Health & Wellness

NJ Firefighters to Compete at Cooked & Uncorked—Putting Fire to Good Use: Food and Wine Festival

January 17, 2014 at 6:55 AM

LIVINGSTON, NJ -- On Monday, Jan. 27, firefighters from around New Jersey will compete at the Cooked and Uncorked Food and Wine Festival to benefit the New Jersey State Firefighter's Mutual Benevolent Association and Saint Barnabas Burn Foundation. The competition is part of a culinary extravaganza where participants will be able to experience the tastes and flavors of more than 39 of New Jersey's finest restaurants, caterers and dessert shops—all in one location.

This event, which draws people from throughout New Jersey, will be held at The Pines Manor, 2085 Route 27, Edison, from 6 to 9 p.m. Last year, more than $47,000 was raised from the event, which was attended by more than 800 people. Tickets are $55 in advance and $65 at the door. Click here or call (973) 322-4344 to order tickets.

The Ultimate Fire Department Cook-off will be an integral part of the evening as firefighters from the Bayonne, Belleville, Carteret, Cranford, Hamilton Township, Hillside, Elizabeth, Linden, Long Branch, New Brunswick, Plainfield, South Orange, Trenton and Union Fire Departments compete against each other.

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The following is a list of local participating restaurants from Livingston, West Orange and Millburn, respectively: Calabria's, Cup of Joes, Sodexo, Strip House, Strip House, The Manor, Enzzo's Trattoria and Martini Bistro & Bar. Click here for a list of other participating restaurants.

Event sponsors include: Allied Beverage Group, ShopRite, SEI, Christine Tower Home Mortgage Consultant, Paul Davis Restoration and Remodeling, McEnerney and Brady, AXA Foundation, Erol Kececi, Barnabas Health, O.C.A. Benefit Services, Barasch McGarry Salzman & Penson, Fox & Fox LLC, Campbell Supply Co. and Firefighter One.

The mission of the New Jersey State Firefighter’s Mutual Benevolent Association (NJFMBA) is to educate, involve and affect those civilians who reside and work in New Jersey; to adopt fire safety practices and procedures that prevent and mitigate human and economic losses arising from the devastating effects of fire. The goal of the New Jersey State FMBA Foundation is to provide financial assistance to children who are enrolled in the Connecticut Burn Camp and who have been treated at The Burn Center at Saint Barnabas Medical Center with fire-related injuries. Other beneficiaries include Make-a-Wish Foundation, the Leukemia Society and Save the Children.

Saint Barnabas Burn Foundation is the education and fund-raising arm of The Burn Center at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, New Jersey’s only certified burn treatment facility. Its mission is prevention through education because “the best way to treat a burn is to prevent it from ever happening.” Established in 1987, the Burn Foundation supports The Burn Center by providing medical equipment, patient assistance, and comprehensive burn education and fire safety programs to schools, neighborhoods, firefighters, and medical professionals throughout New Jersey. The Burn Foundation touches the lives of over 34,000 people annually. Its motto is “The Past We Can’t Change…The Future We Can.”

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