Shop Talk – Spring 2016
A Freilichen Chanukah…Gourmet Glatt-Style
Hundreds of excited kids (and more than a few delighted parents) enjoyed the festivities at Gourmet Glatt’s Chanukah Family Extravaganza, which was held at the Woodmere store on the last day of Chanukah. The event featured entertainment by the Shnitzel Guys, a photo kiosk by Naomi Cohen, a cash booth, face painting, Oriental paper cutting, a seemingly endless stream of free popcorn and donuts, special giveaways, and more.
Earlier in the week, Gourmet Glatt joined with Chabad of the Five Towns for the annual Candle Lighting in the Park, which each year attracts families from throughout the Five Towns and surrounding areas.
Table for 2 Comes to Woodmere
For the first time, Gourmet Glatt’s live webcast of the popular Nachum Segal Network (NSN) show, Table for 2 — hosted by the ever-vivacious Naomi Nachman, aka The Aussie Gourmet – was held at the store’s Woodmere branch and judging from the audience reaction, neighborhood shoppers couldn’t have been happier.
The program featured wine and food pairings, a cooking demo, food sample giveaways, and interviews with a number of special guests, including Albert Bijou, executive chef, The Coffee Bar (Lawrence); Jay Buchsbaum, vice president of marketing, Royal Wines; Jamie Chazanoff, pastry chef, Bordeaux (Brooklyn); and Brigitte Mizrahi, proprietor, Natural & Kosher Cheese. Gourmet Glatt is the official sponsor of the “What’s for Dinner?” segment of Naomi’s weekly program.
Working in Concert with the Community
Gourmet Glatt is proud to have once again sponsored the Harmony Concert benefitting TOVA – a program that provides adult mentors to Jewish youngsters struggling with academic, social and emotional issues. The biennial song and dance extravaganza gives local women and girls an opportunity to showcase their considerable talents even as they support Tova’s incredibly important work.
“Like the amazing cast and crew of Harmony, who devote so much time and effort to this extremely popular event, we believe it’s a responsibility and a privilege to use our resources to impact the local and wider Jewish community in a positive way,” says Gourmet Glatt’s Yoeli Steinberg. In keeping with that corporate core value, in recent months the store also sponsored the spectacular Rachel’s Place performance of Fiddler on the Roof; a highly successful bowl-a-thon to benefit the Madraigos youth programs for teens and young adults; numerous annual dinners and events benefiting local yeshivos and mosdos including Torah Academy for Girls (TAG), Yeshivas Siach Yitzchok and Achiezer Community Resource Center. The store also maintained its ongoing efforts on behalf of Achiezer’s hospital respite program, providing upwards of 100 Yom Tov meals for families of hospitalized patients served by Achiezer Community Resource Center; Tomchei Shabbos; local Avos U’Banim learning groups; and other worthy causes.
A Grand Day for a Grand Opening
Thousands turned out for the January 19 grand opening of Gourmet Glatt in Lakewood, NJ. At the ribbon cutting ceremony that officially kicked off the day’s proceedings, Chesky Kauftheil, chairman of Gourmet Glatt, welcomed numerous local dignitaries, including Mayor Menashe Miller; Senator Robert Singer; Captain Thomas Langenberger; Sherriff Michael G. Mastronardy; Duvy Honig, founder of The Parnassah Network, who read a letter on behalf of Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno; and Rabbi Aaron Kotler, CEO of Beth Medrash Govoha.
Kol Hakovod Yeladot!
Gourmet Glatt welcomed a delightful group of Shulamith third graders who, as part of a class project, came into the store on a recent afternoon to shop for Israeli products. The youngsters each had five dollars to spend (courtesy of their parents) and strict instructions to speak only Hebrew during their shopping excursion. The girls did such an amazing job, front end manager Ash Cohn handed each of them a complimentary chocolate bar (from Israel, of course!) as they were leaving the store.
Inspired by Gourmet Glatt
Visitors coming into Bnos Bais Yaakov’s lunchroom a few days before Purim would have been forgiven for thinking they’d accidentally wandered into a certain well-known local supermarket. That’s because the Far Rockway elementary school’s Purim Chagiga theme this year was — you guessed it – Gourmet Glatt. “How gratifying,” says Yoeli Steinberg, ”to realize we’re already inspiring tomorrow’s homemakers.”