What We Do
Established in 1987, the New Jersey Purveyors Association is a co-operative vendor association providing a single source entity for all your restaurant, food service and hospitality needs. Individually as well as collectively, our customers are the reason we’re in business. Their goals are our inspiration. Their achievement is our benchmark of excellence. It is this success through partnership philosophy that brings customers back time and again to the New Jersey Purveyors Association for a complete range of services. Our goal is to lead New Jersey’s restaurant industry into a new era of prosperity, prominence and profitability with full service business solutions. Through our member’s commitment, experience and combined efforts, our professional network helps provide the consistently high standard of value and service excellence that you deserve.
Founded in 1987 by David Katz, a serial entrepreneur, New Jersey Purveyors Association has evolved to be a stable co-operative vendor association of quality-minded vendors offering a wide range of products and services to the food & hospitality industry.
Through our member’s commitment, experience and combined efforts, our professional network helps provide the consistently high standard of value and service excellence that you deserve.
Adherence to strict standards established with “By-Laws” and a “Code of Ethics” has been the recipe for continuity of purpose and benefit to both members and the food service community.
Current Board of Directors
President: Dave Mendez, Law Coffee (Gourmet Coffee, Tea & Espresso)
Vice President: Roman Shapoval, Micros Retail Systems (POS Systems)
2nd Vice President: Len Oppenberg, Victory Pest Solutions (Pest Control)
Treasurer: Frank Purdue, True & Associates (Restaurant/Hospitality Insurance)
Rules Committee Chair: Steve Sanders, Sea Breeze Syrups (Beverage Solutions)
Membership Chair: Alan Nussbaum, Capital Access Network (Restaurant Financing)
Secretary: Steve Di Ori, Handy Store Fixtures (Equipment Fixtures and Packaging)
1987 – 1991, David Katz, Cappuccino Connection, Espresso Equipment
1991 – 1997, Dan Walker, Walker Group Inc., Restaurant Brokerage
1997 – 2000, Dawn Bridy-O’Connor, Bridy Sales, Beverage Dispensing Equip.
2000 – 2003, Patrick Murphy, Baldor Enterprises, Specialty Food Purveyor
2003 – 2006, Steve Sanders, Sea Breeze, Premium Beverage on Tap
2006 – 2008, Martin Powers, Wayne Meat Corp., Meat
2008 – 2010, Alan Nussbaum, Advance Me, Restaurant Financing
2010 – 2012, Frank Purdue, True & Associates, Restaurant Insurance
Vendors firmly established in the food service and hospitality industries may access our application for membership by clicking here. Upon its’ completion, please attach and email to firstname.lastname@example.org. An organization representative will respond to you promptly. Thank you for your interest!