#HipNJ’s Kimberley Merlo joined 50 of the metropolitan area’s food and drink elite for St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital Eighth Annual Cooking for Kids: Gourmet Fare From Everywhere!
–Chef Eric B. Levine of Morris Tap & Grill in Randolph and Paragon Tap & Table of Clark and also a winner of Chopped;
–and Chef Michael Carrino from Pig & Prince Gastro Lounge in Montclair.
Chef DePersio and Chef Duarte won the Cook-Off for the second year in a row with their pretzel0 dusted chicken with ricotta and gnocchi!
In addition, over 30 other chefs dished out samples of their signature dishes. Gary’s Wine & Marketplace served as the event’s Beverage Sponsor, offering guests tasting pours of fine wines and spirits.
“Cooking for Kids” has raised over one million dollars for the patients and families of St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital. Some of the programs and projects funded include educational tutoring services for young patients; the purchase of specialized medical equipment; and funding for children and their families to participate in fun activities year-round.
For more information, visit SJCookingForKids.org.