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As a child, I was constantly reading whatever books I could get my hands on. I became especially fascinated with characters’ stories and and their unique backgrounds. I was a very inquisitive kid, always asking adults around me about how satisfied they were with their careers and lives, what path and experiences led them to

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Garlic Planting Party

Garlic Planting Party

Promise Agriculture is winding down for the season, so we decided to have a party to celebrate! A Garlic Planting Party, to be exact. After surveying the chefs at Promise Culinary School and the Community Soup Kitchen, we determined that one of the most common ingredients across many of the meals we prepare is garlic.

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Promise Garden Nourishes in Many Ways

Promise Garden Nourishes in Many Ways

On a steamy day in the middle of an early July heat wave, 16-year-old Dakota Lord was exactly where he wanted to be: tending the new “U-Pick” beds at Promise Garden in the heart of New Brunswick that would serve local residents who might not otherwise have access to fresh produce. “I felt like there

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PCS Grads Follow Their Passion

PCS Grads Follow Their Passion

“Your dreams really can come true,” Carolina Moratti told the newest alumni of Promise Culinary School at their graduation ceremony on June 15 attended by dozens of proud family members. The 14 graduates of the culinary and baking and pastry programs heard how Carolina pursued her own dreams after graduating from PCS 11 years ago.

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Chef’s Night Was a Success!

Chef’s Night Was a Success!

More than 450 guests dined on gourmet small plates, fine wines and spirits, and mouth-watering desserts at Chef’s Night 2018 on June 11 to support Promise Culinary School. Over 30 of the area’s finest  restaurants along with an array of food and beverage businesses served some of their best creations and products to the sellout

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Mercado Esperanza Returns July 15th

Mercado Esperanza Returns July 15th

The next Mercado Esperanza of the season will bring food, art and music to Joyce Kilmer Park (143 Joyce Kilmer Ave.) in New Brunswick from noon to 6 p.m., Sunday, July 15th.  The Mercado features vendors and local entrepreneurs, artists and musicians. It is operated collaboratively by Elijah’s Promise, New Brunswick Tomorrow and coLAB...

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Home Depot Brings Its Team to Promise Garden

Home Depot Brings Its Team to Promise Garden

It isn’t every day that a team from Home Depot shows up at your garden to pitch in with the physical labor of building beds, tilling and planting them, but that’s exactly what happened at Promise Garden in the heart of the city on May 9. Team Depot, comprising several dozen managers and associates from

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Come to Mercado Esperanza, May 20

Come to Mercado Esperanza, May 20

The second Mercado Esperanza of the season will bring food, art and music to Joyce Kilmer Park (143 Joyce Kilmer Ave.) in New Brunswick from noon to 6 p.m., Sunday, May 20. The Mercado features vendors and local entrepreneurs, artists and musicians. It is operated collaboratively by Elijah’s Promise, New Brunswick Tomorrow and coLAB Arts...

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Here Comes … the Wedding Cake!

Here Comes … the Wedding Cake!

All eyes are on the bride and her gown when she walks down the aisle, but once the vows are taken and the festivities underway, another key element is – often quite literally – front and center: the wedding cake. Thanks to TV shows like “Cake Boss” and online “pinboards” like Pinterest, the demand for

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Soufflés & Sorbets at Promise Culinary

Soufflés & Sorbets at Promise Culinary

“We eat with the eyes first,” declared Chef Aaron Vannetta after teaching a lesson on decorative plating  to Promise Culinary School students last week. The class was concluding a unit on sweet, light soufflés and cool and creamy sorbets – desserts that tempt the palate with their appeal to the eye when drizzled with chocolate

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Join Us for Food, Fun & Music, April 21 & 22

Join Us for Food, Fun & Music, April 21 & 22

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J – Elijah’s Promise will bring a weekend of outdoor music, food and fun to New Brunswick, April 21 and 22, with an Earth Day Fest at Promise Garden on Tabernacle Way and the spring opening of the new Esperanza Mercado on Joyce Kilmer Avenue. The Earth Day Fest at Promise Garden (across

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A ‘Meaty’ Lesson with Chef Rachel

A ‘Meaty’ Lesson with Chef Rachel

As Promise Culinary School students progress through the program, they tackle new units each week on various food types and preparation techniques involving both classroom instruction and kitchen work. Last week, Chef Rachel Weston, adjunct instructor and PCS graduate, led the students through an intensive meat class. She took a few...

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