Foodie Things To Do This Weekend & Beyond

Food Events in New Jersey

Now – December 23rd: Red Bank: 12 Days of Flavour. The culinary countdown invites holiday shoppers and diners to take advantage of a daily discount or promotion from a different Red Bank eatery each day.  The “12 Days of Flavour” includes gift-card promotions, dining specials and more from a variety of Red Bank eateries. List of daily promotions.

December 13th: Randolph: Holiday Toy Drive & Cheer and Beer Night at Morris Tap and Grill. A night of fun while collecting toys for the St. Peter’s orphanage and families who have been displaced by Hurricane Sandy. What more could you ask for? Make sure you RSVP today! Event info.

December 14th: ONLINE: Live Chat with Chopped Chef Marc Murphy. Share Our Strength has teamed up with Family Fun for a live Facebook Q&A on December 14th at 1PM EST with Chef Marc Murphy.  A judge on the Food Network show Chopped and owner of four successful restaurants, Chef Murphy will share tips on creating fabulous holiday meals for less. Visit the Family Fun Facebook page on Friday at 1pm EST.

December 15th: New York & ONLINE: Open Call for new CBS baking show: CBS is seeking all types of NON-professional bakers. If interested there is a casting call on the 15th and applications will be accepted online through the 15th. Basis for the show: Amateur skilled bakers from every background and every corner of the US, will compete against one another in baking challenges that will test every aspect of their baking skills. At the end of the competition, one baker will ultimately be crowned the winner. Click for more details.

December 15th: Lawrenceville: “East Slow” Winter Farmers Market. Stock up on and eat locally produced meats, cheeses, breads, mushrooms, baked goods, wine, sweets, pies and more. Held at Cherry Grove Farm. 609-219-0053

December 16th: Atlantic City: Chris Scarduzio’s Table 31 Restaurant, in a partnership with Caesars Entertainment Atlantic City Chefs and The Star Group, will host Savor for Sandy, a special event to raise money for Caesars Entertainment Atlantic City employees affected by Hurricane Sandy, on Sunday, December 16 from 6 p.m. – 11 p.m. All of the event’s proceeds go directly to the Wish Upon a Hero Foundation. Tickets for Savor for Sandy can be purchased by visiting, and prices begin at $100 for general admission. Additional sponsorship packages are available that include access to Table 31’s Patron VIP Lounge, hotel packages at Caesars Atlantic City and dining to Mia, also in Atlantic City.  Guests who attend Savor for Sandy will be treated to the flavorful styles of award-winning chef Chris Scarduzio while eating to support an urgent cause.

December 25th: Asbury Park: 8th Annual Kitschens Holiday Community Dinner. Due to damage at Langosta Lounge the community dinner will be moved to the Kingsley Room at the Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel. A collaborative effort spearhead by Schlossbach and community ally Pat Sherman of Trinity Church, and generously supported by the Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel,  the Community Table will offer a free holiday meal to those in need from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Christmas Day.  Live music, a special visit by Santa, prepared meals to-go, and the distribution of clothing, winter coats and toys will round out the celebration.

January 27th: Princeton: “East Slow” Winter Farmers Market . Stock up on and eat locally produced meats, cheeses, breads, mushrooms, baked goods, wine, sweets, pies and more. Held at D&R Greenway Land Trust. 609-924-4646

February 24th: Princeton: “East Slow” Winter Farmers Market . Stock up on and eat locally produced meats, cheeses, breads, mushrooms, baked goods, wine, sweets, pies and more. Held at Tre Piani Restaurant. 609-452-1515

March 14: Atlantic City: The 30th anniversary Atlantic Cape Community College Restaurant Gala will take place on Thursday, March 14, at Bally’s Atlantic City Hotel and Casino. With the theme, “Celebrate the 30 kNights,” the Gala will feature Camelot-inspired décor and an opulent feast.

The Restaurant Gala’s 30th anniversary honorees include the Donio and Crescenzo families of Hammonton and Chef Kevin Scull of Egg Harbor Township.

The annual fundraiser celebrates food by highlighting hors d’oeuvres prepared by students in the Academy of Culinary Arts and showcasing the specialties of 50 of the region’s best restaurants at a progressive dining experience. Each year hundreds of guests attend the Gala, which also includes live music and an elegant dessert reception.

The event has raised nearly $3 million for scholarships since 1984. All Gala proceeds benefit student scholarships at the Academy of Culinary Arts at Atlantic Cape Community College and Atlantic Cape Foundation operations.

For more information on the 2013 Gala, contact Carrie Leahy at (609), or