‘ShopRite Chefs On Call’ Provides 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 Chefs on Call” was introduced in 2008 as a culinary resource for customers seeking advice, recipes and home-cooking tips from a practiced and knowledgeable source.

The “ShopRite Chefs on Call” service was 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 18th through Thanksgiving Day, a select team of top ShopRite Culinary Workshop Chefs 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.

Chefs from New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania ShopRites will be staffing the phones. They include:

  •     Melissa Greeley, Garwood, NJ
  •     Suzanne Gawad, Brick, NJ
  •     Todd Pawlak, locations throughout NJ
  •     Jeff Seligman, Oakland & Hoboken, NJ
  •     Vicki Ferentinos, locations throughout NJ
  •     Jonathon Guarino, Woodbridge, NJ
  •     Steve Kovarcik, Aberdeen, East Brunswick, Hamilton Marketplace & North Brunswick, NJ

In addition to answering questions received through ShopRite’s Customer Care Center via 1-800-SHOPRITE, these professional Chefs 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 skills who can guide them through their holiday meal preparation,” said ShopRite’s Corporate Executive Chef, Lynn Logg. “Our friendly chefs are able to connect with customers and this personal connection is truly what makes ShopRite everyone’s ‘neighborhood grocery store.’”

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

  •     Sunday 11/18 – 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  •     Monday 11/19 – 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  •     Tuesday 11/20 – 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  •     Wednesday 11/21 – 10 am – 6 p.m.
  •     Thanksgiving Day, Thursday 11/22 – 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.    

For additional information on holiday turkey preparation including tips on buying, storing, thawing and roasting, please visit ShopRite.com.

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 is headed by Corporate Executive Chef Lynn Logg who views the program as the perfect opportunity 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. The Culinary Workshop also offers birthday parties for kids ages 5 – 16, and is a great forum for team building workshops. 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. ShopRite’s Culinary Workshop also partners with civic organizations, local businesses and hospitals to provide classes for their members or clients.

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 nearly 250 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 $29 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. Progressive Grocer named ShopRite its 2011 Retailer of the Year and Supermarket News awarded ShopRite its 2011 Retail Excellence Award. For more information, please visit http://www.ShopRite.com
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