The New Jersey Food Council hosted the “Night of Distinction” Reception on Wednesday March 16, at The Palace at Somerset, Somerset, New Jersey. The event with its powerful slate of honorees drew over 500 guests to the event including prominent food industry executives.
At the event, Dan Croce, President of Acme Markets and his Executive Team; Rafael Cuellar, President & CEO Cuellar Family ShopRites; Barry Schiro, President, CBA Industries, were honored with Industry Achievement Awards for their meaningful contribution to advance the mission of the Food Council, for achieving significant food business success and for their history of civic service within the New Jersey food community. Linda Doherty, President & CEO, New Jersey Food Council also was presented with the Excellence in Leadership Award recognizing her 23 years of service at the food council and her 12 years as President.
NJFC Chair, Judy Spires, CEO of Kings Food Market stated, “This distinguished class of food industry leaders was recognized for their continued achievements in the competitive NJ marketplace. We were thrilled with the outpouring of support for this event and the honorees, which is no surprise given these honorees are among the most respected leaders in the industry”.
In addition to their Industry Achievement Award, each honoree was presented with Joint Resolutions by Senator Jennifer Beck of the NJ State Legislature commemorating their industry achievement and dedication to business in the Garden State.
The New Jersey Food Council is the Garden State’s food industry trade association with almost 400 members representing over 1,200 retail food stores, wholesalers, manufacturing and service companies that supply them.