E-Newsletter Vol. 4 No. 4
Eva's Culinary Graduates Open a Restaurant
When Chefs Rivas and Rivero opened a Peruvian Restaurant on Main Street in Paterson this May, they were celebrating a shared dream. The Culinary School at Eva’s Village had something to celebrate too – the chefs are the school's first alumni to open a restaurant. Mayor Sayegh joined guests, Culinary School staff, and students to sample a tasting menu at the restaurant’s grand opening. “Their determination and enterprise are an inspiration to our students and to our community,” commented Chef James Cwynar, Director of the school.

After working in other fields for many years, the couple enrolled in the six-month certificate program at Eva’s Culinary School to make their dream come true. There, they mastered basic culinary techniques, earned ServSafe® certification, learned to cook for a crowd, and gained hands-on experience by interning in commercial kitchens.
After graduating, the chefs returned to their native Peru for a month-long course to polish their traditional cooking skills.They named the restaurant Wasiyki , which means “welcome to my house” in Quechua, an indigenous South American language, to offer a "taste of home" to the Paterson community.

Chefs Juana Rivas, (L) Marco Rivero, (R) and their daughters celebrated the opening of Wasiyki Restaurant with Mayor Sayegh (C), in May. Read more news stories about the opening and about Eva's Culinary School.
There's No Place Like Home. . .
Ms. Douglas (L), shown with Joseph (R), worked with a team to document that he had been homeless for more than three years to qualify for a special-needs apartment at Eva's Village.
Moving into an Eva’s Village apartment a few months ago felt like a homecoming to 75-year-old Joseph V. A team of Eva's staff and county social service providers also celebrated this happy move, the result of months of hard work to secure permanent, affordable housing with supportive services for him.

"We have a strong community in the building, but what makes our community unique is its strong connection to the comprehensive care and support services available at Eva's Village," Eva's Case Manager,Tiffany. Douglas explained.

A Paterson native, Joseph grew up on Slater Street and attended P.S. 3, just blocks away from his new home. . . Read more
Upcoming Events
An Evening with Master Chefs on the Hudson
Thursday, September 16, Battello Restaurant, Jersey City, NJ

Sample palate-pleasing gourmet dishes, created by New Jersey's top chefs, against a magical backdrop of city lights along the waterfront.

Visit our event page for more information. Register for tickets, sponsorships & packages.
Annual Fashion Show : Behind the Seams
Tuesday, October 1, 2019, Bottagra Restaurant, Hawthorne, NJ

Enjoy a lavish cocktail hour, gourmet tasting stations, live and silent auctions, and a tented runway show featuring fall & winter fashions from Sal Lauretta for Men and Boutique 811 . Visit our event page for more information. Register for tickets, sponsorships & packages.
Thursday, November 7, 2019, The Grove, Cedar Grove, NJ

Please join us for a cocktail reception, silent auction and seated dinner to support Eva's Village. Our Gala raises awareness and vital funding for our mission and programs. Visit our event page for updates.
Email Joey Mazza, or call (973) 523-6220 x 235 with questions about upcoming events.
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