“Hope lives in my kitchen.”
Pam was a teenage mom with a dangerous addition to crack cocaine and heroin. She was on and off the streets and ate at the soup kitchen for years before she took the rocky route to recovery. She enrolled in the Promise Culinary School to pursue her love of cooking and start a new life. She’s been clean and sober and working as a chef for many years. She came back to Elijah’s Promise to take the job as Head Chef at the Soup Kitchen. Pam always goes the extra mile for others, because she feels blessed to be able to give back.
Summer Community Supported Dinner (CSD) Menu
Here is a peek at what we are planning to serve for our CSD dinners over the peak summer season (based on market availability, things may change.) Many of our customers are excited and ask us on Monday for the menu for the coming week! These selections showcase our seasonal bounty and the passion of our culinary team of instructors, graduates & students.
Smoky Watermelon Gazpacho
Stuffed Peppers – Beef or Bean Based
Summer Fruit Salad
Turkey Breast or Tofu, Piccata Style
Napoleon of Summer Vegetables and Cheese
Pasta and Zucchini with Cannellini Beans, or Sausage in a Garlic Olive Oil Sauce
Empanadas with Salsa Verde
Pollo Amarillo (Chicken with Yellow Mole Sauce)
Vegetables in Chileajo Sauce
Homemade Mushroom Ravioli
Roast Loin of Pork
Learn more about becoming a member of the CSD and our CSB, or download an order form
“My life is full of great new beginnings”
Tim was a UPS employee for years. After two spinal injuries he knew he needed to change course. He always loved to cook so he took a “leap of faith” when he enrolled in the Promise Culinary School. At times it was tough and he questioned whether he would make it. With encouragement from his wife and the instructors, his dedication paid off. Around the time of his graduation, Tim became a first time dad. Now, with a new son and a new job on the Rutgers campus, he credits the school with giving him a pathway to support his family.