cpc food flower power event chairsphoto L-R: John Mans, CPC President & CEO and resident of Brick; Kerry Herbert, CPC Vice President of Development and resident of Shrewsbury; Barbara Etter, Auction Chair and resident of Leonardo; Pat Geiss, co-chair and resident of Little Silver; Jane Guadagno, co-chair and resident of West Long Branch; and Don Glaser, Chair of the Board of Trustees for CPC and resident of Oakhurst.

COLTS NECK, NJ - CPC Behavioral Healthcare welcomed more than 280 guests to Trump National Golf Club Colts Neck, NJ, on Monday, Oct. 20, 2014 from 6-9 p.m. for its 11th Annual Culinary Adventure.  This evening of scrumptious fare featured gourmet tastings from some of Monmouth County's best restaurants as well as delicious desserts and specialty beverages (wine and beer, coffee and smoothies).


cpc food drew araneo 2014photo: Drew Araneo Demos at CPC CA 2014: Drew Araneo, Chef and Owner of Drew's Bayshore Bistro in Keyport, holds court over a captive audience during his demo.

This year’s event was elevated thanks to a special Chef’s Demo featuring the award-winning local foodie favorite, Drew Araneo of Drew’s Bayshore Bistro in Keyport.  The demo offered participating guests an opportunity to interact with Chef Drew while he prepared one of his specialties:  jambalaya.  Araneo studied under beloved Monmouth County restaurateur, Joe Romanowski, is a James Beard nominee for Best Regional Chef, and Winner of Beat Bobby Flay. 

Participating vendors included:   Ama – Sea Bright, Assaggini di Roma - Keyport, Bahr’s Landing - Highlands, Bistro at Red Bank/Zoe’s An American Bistro – Little Silver, Dak Lak Coffee Roasters – West Long Branch, Drew’s Bayshore Bistro - Keyport, Eagle Specialty Coffee - Eatontown, Fresh - Highlands, Four JG’s Orchards & Vineyards – Colts Neck, Gaetano’s – Red Bank, It’s Greek to Me - Holmdel, Jacques Exclusive Catering - Keyport, Piccola Italia - Ocean, Readie’s – Red Bank, Scarborough Fair – Sea Girt, Shore Point Distributing Company - Freehold, Teak – Red Bank, The Cheese Cave – Red Bank, The Chocolate Carousel - Wall, The Macaroon Shop – Avon-by-the-Sea, The Spice & Tea Exchange - Red Bank, Tuzzio’s Italian Cuisine – Long Branch, Whipped – Red Bank. 

cpc food dak lak coffeephoto: No Carbon Footprint with Dak Lak Coffee
Pictured, Michael Rosas and Cydney Caldwell of Dak Lak in West Long Branch.

All proceeds from the event help CPC provide subsidized counseling services to children and families in need.

The event has attracted several generous underwriters including:  the AT&T Pioneers, Emily Guadagno, New Jersey Natural Gas, and Scoles Floorshine Industries. Other support was committed through the 2014 CPC Sponsors:  Lois & Marvin Broder, Warshauer Electric Supply, Willis, WithumSmith+Brown, BTIG/Rick & Ana Blank, Commercial Flooring Concepts, Inc., Maloof & Ellis Management, Larson Ford, Inc., Al and Ann Ferguson, Lori and Hal Goldstein, Richard and Susan Maizel, and Simulation Solutions, Inc.

The importance of mental health to overall wellbeing and success has achieved renewed attention and engaged the media spotlight thanks to a vigorous national discussion led by the President and healthcare leadership.  More and more communities are incorporating mental health education and anti-stigma campaigns into neighborhood conversations to encourage individuals and families to seek out care when necessary and support friends and neighbors as they make the commitment to achieve better, overall health. 

The Agency hosts several events each year to raise funds in support of its mission to provide quality mental healthcare to Monmouth County residents who cannot afford it.  Last year, CPC served more than 8,000 people in Monmouth County with a variety of behavioral health services ranging from short-term, outpatient treatment to long-term treatment for serious and persistent mental health issues.   In addition to three counseling centers located throughout the County, CPC’s High Point School welcomes more than 200 special education students each year to help them achieve their academic and personal goals.

cpc food quiltphoto L-R: CPC Employees: Cindy Valentine, resident of Ocean; Robyn Rafferty, resident of Tinton Falls; Grace Caleca, resident of Howell, and Lynne Mitchell, resident of Ocean.

In addition to great food and drink, the evening also included a Silent Auction, Gift Auction, 50/50 raffle and a chance to win a gorgeous, heirloom quality piece of textile art—a quilt made by the CPC Quilters. 

For more information call CPC's Development Office at 732-935-2222.