Last week was our inaugural radio show on our new venue. We had some sound problems, which is unfortunate because it was an interesting, informative show. Our guest was the very charming Kim Amzallag, Director of Sales and Marketing at Kosher Inspired Magazine. If you missed the show you can hear it here.
Yesterday afternoon, I picked up my own radio studio equipment which – hopefully – I will have mastered by this evening and thus avoid last week’s pitfalls. Our guest tonight will be Izzet Ozdogan, President of OSEM USA. OSEM is one of the major food producers in the world, while it is the biggest producer and exporter of kosher food, it is majority owned by Nestlé S.A. of Switzerland.
Izzet Ozdogan joined OSEM more than 25 years ago in Israel as its export manager when Osem exports were in its infancy. In the mid-1990s Izzet established Osem USA – in Englewood, NJ – became its president and moved to New Jersey
The company’s history, starting in 1942, often parallels the history of the State of Israel. We will discuss the objectives of the company’s founders, their vision, how that evolved and became a conglomerate offering hundreds of kosher products available globally.
We will also talk about their Kosher for Passover items – some of them new – as well as some of the company’s iconic products which have gone on to represent Israeli food throughout the world. We will talk about the Israeli willpower and dedication that allows enterprises to flourish – against all odds – even while surrounded by bloodthirsty enemies.
Please tune in to what promises to be an informative and entertaining show here, at 8:00pm Eastern Time tonight, Wednesday, the 23rd of March.
We hope you’ll give us a listen!