South Jersey Mayors Healthy Cook-Off

South Jersey Mayors Healthy Cook-Off South Jersey’s own radio station – SoJO 104.9 FM – morning personality Marc Miller will emcee the first-ever South Jersey Mayors Healthy Cook-Off. Mayors from across South Jersey will participate in a competition to see who can prepare the healthiest dish as part of the Mayors Wellness Campaign’s effort to promote healthier living and more active lifestyles. The event is open to the public and free of charge. Awards will be made to the Mayors who prepare “The Healthiest,” “The Tastiest,” and for “Best Presentation.” All 10 Mayors have been asked to wear Philadelphia Phillies Red to honor the playoff-bound Philadelphia Phillies!

Tem mayors have agreed to participate:

Woolrich Township Mayor Joe Chila, Magnolia Mayor BettyAnn Cowling-Carson, West Deptford Mayor Anna Docimo, Camden Mayor Gwendolyn Faison, Swedesboro Mayor Tom Fromm, Harrison Township Mayor Mike Koestler, Deptford Mayor Paul Medany, Logan Township Mayor Frank Minor, Eastampton Township Mayor Keith Nagler, Pennsauken Mayor Rick Taylor.

The prepared dishes will be judged by a panel of experts and celebrities, including:

Fred Baxter, tight end for the New England Patriots; Chef Robert Minniti, President of the South Jersey Hot Chefs (www.sjhotchefs.com) & Chef/Owner of Bacio Italian Cuisine in Cinnaminson (www.baciorestaurant.com); Rhone Carr, President of the Gloucester County Chamber of Commerce & World Championship Chili Cook-Off Finalist; Chef George Cranmer, Director of Food & Nutrition Services at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital; Professor Betty Brown-Joynes, MS, RD, Camden County College Nutrition Program; and Patrick Young, President, Aetna Small and Middle Markets.

The Mayors' Healthy Cook-Off is set for 5pm Oct. 2 at the RiverWinds Community Center, 1000 RiverWinds Drive, Thorofare. There are three categories: Healthiest, best tasting and best presentation. The event is free. For more on the Mayors' Wellness Campaign and the New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute, visit www.njhcqi.org or www.mayorswellnesscampaign.org.

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