Marilyn Schlossbach is well known at the Jersey Shore and beyond as a chef, restaurateur and philanthropist. Now she’s adding another moniker to her impressive credentials – cookbook author. And because this is Marilyn’s cookbook, it will be a showcase of her community involvement and is aptly titled Eat This Community. We’ll get all the details about the new cookbook and when it will be available. Profits from the cookbook will be used to support some of her favorite causes, among them the Kula Café in Asbury Park, which is a collaboration with Interfaith Neighbors, and Clean Ocean Action, an environmental organization that works to protect coastlines and marine environments. Marilyn is a self-taught chef and entrepreneur who went from marketing student, to waitress, to the chef du cuisine of Oshin, one of NJ’s first Asian Fusion restaurants to open in the 1980s. She has not looked back since first stepping behind the line in 1982 to cover for her brother and head chef at Oshin, spending the last 30 years developing her culinary style through travel, self-instruction, and an unwavering passion for gastronomy. In 2014, she was named one of NJ’s 2014 Best 50 Women in Business by NJBIZ, NJ’s premiere business news publication. Marilyn was also named one of NJ’s Top 25 Leading Women Entrepreneurs of 2014, as announced by the Leading Women Entrepreneurs and Business Owners (LWE) Initiative. Each year they choose a group of business women who exhibit outstanding performance and achievement in business and marketing innovation, community involvement, and advocacy for women. LWE cited Schlossbach for excellence and leadership in each one of these areas. After the interview, please check out After Hours at Jersey Coastal Live for more info.