our mission

The Mission of the Foundation is to support the needs and dreams of hospitality workers
by offering career paths, growth opportunities, and propelling career
advancement while offering financial support.

our commitment

Empowerment

Assist with advancing and empowering hospitality workers careers through life coaching skills. Allow all individuals to develop and grow to their maximum potential.

College partnerships

Our partnership with Hudson County Community College and FDU will allow students to carry credits towards matriculation.

employment pathway

Provide a pathway to employment through Landmark and our partnership with the New Jersey Restaurant Association

Course Listing

Online and in-person hybrid

real world paid application

Offer on the job training, paid internships and employment through Landmark’s restaurants, event spaces and hotels

Presently at

Liberty House Wedding & Event Venue
76 Audrey Zapp Dr, Jersey City, NJ 07305

Hudson House Wedding & Event Venue
2 Chapel Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07305

Coming soon to classrooms at the Albion, Jersey City

cirriculum

classroom cirriculum

Our eight-week program allows students to gain the requisite skills for positions in hospitality with a focus towards entry-level front of the house and back of the house careers.

job placement

Our program which was designed and is administered by industry professionals will allow students to possess a skill set which is will be highly sort after.

food & understanding

Students will gain an understanding of nutrition, develop healthier eating habits, food sustainability and a history of food and modern cuisine.

college credits

Achieve portable and stackable industry-recognized credentials and receive a certificate of completion. Credits are recognized by Farleigh Dickinson University & Hudson County Community College.

internship in the industry

Training will culminate with a four-week on the job paid internship, where students will be immersed into the hospitality culture head-on.

industry training

Life Skills, Financial Literacy, and Industry Focused Skill Training.

board members

Anthony Bucco

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF CULINARY OPERATIONS AT LANDMARK HOSPITALITY

Read Anthony’s Bio

jeanne cretella

President and Co-Owner of Landmark Hospitality

Read Jeanne’s Bio

Maddy Cretella

Director of Marketing + Branding at Landmark Hospitality

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Amy Degiese

Hudson County Democratic Organization Chairwoman

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Maureen Hulings

CHAIRWOMAN OF THE JERSEY CITY MUA BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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Thomas McAteer

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT LANDMARK HOSPITALITY

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Alycea Nightingale

Founder and Executive Director of Educate The Block (ETB)

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William O’Dea

COUNTY COMMISSIONER

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JOYCE E. WATERMAN

COUNCIL PRESIDENT

Read Joyce’s Bio

Eric Weiss

Founder of Service Arts

Read Eric’s Bio

our partners