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What: Kontos Foods’ Cooking Challenge at Eva’s Village (#KFCC17)

Who: Kontos Foods is partnering with the Culinary School at Eva’s Village for a timed cooking contest to come up with tasty and innovative dishes using Kontos Foods’ International Pastry Puffs.

When: Tuesday Aug. 1., 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Where: Eva’s Village Culinary School, 133 Prince Street, Paterson NJ 07501

See below for more information. A press release containing additional information is forthcoming.

Paterson, New Jersey – On Tuesday Aug. 1, students from The Culinary School at Eva’s Village will face off in the first-ever Kontos Foods Cooking Challenge #KFCC17. The challenge: Come up with the tastiest and most inventive ways to prepare Kontos International Pastry Puffs. Called Loukoumades in Greek culture, the pastry puffs are universal and delicious—think Zeppole or Beignets. To a chef they can be a blank canvas, with limitless possibilities for creating sweet, spicy or savory-filled delights.

International Pastry Puffs will be the star ingredient of this event, and once the mystery ingredient baskets are unveiled, contestants will race against the clock to come up with the tastiest recipes. Judges, including Kontos Foods Corporate Executive Chef Demetrios Haralambatos, and Chef James Cwynar, Culinary School Director at Eva’s Village, will choose the winning contestants, who’ll be awarded prizes. The event will be streamed on Facebook Live.

About The Culinary School at Eva’s Village: The Culinary School at Eva’s Village was established in 2013 as a private vocational school for adults, certified by the Departments of Education, and Labor and Workforce Development. The focus of the six-month program is to train and place students in culinary careers in the food service industry. Professional chef instructors guide students through the six-month course, in a state-of-the-art training kitchen. Students earn a certificate of completion and ServSafe® Certification. The program reports a 92 percent job placement rate,

Eva’s Village: Founded by Msgr. Vincent E. Puma in 1982, Eva’s Kitchen began by serving 30 meals a day to feed the hungry in Paterson. In response to the related issues of poverty, addiction, mental illness and homelessness, programs and services grew out of the original soup kitchen to address the root causes as well as the effects of homelessness and poverty. Today, Eva’s Village is a non-profit, comprehensive, social service organization which offers 20 programs to address needs in the community for food and shelter, medical and recovery services, and education and job training, to help those in need move toward stability and independence.

About Kontos Foods
Founded in 1987, Kontos Foods, Inc. is a Paterson, New Jersey-based provider of artisan breads and traditional Mediterranean foods for restaurants, hotels, food service, retail specialty stores and supermarkets worldwide. The family-owned company specializes in hand-stretched flatbreads, including the Kontos Pocket-Less Pita®, Fillo dough, pastries, olives, gyro meats, and Greek yogurts, as well as nearly 50 varieties of multi-ethnic flatbreads. Kontos, which has over 225 employees and was founded by Evripides (Evris) Kontos with his son Steven, together bring over 100 years’ experience in the premium food industry. The company’s bread and Fillo products are made in the USA. Visit or call (973) 278-2800.

Media Contact
Patty Yeager
Fastlane on Behalf of Kontos
(855) 677-5263, ext. 109

Kontos Contact
Warren Stoll
Kontos Foods Inc.
(973) 278-2800, ext. 326

Eva’s Village Contact
Ellen V. Kuhn
Marketing & Communications Coordinator
(973) 523-6220 ext. 270