The Culinary School at Eva’s Village Serves at “Taste of the Giants”

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The Culinary School at Eva’s Village, Paterson, New Jersey help Giants raise funds for Rock and Wrap It Up at “The Taste of the Giants.”

Chef Darryl Dela Cruz, executive chef director at The Culinary School at Eva's Village

The Culinary School at Eva’s Village will be participating in the “Taste of the Giants” on Monday, November 17 at MetLife Stadium. The event is from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and features fine cuisine from area top chefs and restaurants. Chef Darryl Dela Cruz, executive chef director at Eva’s Village, and students from the Culinary School will be serving Ahi Tuna Poke on Wasabi Tuile. “We are honored to participate in this event,” stated Chef Darryl Dela Cruz. “The event will allow our Culinary School students an opportunity to serve one of our specialty items on a large scale and give them an opportunity to see other top chefs in action.”

The Culinary School at Eva’s Village is a private vocational school certified by the New Jersey Department of Education and Department of Labor and Workforce Development. The five-month course is conducted in four-week modules. These modules include: Introduction to Culinary Arts/Breakfast Cookery/ServSafe; Buffet Prep/Short Order; Garde Manger/Pantry; and Introduction to Baking and Pastry Arts. The final module includes a four-week industry internship with post-externship placement services.

The “Taste of the Giants” will benefit Rock and Wrap it Up!, which supports hunger relief and anti-poverty efforts. General admission ticket prices (http://www.giants.com/taste.html) start at $200 ($175 for Giants Season Ticket Holders) and will include sampling of signature dishes from the area’s top chefs in the stadium’s Chase Club. Current and former players will be in attendance, and guests will have an opportunity to participate in a silent auction for great prizes and experiences.

VIP ticket prices start at $300 ($250 for Giants Season Ticket Holders) and include access to the event an hour early in the Toyota Coaches Club. This package also includes a tour of the Giants Locker Room, exclusive player meet-and-greets and admission to a cook-off featuring Giants safety Stevie Brown and guard Geoff Schwartz.

About Rock and Wrap It Up!
Now in its 24th year, Rock and Wrap it Up! (RWU) is an award-winning anti-poverty think tank. They research, discover and nurture potential sources willing to share renewable assets. They encourage the use of the Whole Earth Calculator mobile application to access total pounds of food conversion to meals and greenhouse gas emission reduction which can be sent to social media sites. Through RWU, more than one billion meals have been recovered since 1991.

Rock and Wrap It Up! is entering its 11th season recovering food after every New York Giants home game.

About The Culinary School at Eva’s Village:
The five-month course provides fundamental cookery skills appropriate to basic positions in professional food preparation. Four-week modules include, Introduction to Culinary Arts/Breakfast Cookery; Buffet Prep/Short Order; Garde Manger/Pantry; and Introduction to Baking and Pastry Arts. Topics cover recipe and menu genres, culinary math, knife skills, safety and sanitation, and breakfast cooking. Students will also be coached in workplace readiness and life skills throughout the modules. As students advance through the modules they practice cooking techniques, including soup, stock, and sauce production, vegetable and starch cookery, and scratch preparation of salads and dressings. More advanced classes cover meat and seafood fabrication and cooking techniques, Garde Manger practices and baking and pastry cooking techniques and production. The final module includes a four-week industry externship with post-externship placement services.        

About Eva’s Village:
Eva’s Village (http://www.evasvillage.org), originally a New Jersey soup kitchen, was founded in 1982 by Msgr. Vincent E. Puma in response to the increasing incidence of homelessness in his Paterson, NJ parish. But Msgr. Puma soon realized that a soup kitchen was not enough. With the generous support of thousands of donors and private and government grants, Eva's has grown to be the most respected anti-poverty program in New Jersey. Their mission is to feed the hungry, shelter the homeless, treat the addicted and provide medical and dental care to the poor with respect for the human dignity of each individual.

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