Get your tickets now for Chefs Extraordinaire, an amazing event that will tantalize your taste buds with incredible dishes from Monmouth and Ocean County's top chefs and the local kids working with them to help create some very special food!

Experience incredible food by chefs from Arugula, Ama Ristorante, 709, Brandle, Chef Mike's ABG, Esposito's, Fratello's, Jersey Shore BBQ, Joe Leon's Gastronomia and Italian Specialties, Local Urban Kitchen, Mileto, Mossuto's, Pagano's UVA, Prive 13, Remington's, Scarborough Fair, Shipwreck Grill, Spring Lake Manor, St. Stephens Green, Blend, Poached Pear, Spring Lake Manor, and more!

You'll be able to compliment your food dishes with flavorful glass of white or red wines, all provided for your tasting pleasure from some of the leading brands of exceptional wines..

AND THEN there's dessert! You'll get to eat wonderful creations from Chocolate Carousel, JenniCakes, Lil' Cutie Pops, Red Bank Chocolate Shoppe, Sweet!, The Macaroon Shop, and Spring Lake Manor.

Music will be provided from Turnpike Mike, a Jersey Shore favorite. And let me tell you...this is the place to be on April 7th. You'll meet up with lots of local friends from our community all out for a celebratory evening of fun, food, and a great cause!

Chefs Extraordinaire is Thursday evening, April 7th, from 6 pm - 10 pm, at Spring Lake Manor, 415 Highway 71, Spring Lake Heights.

The cool part of Chefs Extraordinaire is that the great chefs participating in this event chose to work with kids from Common Ground Grief Center in Manasquan to create dishes in memory of the loved ones they lost.

Chefs Extraordinaire is being hosted by two local high school students who are members of Common Ground Grief Center and both lost their dads. I am so proud of Kristina Falletta and Peter Palmieri for taking over the hosting duties. Although I am a huge supporter of Common Ground and have so very much enjoyed hosting this event for the past two years, Kristina and Peter really represent what Common Ground is all about.

Which brings us to the reason for the third annual Chefs Extraordinaire. It's to raise money and awareness for Common Ground Grief Center, a safe place for kids and teens to share their feelings with others just like them who have experienced the loss of a sibling, parent, family member, or close friend. Common Ground is a place for them to grieve. It's a place for them to begin the healing process. It's a place for them to express their emotions while knowing there are others just like them suffering through the same kind of loss who can truly understand and support them.

Common Ground provides services AT NO COST to families that need it. That's why it's so important to help support this great non-profit organization.

For more information on Common Ground Grief Center, CLICK HERE.

Tickets in advance are $125 each, or two for $200. Tickets at the door are $135 each.

And if you would like to order a 'Legacy of Life' glass hanging globe with an engraving to honor a loved one in your life who has passed, you can do that for a $5 donation and pick up your globe at Chefs Extraordinaire. But you only have until Friday, April 1st to order. CLICK HERE to order.