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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 crowd.

A colorful balloon chef donated by Ausome Balloons greeted guests as they entered The Palace at Somerset.

First-timers and returnees alike

gave the evening an enthusiastic  thumbs up. Some of their comments:

“We have been coming for 10 years. It’s a good cause, the food is good and the company is good.” – Cindy Dietzel and dad, Herb Dietzel.

Ausome Balloons creation

“I like the fact that so many people come out to celebrate this really great cause. That really is the highlight of the event.” – Betty Morgan, Central Jersey Legal Services

“It’s so nice to see so many new people here and many I haven’t seen in awhile. The food is really delicious; and it’s for a spectacular cause.” – Laura Zullo

“This is the first time I’ve been here. The food is amazing. It’s really well run and there’s a great turnout.” – Mike McCormick, Morgan Stanley

“I had a great time and look forward to the next one.” – Cayal Kaur, Morgan Stanley.

Drew Araneo  proprietor and head chef of Drew’s Bayshore Bistro in Keyport, was a first-time participant this year.  “We had heard about it and had a friend recommend us. We’re thankful to be a part of it.”

Elijah’s Promise thanks all of the participating restaurants, businesses,  sponsors and supporters who made the evening a success.  With everyone’s help, Chef’s Night raises approximately one-quarter of the annual operating costs of Promise Culinary School.

Mike McCormick and Cayal Kaur of Morgan Stanley

Herb Dietzel and daughter Cindy Dietzel

Rutgers’ Scarlet Knight paid a visit.

Drew Araneo, right, of Drew’s Bayshore Bistro, was a first-time participant.