OCEAN COUNTY – The arena was packed with hungry supporters and delicious vendors, sharing morsels of international cuisine. The fun was part of Chef’s Night Out, an annual fundraiser for the Ocean County Vocational Technical School and its foundation.
Held in Toms River School’s Pine Belt Arena, the event was based around the fun of trying samples from dozens of local restaurants, eateries, food and beverage distributors. Offerings ranged from bite-sized custom cupcakes, mini lobster rolls, tuna sushi nachos, prime rib with roasted vegetables, sake and lemonade and shrimp Caesar salad.
Participants could cast votes for their favorites. A 50/50 raffle raised a record amount, and a gift auction also helped raise funds while gifting baskets filled with prizes.
The awards went to:
Jenni Cakes, for Best Sweets.
Shore Point Distributors, for Best Beverage.
Harrogate, for Best Presentation.
For People’s Choice, the awardees were: Martell’s Waters Edge for first place, Mulberry Street for second place and 709 Bistro for third place.
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