Chef’s Night To Benefit Culinary School

Promises Jobs Culinary School

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Elijah’s Promise will hold its largest fundraiser of the year - Chef’s Night - to benefit its Promises Jobs Culinary School on June 27.

The event, which raises more than $75,000 annually, will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at The Palace At Somerset Park.

This year, special recognition will be awarded to PTC Therapeutics and Claudette Herring and Lauren Phillips-Daly from VIA 45 for their efforts on behalf of Elijah's Promise.

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More than 25 of the state's finest chefs will be preparing and serving dishes at the benefit for the state-accredited Promises culinary program, which has trained more than 500 cooks over the past 13 years.

The program equips graduates with employment skills enabling them to earn a living wage.

Participating in the benefit will be chefs from:

A Taste of New Brunswick…The Frog and the Peach * Delta's * Harvest Moon Brewery & Café * Due Mari * Christopher's at The Heldrich *  Clydz * O.Q. Coffee Co. *  George Street Ale House *  Tula Restaurant  and Lounge * Evelyn's *  Steakhouse 85 * 

A Taste of Somerset...Sophie's Bistro * Real Jamaican Jerk An' Ting * The Vine *

A Taste of the Jersey Shore...Via 45 * Brandl * Jersey Shore BBQ *

A Taste of North Jersey...Greek Taverna *  Salumeria Biellese *

 A Taste of Central Jersey...The Brothers Moon * TPC Jasna Polana * Colavita * Lovely Buns  * The Skylark Fine Diner & Lounge * Arusuvai Chettinad *A Better World Café *  Boulevard Five72 *  Akbar * Colavita * Portuguese Fisherman * La Pâtisserie Rose *  Dani-Lise Sweet Shop * Wegmans *  Dove Chocolate Discoveries by Amy *  Romano's Macaroni Grill * La Bonbonniere Bake Shop * Little Spain Restaurant * Kona Grill * Americana Diner * La Tavola Cucina * Uproot *

A Taste of the Spirits...CSM Spirits * Fedway *  Boulevard Five72 *

Founded in 1989, Elijah's Promise aims to alleviate hunger, empower lives and invite justice for the most vulnerable members of the Central Jersey community.

The non-profit, which raises about 25 percent of its budget from the Chef’s Night benefit, operates a soup kitchen, culinary arts school, catering business and café, and connects low-income individuals and families with social and health services.

The organization serves more than 100,000 meals per year and trains previously unskilled workers for careers in the food services industry.

For tickets or further information, call (732) 545-9002 or go to

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