Samir Elbassiouny graduated at the top of his class at the Culinary Institute of America in 1989 and was recruited by CIA to serve a fellowship as Assistant Professor. His love for the hospitality industry and his entrepreneurial spirit led him to open his first business, Sisters Gourmet, a three and a half star restaurant, in 1992. It was hailed by food critics as one of the best restaurants in New Jersey. As a self-employed restaurateur and real estate investor, he was given the 2002 Entrepreneurial Success Award by the Warren County Regional Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Elbassiouny created several businesses, including Good Times Restaurant, and is currently president of Wall Street Partners, a real estate investment corporation. In 2003, Mr. Elbassiouny was elected to the Warren County Regional Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors; in 2006 was elected to the Washington Township governing body; and from 2006-2007 served as Deputy Mayor. He joined the WCCC Foundation in 2005 and became Executive Director in August 2007. He currently serves as Mayor of Washington Township, NJ.
Mr. Elbassiouny hosted various fundraisers, benefiting Make a Wish Foundation, Common Sense for Animals, the Melissa Neier Memorial Fund, Oxford Township School, and various other charities and non-profit organizations throughout the county.