We see the words everywhere, “sustainable”, “organic” – in the grocery store, in restaurants, on TV, in the news… But do we know what they actually mean, and more importantly, why we should care?

With Spring Restaurant Week being right around the corner, we take a look at the need for simplification in our culinary lives and how some of our local chefs are embracing that very idea.

Eating Local: More Than Just Food

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As Spring Restaurant Week approaches, we take a look at local cuisine and how participating eateries are working to show off the best that South Jersey has to offer!

Eating in Restaurants is Highly Popular. We Work Hard to Make it So. NEWS FLASH Our Fall Restaurant Week will be October 16th to 21st. Mark your calendars now. More details soon.                                                  All our 2016 Restaurant Weeks are made possible through the support of 1st Colonial Community Bank. Fall Restaurant Week is presented by The

Local Independent Restaurants Are Great for Summer Salads   You don’t have to look at a thermometer to say that we are in the “Dog Days of Summer.” Well, that is unless you actually know what the phrase means. Originally the term had nothing to do with dogs or summer, but it referred to the

We Salute Our Sponsors

Friday, 05 August 2016 by

Local Businesses That Encourage Other Local Businesses Our cadre of local creative chefs that cooperate under the sjhotchefs.com banner are indeed fortunate that some of our fellow business people recognize that it is in the community interest to help us succeed as independent restaurants. So, let us say, a tip of our toques to 1st

South Jersey Products Featured on sjhotchefs.com Menus July 24th-30th is Farm to Fork Week when sjhotchefs.com celebrates the wonderful bounty of produce farmed and harvested throughout South Jersey, as well as the abundance of fresh fish netted by fisherman at nearby shore points. Our more than 40 independently owned and operated restaurants all feature four

Tomato. Vegetable? Fruit? Doesn’t Matter.                                   Jersey Tomatoes are Delicious! Because it has seeds, a tomato is technically a fruit. But, not in New Jersey. Here there was a decade old effort to make the tomato officially a vegetable. The New Jersey Legislature tried to name it the Official State Vegetable. We already have an Official

Featuring Produce From Local Farms. Listen! Hear that sound? It’s the “Horn of Plenty” that you should be hearing. The horn of plenty refers to a Cornucopia, a symbolic, hollow horn filled with produce. That should be New Jersey’s icon because, after all, we are the “Garden State.” Summer is the time for bountiful harvest

Our Restaurants Welcome the Kids. And Eating Out Can Be a Learning Experience for Children.   It seems like it is increasingly difficult for families to eat together these days. Everyone is just so busy! Today, in many families, both parents work. And even if there is a stay-at-home spouse, he or she is constantly