Cory Wingerter

Cory Wingerter

Advisory Council

Cory G. Wingerter is a life long Monmouth County, NJ resident. Growing up in Fair Haven, Cory attended the Rumson Fair Haven Regional High School graduating in 1973. After High School, Cory graduated from Cornell University in 1978 with a B.S. in Hotel & Restaurant Administration. He worked for a Monmouth County, independent restaurant owner as a managing partner from 1979 to 1985. In 1985 Cory and his partner Adrian Stevens purchased and opened their first restaurant – The Tiger’s Tale, located 2 miles north of Princeton, NJ. From 1985 to 2011 they opened, owned and operated 4 other restaurants in NJ – The Ivy League/Howell, NJ, The Varsity Club/Fair Haven, NJ, The Thirsty Mallard/Waretown, NJ & The Chapter House/Howell, NJ.

During those years they employed 300 employees and had sales of $14M+ in food and beverage sales. In 2000, the NJ Restaurant & Hospitality Association recognized their efforts with the Gold Plate Award for “dedicated service and a life-long commitment to improving and representing the food service industry”. Cory is a member of the NJ Restaurant & Hospitality Association, serving as an Executive Board member since 1996 and served as Chairman of the Association in 2015. Cory’s partner Adrian semi-retired to Florida in 2011, where upon 4 restaurants were sold, retaining the Tiger’s Tale which they still own & operate today.

Cory served as an elected Millstone Township Committeeman from 1998 to 2003 - serving as Mayor for 1 year and Deputy Mayor for 1 year. Cory is a Silver Feather Society member of Monmouth County Ducks Unlimited, founding member of the NJ Outdoor Alliance, served on the Executive Board of Monmouth Conservation Foundation, member & current President of the Montgomery Business Association & is a proud member of the Montgomery/Rocky Hill Rotary Club.

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   Jackson, New Jersey 08527

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   516 State Route 33

   Millstone, New Jersey 08535

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