Les Marmitons has chapters throughout Canada and parts of the United States. Founded in 1993, the New Jersey Chapter is the oldest in the US and has always had a loyal and talented membership. We are proud of our heritage and look forward to many years of fine cooking under the watchful eyes of our guest chefs.
We meet monthly (except in the summer) to prepare and enjoy a gourmet dinner using the menu and recipes provided by our guest chef. We invite well known chefs from the New Jersey area to join us for an evening of Friendship and Gastronomy. We scale the recipes to suit a group of 25 members, purchase all the ingredients and meet at a rented hall with professional kitchen. The chef joins us, not to cook, but to watch and guide us as we prepare a four or five course gourmet meal. Our sommelier carefully selects wine to pair with each course and we have a ball!
We meet on the second Monday of each month at the Don Bosco Knights of Columbus hall, 290 Old Road, Port Reading NJ. The Event officially starts at 6:00 pm but all are welcome to arrive at 5:00 pm to help set up the room and arrange the ingredients on separate tables where the pre-prep will take place. Our President introduces the chef, conducts a short business session, we draw lots for the course we will work on and we hit the knives and stoves by 6:30pm. The last course is out by 10:00 pm and we clean up and go home by 11:00pm.
We have an open enrollment period at the moment. You do not need to know one of our members to join. You can learn all about us under the More Links tab. Contact us for more information on attending as a guest and requirements for membership.