Newton, NJ

Celebrated Chefs Support Project Self-Sufficiency Fundraiser

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Perona Farms Executive Chef Kirk Avondoglio and North Shore House Executive Chef Ken Salmon.Project Self-Sufficiency

Northwestern New Jersey’s premier culinary fundraising event, A Taste of Talent, will be held at the North Shore House on behalf of local non-profit agency Project Self-Sufficiency on Monday, September 27th, beginning at 6:00 p.m. Patrons are invited to mingle with chefs from approximately 30 celebrated area restaurants while feasting on appetizers, entrees, and desserts. The epicurean event raises funds for the non-profit agency which specializes in services for low-income families in Sussex, Morris, Hunterdon and Warren. Sponsorships for A Taste of Talent range from $500 - $30,000. The event will take place indoors and outside at the venue. Volunteer musicians will perform throughout the facility.

Featured restaurants will include Andrès Restaurant & Lakeside Dining; The Black Forest Inn; Bobolink Dairy & Bakehouse; Café Pierrot; Caffé NaVona; The Chocolate Goat Gift Shoppe; The Circle; The Clay Oven; Cliff’s Homemade Ice Cream; Crossed Keys Estate; Fossil Farms; Front Porch Organics; Green Cart Catering; George’s Wine & Spirits Gallery; Gourmet Gallery; Hayek’s Market; iL Porto; Krave Café + Caterer; Lorraine’s Cake Shoppe & Tea Room; Mama’s Café Baci; North Shore House & Blue Heron Tavern; Pattycakes Bake Shop; Perona Farms; Portofino’s Ristorante; Savour Cafe; Springhouse Dairy & Creamery; Sussex County Community College Culinary Institute; Tanti Baci Caffe; White Birch; and others.

“A Taste of Talent is our signature fundraising event and the cornerstone of our annual campaign,” noted Deborah Berry-Toon, Executive Director of Project Self-Sufficiency. “Funds raised by A Taste of Talent make it possible for Project Self-Sufficiency to provide the programs and services necessary for families in northwestern New Jersey to attain economic self-sufficiency. Given all their struggles during the last year as a result of the pandemic, we are humbled by the support we are receiving from the restaurateurs in our area, and we are looking forward to a delightful event.”

Select donation categories are available for A Taste of Talent, ranging from $500 - $30,000. A limited number of tickets for individual donations are available at a cost of $250. The North Shore House is located at 912 Swartswood Road, Newton. To make a contribution to Project Self-Sufficiency, to obtain tickets to A Taste of Talent, or to find out more information about the programs and services available at the agency, visit or call 973-940-3500 or 844-807-3500.

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Project Self-Sufficiency is a community-based non-profit organization which specializes in services for low-income families in northwestern New Jersey. Programs offered at Project Self-Sufficiency include family literacy education, computer training and job placement services, assistance with parenting skills, childcare, counseling and advocacy, referrals, and help with emergency basic needs. To donate or for more information about the programs and services offered by Project Self-Sufficiency, visit or call 973-940-3500.

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