Tickets now on sale; Sponsorships available
You’re invited to an evening of unique culinary tastings and decadent desserts from more than 23 acclaimed chefs and restaurants, complemented by an assortment of fine spirits, live entertainment, auctions and more at the fifth annual Captain’s Table event on February 28, 2019, 6-9 PM, during the Progressive Insurance Atlantic City Boat Show at the Atlantic City Convention Center.
The Captain’s Table event is hosted by Let Us Eat Please, Inc. and the Community FoodBank of New Jersey Southern Branch to help raise awareness and financial support for the summer feeding program that provides groceries to local families whose children receive free or reduced-price meals during the school year. More than 25,000 children in Atlantic County meet the federal criteria. The summer feeding program serves nine school districts, providing 30 lbs. of groceries to each eligible family every two weeks.
“One in five children in New Jersey face hunger every day,” noted Renate Taylor of the Community Food Bank, “and when they don’t have enough to eat their physical and mental development suffer.”
Some of the children who have benefited from the summer feeding program are giving back by creating items to be sold at the event with all proceeds being donated for the cause.
Galloway Township Middle School students will be providing ceramic kitchen trivets while students from the Egg Harbor City School District will contribute colorful photo frames, a great addition for those who take advantage of the event’s photo booth.
In addition to these items, two auctions will be held. One will be for a private, 5-course dinner for 10 people in the winner’s home prepared by Michael Brennan of Cardinal Bistro in Ventnor with pairings from Little Water Distillery. Brennan is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, worked at highly acclaimed Le Bec Fin and Lacroix in Philadelphia, has appeared on the Food Network and is recognized as one of the top chefs in the area.
Compliments of the Atlantic City Arts Foundation (ACAF), a second auction will be for a painting created during the event as part of a live art demonstration featuring local artists Christian Correa and Leah Morgan. The winning bidder will be able to leave that event with the nautically-themed acrylic triptych.
Additional entertainment includes a wine pull, live performances from the Egg Harbor Township jazz band and magician Chad Juros as well as book signings of “Souper Chefs,” a collection of unique hearty soup recipes from volunteer chefs from the South Jersey Professional Chefs Association.
Tickets are $125 per person and are available online at: https://one.bidpal.net/captainstable/welcome
“One of the great things about this event is that the price of the ticket also includes admission any time that day to the Boat Show that features luxury motor and sailing yachts, sport fishers, performance boats and watercrafts. We encourage everyone to come early to take advantage of all that is available while supporting a great cause,” said Ken Calemmo, President of Let Us Eat Please, Inc.