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In the Kitchen with

In The Kitchen with Casey Pesce

Connected, collected and chill, Casey Pesce is the owner of the long-time favorite D’Jeet in the Shrewsbury Commons and the Apple Street Kitchen in Tinton Falls. Pesce grows much of the produce used at the restaurants, something he learned from his father.  “I grew up around food. My grandfather was a butcher in Staten Island, […]

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In The Kitchen with Chef Rob Kash

Gregarious restauranteur and focused chef Rob Kash has brought New Jersey diners some of their favorite restaurants over the last two and a half decades. Despite having passed the bar in New Jersey and New York, Kash’s heart rested in his family’s food heritage. His grandparents cooked Eastern European and Jewish cuisine. Grandpa was the

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In The Kitchen with Chef Mark Longo

Driving, tireless and artful, Chef Mark Longo is the definition of “going hard.” From May through October, it’s not uncommon for Chef Mark to be working 14-hour days, seven days a week. He cooks for Lavalette’s The Channel Marker, Lobster Dock, The Lavelette Yacht Club, and with the newest Lobster Dock in Seaside, he’s only

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In The Kitchen with Drew Araneo

Well-respected and humble, Andrew “Drew” Araneo has been showcasing his bold side for the last 18 years at Drew’s Bayshore Bistro. Born in Union Beach, Drew is a proud graduate of the Culinary School at Brookdale. He interned at Long Branch’s famous Joe and Maggie’s Bistro on Broadway. His other credits include Whispers at Spring

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