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September 11th, 2013

by Total Food Service

Sophia Karakasidou Demonstration Scheduled For Tri-State Food Expo


The true simplicity and beauty of Mediterranean cooking will be demonstrated by top New Jersey restaurateur and Chef Sophia Karakasidou of Kuzina by Sofia, (Cherry Hill, NJ) at the upcoming Tri-State Food Expo, scheduled for October 1-2, 2013.


Chef Sofia will focus on Vegetarian Greek and Jersey Fresh, turning local New Jersey fresh produce into delectable authentic vegetarian Greek recipes.

In June 2013 SJ Magazine voted Kuzina by Sophia ‘Editors Choice’ for Best Dessert/Pastry in South Jersey. The establishment was also named Best Greek Restaurant in the Garden State by New Jersey Monthly Magazine. Visitors to the trade show can see her in action on Wednesday, October 2 at 1:00pm.  

Tri-State Food Expo is a new trade show for the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut retail and foodservice market, and is open only to qualified buyers and industry professionals. Foodservice and retail owners, operators, buyers and industry associated can explore hundreds of exhibitors and products; attend culinary demonstrations and education sessions while at the expo.  The event takes place October 1-2 at the Meadowlands Expo Center in Secaucus, NJ.   Exhibitors include food and equipment manufacturers, manufacturing agents and suppliers, food and equipment distributors, dealers, brokers and traders.

The Tri-State Food Expo is produced by Diversified Business Communications. Diversified has partnered with the New Jersey Restaurant Association (NJRA), an association representing more than 23,000 eating and drinking establishments in the Garden State. The NJRA’s restaurant and vendor members will benefit from the partnership in special attendee pricing, and exclusive exhibit space access at the Expo.  The Expo is open to qualified retail and foodservice trade buyers. Buyers must be affiliated with food service establishments, institutional dining, retailers or retail food service. 

The Tri-State Food Expo is produced by Diversified Business Communications. The Portland, Maine-based trade show producer is also the organizer of several leading U.S. foodservice and retail industry trade events including the New England Food Show (Boston, MA), the Seafood Expo – North America (formerly International Boston Seafood Show) (Boston, MA) and Kosherfest (Secaucus, NJ), in addition to other non-food industry shows.

Established in 1942, the New Jersey Restaurant Association (NJRA) represents the Garden State's 25,000 eating and drinking establishments - the State's largest private sector employers, generating $14 billion in annual sales and employing over 311,000 people. Through member education, advocacy, networking, and support, NJRA has become an essential ingredient for successful and professional eating and drinking establishments, vendors, non-profits, schools and students.

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