Join me as I host one of my favorite events, the 6th annual Recipe for Success Gala, Monday Mar. 25, 2019 at the Navesink Country Club in Middletown.

Recipe for Success is an evening that features tastings from over 20 of the Jersey Shore’s best restaurants. Sample wine, craft beer and great spirits. Enjoy a fresh oyster bar and the opportunity to taste rare wines by the glass. Plus there will be live, silent and chance auctions.

The Joe Romanowski Culinary Education Foundation was established in the memory of my good friend chef Joseph Romanowski who mentored and nurtured many of the Jersey Shore’s finest up-and-coming chefs. Romanowski was chef and owner at his highly acclaimed restaurants, Joe and Maggie’s Bistro in Long Branch and Bay Ave Trattoria in Highlands.

Funds raised at the annual event are awarded as scholarships to students at the Culinary Education Center in Asbury Park. Culinary Education Center is the collaboration between Brookdale Community College and the Monmouth County Vocational School District. Since the nonprofit was formed in 2014, JOCEF awarded more than $150,000 in scholarships.

For more information or to purchase your tickets click here. If you can't make it this year but still want to help this great organization you cant donate here.

Participating Restaurants & Businesses:

2nd Floor Restaurant
Apple Street Kitchen
B2 Bistro & Bar
Blu Grotto
Chris Mumford
Culinary Education Center
Danny’s Steakhouse
Drew’s Bayshore Bistro
Guaranteed Plants & Florist
Hudson Cafe
Johnny Piancone’s
Lusty Lobster
Piccola Italia
Salt Creek Grille
Sickles Market
Sweet Dani B
Trama’s Trattoria
Val's Tavern
The Vintage Cake

Premium Wine, Beer & Spirit Tastings

Asbury Park Distilling Co.
Folio Fine Wine Partners
J. Lohr Vineyards and Wines
Misunderstood Ginger Spiced Whiskey
Opici Family Distributing
Shore Point Distributors
Spiribam Fine Rum Specialists
Trinchero Family Estates

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