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Chef’s Night Event 2023 – SOLD OUT

June 5, 2023

About Chef’s Night

Join Elijah’s Promise on Monday, June 5th for the return of our annual Chef’s Night – our largest and most delicious fundraising event of the year! Experience over 15 of the area’s best restaurants serving spectacular food to over 500 attendees at the lovely Palace at Somerset Park. Registration is limited so please make your reservations early. All donations are tax deductible* and benefit the Promise Culinary School!  All but $25 of ticket cost is tax deductible.

Join The Event

This event is currently sold out. We look forward to seeing you in 2024.

Individual Reservations – Get special early bird pricing of $150 per ticket through May 15th (prices increase to $165 per ticket on May 16th).
Friend Sponsor – Includes 2 reservations, listing in program for $500
Chef’s Night Host Table – Get a table for 10 for $1,500 (early bird)

We have sold out the last seven years. Please purchase your tickets early to ensure your participation.

5:30pm – Lobby Opens for appetizers, cocktails, and registration
6:00pm – 7:30pm – Tasting Stations in the East and West Ballroom

This year we are increasing the number of high tops to make the dining experience more delightful. This year’s event will have open seating. All sponsors and those who purchase a full table of ten will have reserved seats. There is always enough seating and everyone is too busy eating they rarely sit.  Please also note that we will begin the festivities earlier this year when the doors open in the lobby at 5:30 pm with incredible food and beverages.

Become a Sponsor

Chef’s Night is our largest fundraising event of the year! Please be our partner by sponsoring this event.

See all sponsorship opportunities here: Chef’s Night Sponsorship Letter 2023

Support our auction: Chef’s Night Auction Letter 2023

2023 “Toastees”

We are honoring these 2023 “Toastees” as a small token of our appreciation for making our work possible! Their leadership and support has been instrumental over the last three years in helping Elijah’s Promise navigate the difficult pandemic and post-pandemic needs of our community.

  • Mayor James Cahill, City of New Brunswick
  • Shawn Donelson, New Jersey Office Systems, LLC
  • Dr. Nidhi Kumar
  • The Struminger Family

With special appreciation to Jean Peters, Jessica Best, Steven Yeung and Captain Michael Bodillia, New Brunswick Police Department who through the very worst of covid continued to volunteer in person and support the Soup Kitchen operations to keep us open and operating.

Restaurant & Entertainment Partners

A HUGE thank you to our partners whose altruism makes Chef’s Night possible! Please be sure to patronize their business to thank them for their support! Chef’s Night would not be possible without their incredible generosity.

Restaurant Partners: The Palace at Somerset Park, The Frog and The Peach, Steakhouse 85, Clydz, Sergeantsville Inn, Evelyn’s, Pines Manor, La Bon Bake Shoppes, BAM Desserts, Christopher’s at the Heldrich, Sahara, Chai Chenak, Jinsoy, Uncle Tank’s Kitchen and Bar, Mozzarella Cucina, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Indulce Caterers, Birnn Chocolates, Gallo Wines, Proximo, AlyCakes Custom Cakes, Fritz’s, Randazzo Pastry Shop & Bakery, and Promise Culinary School with Anova along with favorite bites from Food Architects, P J’s Grill & Pizza & Heavenly Creations and more being added.

Entertainment & Vendor Partners:  Timeless PhotoBooths, Danielle Illario Trio, Charles Tyler Trio with the New Brunswick Cultural Center/New Brunswick Performing Arts Center, Ausome Balloons, Driscoll Foods, Anova, and Creative Twist Events

Thank you to our sponsors whose amazing generosity makes the work of Elijah’s Possible. We are incredibly grateful for their partnership which is critical to making the work of Elijah’s Promise possible. 

Questions & Contact

For questions about our Chef’s Night event, please email volunteer@elijahspromise.org



June 5, 2023
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Palace at Somerset Park
333 Davidson Ave
Somerset, New Jersey 08873 United States
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(732) 271-6330
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