Foodbank’s Culinary Classic: Better than Ever

Foodbank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties Culinary ClassicThe FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties will hold its 22nd Annual Culinary Classic tasting event on Monday, September 23rd from 5 to 9 p.m at The Mill at Spring Lake Heights. Guests will enjoy selections from approximately 40 restaurants, along with fine wines, craft beers and specialty cocktails. All proceeds will benefit the FoodBank, a nonprofit organization working to alleviate hunger and build food secure communities in Monmouth and Ocean Counties.

Celebrity Chef David Burke will make a special appearance at the Culinary Classic and will bring his famous Cheesecake Lollipops for guests to enjoy.

Participating restaurants include:

Asbury Park: Kitschens Catering, Langosta Lounge; Porta; Belmar: Brandl, Jersey Shore BBQ; Brick: RiverWatch; Brielle: Shipwreck Grill; Freehold: Clover Hill Coffee; Holmdel: Dearborn Market; Long Branch: McLoone’s Restaurants; Manalapan: Wegman’s; Manasquan: Doolan’s Shore Club; Sweet Tease; Ocean: Kepwel Spring Water, Piccola Italia; Ocean Grove: Yvonne’s Café; Point Pleasant Beach: Fratello’s, Joe Leone’s Catering, Shipwreck Point, The Beanery; Red Bank: Buona Sera, Danny’s Grill & Wine Bar, Good Karma Café, Molly Pitcher Inn, Pearl @ Oyster Point Hotel, Taste, The Melting Pot; Sea Girt: Scarborough Fair; South Seaside Park: Chef Mike’s ABG; Spring Lake: Black Trumpet, Sweet Tease; Spring Lake Heights: The Mill at Spring Lake Heights; Toms River: Posh Pop, Coffee Distributing Corp.; Wall: Chocolate Carousel, Mossuto’s Market; West Long Branch: Branches Catering.

The Foodbanks Culinary Classic at The Mill in Spring Lake HeightsBeer, wine and cocktails will be offered by: Allied Beverage, American BD Wine, Egan’s Liquors, Fedway Wines, Krave Spirits, Opici, Point Pleasant Distributors and R&R Marketing.

Music will be provided by: Nicole and Denise and Brian Kirk & The Jirks.

New Jersey 101.5 radio personality Big Joe Henry will serve as Master of Ceremonies.

Mossuto's The event is sponsored by David and Les Offenberg, the NJ Bankers Association, Stop & Shop, ShopRite and Calamos Investments. Tickets are $75 per person and may be purchased by calling (732) 918-2600 or online at

JSCC-1475The FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties, a member of Feeding America, is the primary provider of food and services  to a network of over 260 hunger relief organizations that serve individuals and families in need. One in 10 people in Monmouth and Ocean Counties receives food from the FoodBank, which distributes over 8 million pounds of food a year. The FoodBank is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit whose mission is to alleviate hunger and build food security in Monmouth and Ocean Counties. For more information, see