So, did you get your tickets yet? The FoodBank Culinary Classic is just one week away! Just $500 enables the FoodBank to provide 1,500 meals to hungry families, and there is so much more need than you might imagine. Last year the FoodBank served over 8 million pounds of food to 127,000 children, elderly, disabled, working poor and families in crisis. And if you're wondering how much of your donated money actually goes to these families...well that would be $0.94 of every dollar. They are rated one of the best nonprofits and nearly ALL your money will go to those needy families.
Now if that isn't enough reason to donate and get your butt to the Culinary Classic, maybe the lure of some of NJ's best chefs and food pairings with craft beer, wine and specialty cocktails will get you there.
There will be many great chefs and restaurants participating, including celebrity chef David Burke, but one of my favorites is Chef Mike from ABG (formerly Atlantic Bar & Grill). From "sexy" appetizers to gourmet seafood to house infused cocktails, everything he makes is exciting and amazing.
I can't wait to see what he comes up with at the Culinary Classic.
If you want more details on all the restaurants coming to the Classic, check out the Jersey Bites post here. And of course, go buy your tickets - bring a friend, a coworker, a spouse or significant other, or just come alone and hang out with me. ;) Hope to see you there!