented on Wednesday, October 30 prior to the 6th annual Kosherfest Culinary Competition.
For a long time kosher supervisors (Mashgiach) were the “unsung heroes” of the kosher food business. Now, they are recognized for the important role they play with this special “Kosher Supervisor of the Year “annual award. The recipient, chosen from nominations submitted by leading certifying agencies, will receive an award and $1000 cash gift. Kosherfest will sponsors the 2013 award in conjunction with two kosher restaurants -- In previous years, KASHRUS Magazine presented the award to Gedalya Silverstein of Atlanta, GA (2011) and Moshe Stander of Boynton Beach, FL (2012).
The kosher supervisor (mashgiach) is the vital link in the chain that ensures that a food product is actually kosher. A Mashgiach (Hebrew: משגיח, pl. משגיחים, mashgichim, lit. "Supervisor") is a Jew who supervises the kashrut status of a kosher establishment. A mashgiach may supervise any type of food service establishment, including slaughterhouses, food manufacturers, hotels, caterers, nursing homes, restaurants, butchers, groceries, or cooperatives. The mashgiach usually works as the on-site supervisor and inspector, representing the kashrut organization or a local rabbi, who actually makes the policy decisions for what is or is not acceptably kosher.
KASHRUS Magazine, the periodical for the kosher consumer and trade, has participated in Kosherfest since its inception in 1988. Kosher trade manufacturers, merchants and marketers subscribe to KASHRUS Magazine for valuable information for their business and personal life. An interview with the winner, and coverage of the award presentation at Kosherfest, will be featured in the December issue of KASHRUS Magazine. To receive a copy, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (718) 336-8544.
Kosherfest celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, October 29 & 30, 2013 at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, NJ. The 25th anniversary edition of the world’s largest and most attended kosher trade show will feature special events and programs to mark its 25th anniversary, including a Keynote session highlighting the growth of the kosher industry in the last 25 years. More than 6,000 industry professionals are expected to attend, and more than 325 exhibitors will feature kosher-certified products and services for the kosher market. For additional information on the 2013 Kosherfest, visit www.kosherfest.com .