Committed To Excellence – The Best Products, The Best Service, The Best Value
The New Jersey Purveyors Association has changed our name to better reflect the dynamics of the industry we serve, the geography we represent, and the value we bring our clients. Our new name is the Metro Restaurant Experts Association.
What We Do
Providing Goods and Services to the Hospitality Industry since 1987.
Established in 1987, the Metro Restaurant Experts 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 Metro Restaurant Experts 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, Metro Restaurant Experts 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: Tim Baratta, Diamond Elite (Credit Card Processing)
Vice President: Len Oppenberg, Victory Pest Solutions (Pest Control)
2nd Vice President: Jake Rinaldo, Tri-State Carbonation (Bulk CO2)
Treasurer: Frank Purdue, True & Associates (Restaurant/Hospitality Insurance)
Rules Committee Chair: Steve Sanders, Sea Breeze Syrups (Beverage Solutions)
Membership Chair: Robert Rivadeneira, York Building Services (Commercial Cleaning Contractor)
Administrator: Jon Samuel, Sea Breeze Syrups (Beverage Solutions)
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
2012 – 2014, Dave Mendez, Law Coffee, Gourmet Coffee, Tea & Espresso
2014 – 2016, Len Oppenberg, Victory Pest Solutions
2016 – 2018, Tim Delaney, Delaney Restaurant Realty (Restaurant Brokerage)
2018 – 2020, Nick Peloso, Waste Management (Trash Removal and Recycling)
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!