Culinary Challenge 2024

Culinary Challenge 2024

On Tuesday 4/9/2024 four high school teams competed in the 2nd Annual Culinary Challenge at The South Jersey Community Food Bank.

Tasked with using foods generally available at the food bank the students had to create an entree.
Teams that participated were:

Absegami High School
Atlantic County Institute of Technology
Cumberland County Technical Education Center
Lower Cape May Regional High School

Lower Cape May Regional High School took home 1st place .
Congratulations to all of the teams that competed.

Chef's at The Shore

An excellent Fundraiser benefiting our Chefs Association"s Scholarship Fund. Over 30 local Restaurants showcase their specialties.

Gingerbread Houses 2018

I wanted to take a moment to relay a story to you. There was a little girl Naomi at Virtua hospital. Her eye was severely infected and painful to open. She came in with her IV pole and sat down in front of a house and just smiled. By the time she finished decorating it, a hour later her eye was half open and she was laughing with us. They do those "priceless" commercials but her joy truly was. I thank you and your students for making that happen for that little girl as well as all the other smiles your efforts are responsible for.

Chops Contest

A fund raiser for the Atlantic County Food Bank. It was based on the Chopped TV show. Chef George Karlie on our board and Bruce Connell the Pastry Instructor at Salem County Vocational Technical School competed as a team and beat out some very talented chefs. Our students helped out with this contest.
Pictured Bruce Connell, George Karlie, William Myers and Kyle Melnick, both from the Stone Harbor Golf Club. Will was named one of the top 25 young chefs in the country by the ACF.

Next picture Bruce, Jaime Holak, John Simkins, Teresa Smally, Matt Painter
The winning three dishes.

Veterans Brunch 2019

How do we begin to thank all of the people who helped make our Veterans Brunch such a huge success. We are truly blessed to be supported by so many fine companies and people. Without your help this event would not be possible.
From the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU!

The following companies and groups help us do what we do best, showing appreciation for those who have fought for our freedoms.

Veterans Brunch Donations list
Classic cake - Chef Robert Bennet
Golden Nugget - Chef Bobby Hettmannsperger
Tropicana Casino - Chef Demetrios Haronis
Ocean Casino - Chef Jack Whelan and Chef Les Bender
Harrah's casino - Alfredo Varela
Smithfield foods
Rastelli company - Ms. Lynn Arnold
US Foods Philadelphia -Danielle Merighi
Michaels Foods - Tim McGrail
Sysco Philadelphia - Chef Michael Sabatelli
Key Impact - Kim Dirk
Waypoint- Beverly DiMeglio
Acosta - Will Myers
Infusion - Bud Scandone
Baggio Bakery - Ms. Donna Baggio
South Jersey Paper - Laura Russoman
Pizza Pizzazz -Danny Sommeling
Liscio's Bakery- Danny Griggs
Vineland Veterans Home
Atlantic County Institute of Technology JROTC and Culinary Students and instructors
Academy of Culinary Arts at ACC- Students and instructor

The Graffiti Carver

Chef Stephan Baity " The Graffiti Carver" presented Fruit carving at our January 2020 meeting.