‘ShopRite Chefs On Call’ To Provide Customers With A Stress-Free Thanksgiving

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ShopRite’s Culinary Workshop Chefs will again provide their advice and expertise to customers who plan to cook holiday meals this Thanksgiving season.

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“ShopRite’s Chefs on Call provides customers with direct, easy access to someone who can guide them through their holiday food preparation,” said ShopRite’s Corporate Executive Chef Lynn Logg.

ShopRite’s Culinary Workshop Chefs will again provide their advice and expertise to customers who plan to cook holiday meals this Thanksgiving season. The “ShopRite Chefs on Call” service was first introduced in 2008 as a culinary resource for ShopRite customers seeking advice, recipes and home-cooking tips from a practiced and knowledgeable source.

From Sunday, November 20th through Thanksgiving Day, a select team of top ShopRite Culinary Workshop Chef Instructors will serve up answers to customers’ Thanksgiving meal preparation questions. Whether cooking a full Thanksgiving dinner, preparing a side dish or simply helping out in the kitchen, ShopRite’s top chefs will be “on call” to guide seasoned cooks and beginners alike through their holiday meal plans and preparations.

Our Culinary Workshop Chefs from stores located in New York & New Jersey will be staffing the phones. They include:

  •     Peter Day, Bound Brook, NJ
  •     Harold Glassman, Staten Island, NY
  •     Melissa Greeley, Garwood, NJ
  •     Steve Kovarcik, East Brunswick – Aberdeen - Woodbridge, NJ
  •     Portia Lashley, Clark, NJ
  •     Tammori Petty, NJ

In addition to answering questions received through ShopRite’s Customer Care Center via 1-800-ShopRite, these ShopRite Culinary Workshop Chef Instructors will also share preparation tips and kitchen-tested recipe ideas that are sure to complement the most treasured of traditional holiday meals.

“ShopRite’s Chefs on Call provides ShopRite customers with direct, easy access to someone with professional culinary training and experience who can guide them through their holiday food preparation,” said ShopRite’s Corporate Executive Chef Lynn Logg. “Our chefs are knowledgeable, friendly and approachable. They easily connect with our customers each week in our Culinary Workshops. It’s this personal connection that makes ShopRite everyone’s ‘neighborhood grocery store.’”

To talk live with a ShopRite Culinary Workshop Chef Instructor, customers are encouraged to call 1-800-ShopRite (1-800-746-7748) at the following times and ask for the “Chef on Call.”

  •     Sunday 11/20 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  •     Monday 11/21 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  •     Tuesday 11/22 - 12 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  •     Wednesday 11/23 - 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  •     Thanksgiving Day, Thursday 11/24 - 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.    

Callers who provide an email address will receive some of the chef’s favorite ShopRite Culinary Workshop holiday recipes as well as a special selection of holiday dessert recipes designed for those with diabetes. Customers can visit ShopRite’s Facebook page for special Thanksgiving Turkey Tips. For additional information on holiday turkey preparation including tips on buying, storing, thawing and roasting, visit http://www.shoprite.com/cnt/TimelyTopics.html.

About ShopRite’s Culinary Workshop
Created over 10 years ago, ShopRite’s Culinary Workshop offers hands-on cooking classes taught by area professional Chefs in 45 of our stores. The program, which is headed by Corporate Executive Chef Lynn Logg, is the perfect forum for home cooks to discover, cook with and taste many of the specialty foods and wonderful meat, seafood and products that ShopRite carries. For only $20, guests attend a 2-hour class and fully participate in the preparation of an entire meal. After the meal is finished, they dine with the chef on the sampler meal. ShopRite continually looks for ways to help its customers save money on their food budget. By providing money and time-saving professional tips, customers learn to prepare restaurant quality foods in their own home.

About ShopRite
ShopRite is the registered trademark of Wakefern Food Corp., a retailer-owned cooperative, based in Keasbey, NJ and the largest supermarket cooperative in the United States. With more than 230 ShopRite supermarkets located throughout New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Delaware and Maryland, ShopRite serves more than five million customers each week. A long-time supporter of key community efforts, ShopRite is dedicated to fighting hunger in the communities it serves. Through its ShopRite Partners In Caring program, ShopRite has donated more than $27 million to 1,700 worthy charities and food banks since the program began in 1999. As a title sponsor of the LPGA’s ShopRite Classic, ShopRite has raised more than $24 million for local schools, hospitals and community groups. For more information, please visit http://www.ShopRite.com.

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