Class: 1982Inducted: 2010
Marilyn Schlossbach is a self taught chef and business woman, who has enjoyed a successful 25 year career in the restaurant business. Marilyn's culturally infused cuisine offers a distinct dining experience that is matched only by the eclectic atmosphere in her New Jersey restaurants: Labrador Lounge, Langosta Lounge, Pop's Garage, Lightyl Salted, and Trinity and the Pope. The latter four restaurants are located in Asbury Park and have played a key role in the rejuvenation of the city.
Marilyn's enthusiasm and influence extend beyond the culinary world. She is dedicated to community service and environmental activism. Her restaurants have a strong "green" component. Marilyn is actively involved with Clean Ocean Action, Surfrider Foundation, and NOFA NJ. She currently sits as a board member for the Asbury Park Urban Enterprise Zone, Hispanic Affairs Resource Center, New Jersey Restaurant Association, Garden Joy of Asbury Park, Asbury Park Film Initiative, and Food For Thought By The Sea - Culinary Life Program. During Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter, Marily closes the doors of Langosta Lounge to the paying public and feeds and hungry person who comes to the restaurant.
Marilyn recalls fondly of her Asbury Park High School graduation ceremony at Convention Hall. It was the last major event in her lifetime witnessed by both her parents. She also has great memories of her home economics and English classes at Asbury High.
Marilyn currently resides in Normandy Beach, New Jersey with her husband and business partner, Scott Szegeski, and their two rescued puppies, Mr. Bean and Sahti. Consistent with her commitment to the community Marilyn and her husband are currently looking for a home in Asbury Park. She considers her many restaurant employees as family, and consistent with her lifestyle her favorite quotation is "Be kind and everything fill find its place." Marilyn has found a place in the Asbury Park High School Hall of Fame.