On Saturday evening, April 5, the Community FoodBank of New Jersey will host our annual fundraiser, The Blue Jean Ball, which attracts more than 500 friends of the FoodBank, including leaders from some of New Jersey’s most-respected corporations and institutions. The Blue Jean Ball is a fun-filled evening with top-notch food and music, an open bar, silent auction, and 50/50 raffle.
This year’s theme, Let the Sunshine In: The 18th Annual Blue Jean Ball, will celebrate the spirit of peace, love, and happiness from the 60’s. We invite you to wear your psychedelic best – tie dye, love beads, fringe, bell bottoms, mini-skirts, and flowers in your hair!
We’re thrilled the following chefs will be taking part in offering tasting-style menus:
Kevin Takafuji, Executive Chef, Blue Morel Restaurant & Wine Bar; Food Network™ Chopped Champion Chef Eric LeVine from Morris Tap & Grill; Marty Kester, Chef de Cuisine, Ninety Acres Culinary Center at Natirar; James Laird, Executive Chef, Restaurant Serenade; Ryan Foo, Executive Chef, Upper Montclair Country Club; Bill Hendra, Executive Chef, Huntley Tavern & Bruce Johnson, Executive Chef, Harvest Restaurant Group; Joseph Krupka, District Executive Chef, Eurest, Compass Group USA; Mark Dabundo, Executive Chef, Gourmet Dining Services; Jason Waldman, Area Executive Chef, Sodexo; Paul Kapner, Executive Chef, The Community FoodBank of New Jersey; And the fantastic teams from Gourmet Kitchen, Stop & Shop Supermarkets, and Vermont Creamery.
The money raised by the Blue Jean Ball will help put food on the table for more than 3,000 families in New Jersey who go hungry every month. In the face of long lines at our member food pantries and soup kitchens, we are counting on a successful Ball so that, together, we can continue to meet the need for food among our most vulnerable neighbors.
We hope that our long time partners and new friends will participate in this high-profile, high-reward event. Sponsorship offers marketing, public relations, and advertising opportunities. And we are seeking Silent Auction items! We are looking for experiential, exclusive or hard-to-find specialty items – each item is another opportunity to bring in a generous donation for the FoodBank. If you have any questions or wish to make a donation, please contact Rachel Wood, firstname.lastname@example.org or 908-355-3663.
We look forward to seeing you at the Ball!
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