Jake Dell, Evan Bloom

The Evolution of the Jewish Delicatessen

Jake Dell, Evan Bloom

Talk: The Evolution of the Jewish Delicatessen

Jake Dell, owner of Katz’s Deli in NYC, and Evan Bloom, co-owner of Wise Sons Deli in San Francisco, have a conversation on the evolution of the Jewish Deli. Moderated by Stefanie Tuder of Eater SF, Evan and Jake discuss what makes a Jewish Deli, the role delis play in American culture, and how Evan and Jake maintain the food traditions of their ancestors while operating modern businesses. Will Katz Deli ever give up their ticket system? Can there be more than one great Jewish Deli per city? Does the future of Jewish cuisine have room for vegan Rubens? These questions and many more are addressed in this talk.

Jake Dell

Jake Dell is the owner of Katz's Delicatessen in Nyew York. He also opened the first-ever location outside of its home in the Lower East Side.

Evan Bloom

Evan founded Wise Sons with Leo Beckerman and his brother Ari in 2010. Today Evan serves as the company President and oversees the company’s day-to-day operations with a specific focus on culinary and brand direction. An accomplished chef and entrepreneur, Evan is widely regarded as one of the leaders in the modern Jewish Food movement.