OK Kosher hosted its annual grand Chanukah celebrations, featuring three festive parties – one for female employees, one for male employees and one for the children of all employees. As in previous years, the parking garage was transformed into a fully heated, decorated lounge to accommodate the many attendees.
The highlight of the ladies’ party was a cooking demonstration by local Crown Heights food blogger and gourmet cook, Chanie Apfelbaum of BusyInBrooklyn.com. Chanie was recently featured in the Wall Street Journal and on the Meredeith Viera Show. The demo showcased beautiful dairy dishes featuring various cheeses as the star ingredient. All attendees were entered into a raffle to win a deluxe cheese gift basket sponsored by Anderson International/Natural & Kosher Cheese. The event ended with a gourmet dairy lunch of specialty cheese entrees catered by Bunch-o-Bagels.
The children’s party, with over 70 children, KA”H, featured famous ventriloquist/magician John Pizzi, known for his appearance on a national talent program. The children also enjoyed crafts geared to every age, a scrumptious brunch of hot cocoa, pancakes and French toast, face painting by the talented Pnina Hanoka of FaceArt by Pnina, and a delectable dairy lunch from Bunch-o-Bagels. Every child received a hat featuring the slogan “I’ve Got the Kosher Spirit!”
The parties concluded with a farbrengen style gathering for the men, featuring an inspiring performance by Chaim Fogelman of his soulful compositions that brought many to tears, dancing, Divrei Torah and stories of the Rebbe. An elegant dairy lunch, featuring OK certified wines and beer, rounded out the memorable event.