Our Team of Foodpreneur Instructors: Led by Esther Luongo Psarakis, along with our colleagues are all subject matter experts in their field to provide you with a comprehensive educational “Foodpreneurial” experience. (Additional guest speakers may be scheduled- such as experts in Food Science, Trademark Law, Branding for our training programs)
Esther Luongo Psarakis- President – Foodpreneur -Esther is a seasoned food development consultant specializing in early stage product development and in strategic management of international brands into the US market. She is the President of Foodpreneur an educational company that provides instruction on the basics of launching a food or beverage based company. This endeavor came out of her personal experiences launching her brand, Taste of Crete, as well as importing various artisan brands into the US. She sold these brands into a number of leading retailers including Whole Foods, William Sonoma, Sur La Table, Shoprite, King’s, Bristol Farms, and Andronico’s among others. Esther is a New Jersey SBDC, Small Business Advisor, specializing in handling clients with food and beverage businesses. Her diverse background includes importing as well as extensive global sales & marketing experience and a strong training & development background from American Express & Citicorp. Esther has been a speaker and educator at the Specialty Food Association, been featured in the New York Times and USA Today, appeared on FOX News, and NJ Channel 12.