Camden, NJ—The Camden County Regional Chamber of Commerce is honoring the United States Military this year at its annual "A Taste of South Jersey" event, to be held this year aboard the Battleship New Jersey.

The culinary event will be held on Monday, June 4, from 6 to 8 p.m.

This year’s theme is “Salute Our Big 5,” in honor of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard. The event is open to the public, and tickets cost $35 in advance or $45 at the door.

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There will be a $10 military discount to those that can present a valid ID. There will be live music featuring Dyanne Hunter of the Harmony Band, and a cash bar. Attendees will get to vote for their favorite dishes to receive the  "Golden Plate Award" for "Tasters Choice" and "Best Dessert."

Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Paula Cottrell, 87th Force Support Squadron will be in attendance, along with some of her fellow air men and women of the Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst.

Shuttle service will be provided by Albert's Transportation to all registered guests from the parking lot to the Battleship and back throughout the duration of the event. Ticket includes shuttle cost.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to shoot a 5-inch portside gun. The Battleship will offer the possibility for that opportunity to participating attendees. Guests may pre-purchase it now or at the event. All proceeds will go towards the continual refurbishment of USS New Jersey.

Cost is one for $5 or three  $10. The drawing and firing will be held at 8:00 pm. Must be present to shoot.

Tastings on the evening will be offered from:

  • Bahama Breeze
  • Camden County Technical School Pennsauken
  • Cherry Hill High School West
  • Costco Wholesale
  • Luxology Beverage
  • Red, Hot & Blue
  • Seasons 52
  • Silver Diner
  • The Capital Grille
  • The Mansion on Main Street
  • Trappix Jamaican Restaurant
  • Whole Hog Cafe
  • Zallie's Catering