KINNELON, NJ - On April 5, 2017 Libations Sponsor Solix, Inc. and Culinary Sponsors Birds Eye, Crystal Plaza, FirstEnergy Foundation, and Mandelbaum Salsburg, P.C. partnered with chefs from  area restaurants and businesses for a “Taste of Spring” to raise money for Employment Horizons’ Culinary Arts Training Program. 

The event was again held at the Smoke Rise Village Inn, Kinnelon, and featured small plates from restaurants including Morris Tap & Grill, Ava’s Cupcakes, Birds Eye, Dolce Basking Ridge, Ninety Acres, Piattino, Pig & Prince, Smoke Rise Village Inn, and south+pine.  My Limo of East Hanover served as the Transportation Sponsor for the evening, providing a bus to and from the event. In addition to delicious food, the evening included a silent auction, 50/50 raffle, giveaways, and music provided by Entertainment Sponsor WMTR Radio.

A sheet cake provided by Palermo’s Bakery recognized Employment Horizons’ Diamond Jubilee and 60 years of service.

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Employment Horizons is the premier not-for-profit agency providing comprehensive employment, training, and job placement services to persons with disabilities and other disadvantages in the greater Morris County, NJ area.

To obtain more information about Employment Horizons and the Culinary Arts Training Program, visit or contact Maria Verducci-Florio at 973-538-8822 ext. 240 or


All photos courtesy of Good Night Productions.