The AtlantiCare Growing Green Chef Council is a distinguished group of culinary experts working in the greater Atlantic City area committed to increasing access to healthy food for community members, and providing them with the food preparation skills necessary to lead healthier lives. The Growing Green Chef Council uses its passion, expertise, and circles of influence to support the growth and sustainability of AtlantiCare’s Growing Green initiative.
Savor the Season with an AtlantiCare Chef Council Gift Certificate. Redeemable in any of the Chef Council partners, these Gift Certificates enable us to say “Thank You” to the chefs who do so much for us, and also ensure that our community continues to enjoy the freshest seasonal ingredients. Certificates are available in increments of $50 and are great gifts. Order Now
The following restaurants generously support AtlantiCare’s Growing Green Initiative:
Steve and Cookie’s By the Bay
9700 Amherst Ave, Margate
Executive Chef: Kevin Kelly
Sous Chef: Warner Christy
Steve & Cookie’s, located near the bay in Margate, New Jersey, offers the best of steaks & fresh seafood in a warm atmosphere with live Jazz 7 nights a week.
Chefs Kelly and Christy regularly utilize seasonal garden fare for their menu offerings, but also support local community and school gardens by going on site to teach food prep techniques, and have even invited the school children into their kitchen to experience the preparation of produce and other healthy dishes first hand.
Hear what Chef Kelly has to say about teaching youth about a healthy diet and food preparation, as well as a helpful kitchen tip.
Dock’s Oyster House
2405 Atlantic Ave, Atlantic City
Executive Chef: Stephen Jones
Owner/ Operator: Frank Dougherty
For over three generations, this family owned local institution had been dedicated to serving the best seafood and steaks available in a warm, friendly environment.
Going above and beyond, Dock’s frequently highlights local and seasonal fare on their menu to compliment their exquisite offerings. Dock’s participates in AtlantiCare’s Chef Council to ensure that all people, especially our area youth understand how to prepare and enjoy the season’s freshest and finest of ingredients.
Owner and operator Frank Dougherty talks about “farm fresh” and not eating from a “bag”.
Luke Palladino Hospitality Group
60 Central Square, Linwood
Plaza 9 Shopping Center, 1333 New Rd, Northfield
Chef & Owner: Luke Palladino
At all of his restaurants, Luke proudly offers you what so beautifully defines Italian cuisine: the freshness of product, simplicity and spontaneity all bound by tradition.
Luke Palladino Hospitality Group, not only supports community gardens and assist in teaching area residents how to utilize their bountiful yields, they also maintain beds at one of them, thus being true to their love of local foods, even in an urban setting, such as Atlantic City.
Raising awareness about where “real food” comes from and how to cultivate and use these products is important to chef Luke Palladino. See what else he has to say about being a member of the AtlantiCare Chef Council.
331 Tilton Rd, Northfield, NJ 08225
Chef and owner Jonathan Sands finds inspiration for his widely successful menu at The Spot from fresh local produce. If its fresh and looks good it finds its way to his special board.
Chef Sands is the newest addition to AtlantiCare’s Growing Green chef council.
5206 Atlantic Ave, Ventnor City
5210 Atlantic Ave Ventnor
Chef & Owner: Lisa Savage
Both owned and operated by Chef Lisa, Sage and Lisa’s offer fresh eclectic fare. Both local favorites, Chef Lisa and her team ensure that each bite is savory and enjoyable.
Chef Lisa joined AtlantiCare’s Chef Council to impart her skills and love of all things fresh and simple to future generations. Through her work with area youth, she’s working to ensure that they understand and enjoy the ease and joy of working with seasonal items.
Chef Lisa savage, through her work with local school children, pushes the importance of eating seasonal and fresh foods. She tells you, “Keep it Simple, Keep it Fresh!”.
300 Oriental Ave, Atlantic City
Owner & Operator: Mike Hauke
Recently the Winner of ABC’s “Kelly and Michael” Food Truck Challenge, Tony Boloney’s has a knack for balancing the traditional American grub: Pizza and Subs, with the inclusion of some hearty and seasonal salads, and some interesting and delicious farm to table flatbreads. Getting kids to eat their veggies, including Brussel sprouts, never become so easy, when they are a top one of Tony Boloney’s infamous pizza pies.
Tony Boloney’s proudly sources some of the herbs and veggies featured on their menu from their bed at the Absecon Lighthouse Community Garden. Mike is a favorite with our youth audiences, and has been using his American favorites to encourage new and healthy alternatives to this crowd.
Mike Hauke, owner and operator of Tony Boloney’s, participation in AtlantiCare’s Chef Council helps support school gardens and teaching children the importance of local fresh fare.
The Tap Room Bar & Grille
Atlantic City Country Club, 1 Leo Fraser Drive, Northfield
Executive Chef: Edward Daggers
General Manager: Charles Fahy
The Tap Room Bar and Grille located in the Atlantic City Country Club is committed to ensuring that it’s members and the public enjoy the finest ingredients in a relaxing and friendly environment.
Chef Ed and his team support the garden at Northfield Community School by assisting them select the varieties to grow in the school’s garden, and also work to promote the culinary profession, by conducting food demonstrations for the students using local and fresh ingredients.
Atlantic City Country Club promotes healthy eating to not only their members but members of the community also. Chef Edward Daggers gives you a great tip to roasting butternut squash.
Kitchen 19 A Creative Culinary Center
19 South 2nd. Street, Hammonton (609) 878-3488 http://www.kitchen-19.com/
Owner: Linda Cashan
Kitchen 19, in Downtown Hammonton, is a culinary center that is committed to the freshest, healthiest versions of everything they prepare for Casciano Coffee Bar & Sweetery, Catered Events, Wednesday Pick-up Dinners and their wide variety of Cooking Classes. Kitchen 19 and Chef Belle have enjoyed their ongoing relationship with AtlantiCare to provide healthy cooking demonstrations for many school children in Atlantic County.