Employment Horizons’ “A Taste of Spring” Raises Funds for Culinary Program

Most of the chefs participating in the event. Far left is Chef Eric LeVine of Morris Tap & Grill and Paragon Tap & Table – our lead chef for the event

CEDAR KNOLLS — Employment Horizons “A Taste of Spring” event took place on April 11, with gracious help from Beverage Sponsor Solix, Inc. and Culinary Sponsors Birds Eye, FirstEnergy Foundation, and Mandelbaum Salsburg, P.C.

Dessert array from Ava’s Cupcake Shoppe. Photo courtesy of Tori Petrillo

The organization partnered with chefs representing area restaurants and businesses to raise money for Employment Horizons’ Culinary Arts Training Program.

Held at the Birchwood Manor, in Whippany, attendees had the opportunity to taste featured small plates from restaurants including Morris Tap & Grill, Auld Shabeen Pub, Ava’s Cupcakes, Birds Eye, Hibiscus, Ninety Acres, Piattino, Pig & Prince, Rock Island Lake Club & Bear Brook Valley, Rod’s Steak House & Seafood Grille & GK’s Red Dog Tavern, Smoke Rise Village Inn, South Street Creamery, and Wegmans.  In addition to delicious food, the evening included a silent auction, 50/50 raffle, giveaways, and music provided by Entertainment Sponsor WMTR/WDHA Radio.

For more information about Employment Horizons and the Culinary Arts Training Program, click here or contact Lisa Montalbano at 973-538-8822 ext. 212 or lmontalbano@ehorizons.org.


Founded in 1957, Employment Horizons, Inc. is the premier not-for-profit agency providing high-quality competitively priced services to the business community through its commercial operations while at the same time, furthering its mission to assist people with special needs to achieve their vocational objectives and establish self-sufficiency in the community. To learn more click here.


Lead Chef Eric LeVine serving his salmon dish to attendees. Photo courtesy of Tori Petrillo