Award Winning Mixologist Presentation Scheduled For Tri-state Food Expo, October 1, 2013


August 15, 2013: What makes for a great cocktail? Award-winning mixologist Michael "Deeg" DiGioacchino, of Salt Creek Gill in Princeton, NJ, will share the secrets of great cocktails at the Tri-State Food Expo on Tuesday, October 1 from 3:45- 4:15 pm.

Deeg is a two-time winner of New Jersey's Mixologist of the Year, with his The Shawshank and Jersey Diner cocktails taking top honors. His presentation at Tri-State Food Expo will share the secret Jersey Diner ingredient during his demonstration, while also giving the audience ideas to wow their patrons with creative and innovative cocktails, increase sales and keep customers coming back for more.

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. For additional event information or to attend the show, visit For information on exhibiting a product or service, contact Harrison Hines,, (207) 842-5664.

Diversified Business Communications

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. food 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.

New Jersey Restaurant Association

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.

Note to Media: Media may register online free of charge at For interviews, photos, or additional information, please contact Vicki Garfinkel, Andover Communications,, (201) 947-4133.



Vicki Garfinkel
Andover Communications
(201) 947-4133