Brigantine Progressive Dinner Dishes Up Local Support for Family Service

Brigantine, NJ, July 15, 2010 --( On Saturday, July 10, 100 guests gathered for an evening of fun and fine dining at the first Family Service Brigantine Progressive Dinner. The evening started with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at the beautiful home of Cal & Orsula Knowlton. Guests then proceeded to one of seven fabulous homes throughout Brigantine for a gourmet dinner and dessert prepared by a talented area chef.

Participating chefs included:

Executive Chef & Co-owner Richard Marsh, Andreotti's Viennese Cafe, Cherry Hill
Chef Natalie Morgan, Black Fox Cuisine, Sicklerville
Chef & Owner Jack Anders, Dinners Your Way, Personal Chef Service
Chef Dustin Stingle, Ramblewood Country Club, Mt. Laurel
Chef & Private Consultant Siobhan Allgood, It’s Allgood, Philadelphia
Executive Chef Pam Green, Boulevards Café, Atlantic City
Pastry Chef & Owner Corey Taylor, Baked Pastry Shop
Chef Tanya Barbarics, I Love This Food, Personal Chef Service, Williamstown
Executive Chef & Owner Sam Marini, Creations Catering, Mount Laurel
Romanelli’s On the Greene, Linwood

Bob Pekar, Family Service President & CEO, reflected on the event, “Brigantine residents generously welcomed Family Service into their hearts and homes for our first Progressive Dinner down the shore. We sincerely appreciate the support of the hosts, guest, chefs and sponsors who worked with us to make this event a success.”

Proceeds from the Progressive Dinner benefited two critical service areas: veterans struggling with mental illness and the Family Service Food Pantry. By attending, guests invested in a future filled with hope and helped deserving community members in need move forward on the path to recovery. Family Service will host the final dinner of the year in Moorestown on November 12. For information about sponsorships or ticket sales, please contact the Family Service Development Office at 609.267.5928.

Family Service, a private, nonprofit agency, offers over sixty innovative programs to meet the behavioral health and wellness needs of individuals and families in southern and central New Jersey. For more information please contact Pamela Collins, Director of Development & Communication, at 609.267.5928, or visit

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Liz Felten