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.
We are committed to acting as a safety net to hospitality workers in Hudson and Union Counties and believe that the hospitality industry is one that provides endless opportunities for all. It is an industry which has no bias, and an individual’s achievements are limitless as long as they possess a willingness to learn and have a passion for giving.
School and Business Incubator
We have created a well-respected Hospitality School and a Business Incubator that introduces the underemployed and unemployed to entry level positions in Hospitality. This is all reinforced with the inclusion of life skill classes such as Financial Literacy, ESL (English Second Language) and GED offered to all.
Art of Hospitality additionally helps those already in the industry unravel their potential and grow their talents and business, thus being afforded the opportunity for advancement. This is achieved through higher level classes and coaching. The Hospitality Entrepreneur who is starting their career will have available space, guidance and access to opportunities to help to grow their start up and hence prosper in New Jersey
Caring for Our Fellow Hospitality Workers
The second part of our Mission is to act as a platform for giving to our fellow Hospitality Workers who need assistance. This assistance includes both emergency funds for legal, immigration, tragedies such as fire or medical. Additionally, we are committed to providing financial assistance to allow for career and personal development. We will be giving out 5 scholarships per year to individuals who will transfer from our Certificate Program to one of our higher education partners, Hudson County Community College and Fairleigh Dickinson University. Both colleges will accept our certificate towards graduation credits
Believing strongly in the importance of embracing the communities in which we do business, a corporate giving program, “Help Us Give” (HUG) was established in 2001 where 10% of our restaurant’s three most popular tables is contributed to this cause.
The efforts of HUG have been recognized by American Express and the National Restaurant Association. Landmark Hospitality has been awarded the “Good Neighbor Award” for the State of New Jersey and the “Governors Diamond Award on Tourism.”
Events we hold for the community include Tree Lighting Ceremonies, Spring Egg Hunts, Movies in the Park, and Halloween Pumpkin Patches. For the last 15 years we have held the Snowflake Awards, where over 350 Jersey City school kids from grades 1 to 4 compete in holiday tree decorating and enjoy a fun day with local celebrities and entertainers. Winning schools receive monetary donations to their art departments.