Allendale Bar & Grill and Mahwah Bar & Grill
Black Horse Diner
Immediate Past Chairman
2017 Board of Directors
Past Chairman, Director
HCCC Culinary Arts Institute
Kurt Knowles, Jr.
The Manor and Pleasantdale Chateau
45th Street Pub and Throwbacks Bar & Grill
Mehtani Restaurant Group
Opici Family Distributing
Sea Breeze Syrups
Stage Left and Catherine Lombardi
Grand Summit Hotel
Meet Jeanne Cretella, the NJRHA’s 2016-2017 Chairwoman!
Jeanne Cretella of Landmark Hospitality, Inc. is the president and co-owner of seven premier eating establishments in three states and a well-known figure in the hospitality industry.
Landmark Hospitality currently owns four New Jersey high-end restaurant and catering establishments, including the Liberty House Restaurant in Jersey City, the Stone House in Warren, the Boathouse on Mercer Lake, and the Ryland Inn in White House Station. In addition, Landmark owns Celebrate at Snug Harbor in Staten Island, NY and two venues in New Hope, PA, Hotel du Village and the Logan Inn.
“Jeanne’s been a very active board member for quite some time and a passionate supporter of our causes,” said Marilou Halvorsen, president of the NJRHA. “She’s instrumental in helping our organization deal with legislative issues that affect our industry as well as understanding the importance of growing our member base to mobilize the myriad of people and businesses we represent.”
With over 30 years of experience, Cretella is an established veteran in the hospitality industry and part of a growing trend of women leadership in a formerly male-dominated field.
“Besides my family, this business has been my life,” said Cretella. “Without it, I wouldn’t be where I am today, nor the successful businesswoman I’ve become. I enjoy being involved with the NJRHA and am passionate about the importance of mobilizing our members to address the issues that imperil their businesses. Not many New Jerseyans understand that the hospitality industry is the second largest employer in our state. We’re proud to offer opportunities that no other industry offers. Our doors are open to unskilled labor. For many they have the opportunity to develop their skills, grow into Management positions and prosper.”