The mission of the third annual Kosher Food Blogger Conference is to educate kosher food bloggers and vendors on how to enhance the value of their blogs and overall brands through best practices, sponsorships, technology and partnerships. The Kosher Food Blogger Conference brings together well-recognized food bloggers and professionals and makes them accessible to conference participants. Speakers are chosen for the experience and innovative thinking that they bring to the kosher food blogging community. The Conference programming is built around the topics that are crucial for building an education on social media, photography, writing, branding, marketing, and technology in our current environment. _________________________________________________________________________


When: Monday, November 10, 2014
Chabad House Bowery (near NYU) 353 Bowery, New York, NY 10003
Time: 10:30 am – 5:00 pm
Who: Kosher food bloggers, kosher vendors and professionals in the food industry
What: Food bloggers and professionals openly discussing branding and marketing strategy; hands-on food styling seminar; networking and branding tips and tricks; pitch to publish panel discussion.
Sponsorship Opportunities: Please contact for sponsorship packages. Kosher Food Bloggers has partnered with Joy of Kosher for this exclusive event and we are offering a unique branding and advertising opportunity to link your name to this much anticipated event.




Here are our speakers at the 2014 Kosher Food Bloggers Conference:

Keynote Speaker Jackie Gordon: One of the hardest parts of being a blogger is working alone. The single most valuable part of going to conferences is meeting colleagues and sharing your knowledge and experiences with each other. Jackie Gordon’s aim is to connect the attendees at the Kosher Food Blogger conference so you can reap all the benefits of networking long after the conference is over. Jackie is an award-winning singing chef, entrepreneur, event producer, food blogger and speaker who has worn nearly every hat in the restaurant and catering business. Trained as a business coach, she speaks predominately to culinary professionals and food bloggers about how to grow their businesses through workshops and presentations that focus on networking, branding, business development and strategy, working with sponsors, crowdfunding and more. Jackie has presented at Cookbook Conference, Food Tech Conference, Eat Write Retreat, Food and Wine Conference, International Association of Culinary Professionals conference and more. She creates specific workshops for organizations like the New York Women’s Culinary Alliance. Jackie has a mailing list that connects over 170 tri-state food bloggers and creates opportunities for them to spend time and share food together like the annual Pie Party Potluck LIVE! As a singing chef, she brings delight to audiences through her “eatertainment” shows that pair tasting foods with music, humor, food culture and history. Her latest production Chocabaret: An artisan chocolate tasting meets a cabaret show was successfully funded using Kickstarter and produced in New York in October 2013. She owns Divalicious Chocolate Events in New York. She talks about food a lot on Twitter and Instagram: @divathatateny. Check her blog: The Diva That Ate New York  and her website: See her cooking and singing about food on her YouTube channel: Jackie Gordon Singing Chef.

Trina Kaye makes connections. As a public relations consultant, she regularly connects the press to her clients to create national news coverage. She also works with brand strategists to connect targeted media with multi-media branding and marketing opportunities. Her client list ranges from Fortune 1000 companies to advertising agencies and marketing companies to entrepreneurs to branded personalities. Her clients have appeared in Time, Better Homes and Gardens, Bon Appetit, the Associated Press and on Today.


George Geary CCP, Author of 10 best selling cookbooks, IACP Educator of the Year Recipient, Tour Operator of the year from IACP and Frommers, George can be seen as the Featured Chef on San Diego Living weekly doing food and product endorsements. George teaches in over 120 schools worldwide and also aboard the Holland America Line Ships.


Television Producer and Chef Avi Levy has been creating in the kitchen since he can remember. Avi worked his way through college as a kosher butcher as well as a chef in numerous restaurants and catering venues. He has always looked for ways to add some extra zest and spice to his dishes. His signature dishes often combine a Spanish and tropical influence with American and Israeli traditions. He’s at home in the kitchen, at the grill or in front of a fryer. You can enjoy his kosher cooking video series, Avi’s Kosher Kitchen, on YouTube and at As a film maker (Avi’s first profession) he has received numerous awards including Emmy’s and Tellys. His documentary work has been seen on PBS and NBC. He’s even worked with Julia Child and many other award winning chefs. He directs and produces lifestyle programs, documentaries and highly effective fund raising videos for non-profit organizations such as Chabad, Boy Scouts of America and JAFCO. his work has taken him all over the world and has enabled him to work with organizations and people such as; Perry Ellis, Aetna Health, The US Holocaust Memorial Museum, Caspar Weinberger, General Norman Schwartzkopf, Wolfman Jack, Leonard Nimoy and General Alexander Haig. You can view his other television work here: Avi is known for is ability to make virtually anyone relaxed in front of the camera.

Stephanie Abrams is a CEO of SocialFly, a full-service digital marketing and public relations agency specializing in social PR. A graduate of the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration, Stephanie began her career in sales at Marriott International and Hilton Worldwide. Realizing the connection between social media and business growth, Stephanie decided to leave her career in sales in 2009 to utilize her digital media expertise in the business world. Combining her sales and marketing experience with her underlying passion for helping others succeed, Stephanie developed her first companies, Astar Interactive and Gabbaroo. In 2011, she co-founded Socialfly, a full service digital marketing and public relations company specializing in Hospitality, lifestyle, and entertainment companies.



10:30 am: Sign In
Tasting Table Sponsored by Kosher Artisanal

11:00 am: Building and Marketing Your Brand
with Keynote Speaker Jackie Gordon

12:30 pm: Lunch
Sponsored by Pitopia, Eden Wok and Great Kosher Restaurants International

1:30 pm: Are You Ready for Prime Time: Selling Your Brand to the Media
with Trina Kaye and George Geary

2:30 pm: Presentation from BurnJel

2:45 pm: Preparing for Your TV Cameo
with Chef Avi Levy

3:45 pm: Social Media Best Practices for Bloggers
with Stephanie Abrams



Melinda Strauss
Phone: (516) 569-4727

We look forward to seeing you at the conference!

















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