Profeta FarmsDelicious Prepared Foods
Our Farm-to-Table Kitchen is your solution to putting organic, wholesome food on the table without all the time and stress of being a professional chef. We offer several different fully cooked organic homestyle meals, ready to go from our farmhouse straight to your house. Our organic specialties include smoked chicken and turkey, homemade stuffed shells with hand-dipped ricotta and farm vegetables, and seasonal veggie burgers. If you just need some delicious sides to pair with your main dish, we have you covered with dishes like buttery mashed sweet potatoes, smoky bacon mac & cheese, garlicky green beans, and heirloom tomato and grilled vegetable salads. All of these items are available in our grab and go area, so you can get what you need, get out the door, and get on with your day. Our experienced team can help you decide “what’s for dinner” whether you want to put your own spin on the meal, or you want our chefs to do the cooking for you!
If you’re looking for grab-and-go lunch options, we also have ready-made salads with our organic seasonal produce and grains. We have crispy wood-fired pizza, and fluffy, sweet grandma’s tomato pie slices. Our smokehouse creates heritage pulled pork sandwiches, topped with our own pickles and crunchy slaw, on a homemade brioche bun. Our crispy Profeta Farms grass-fed burger will be topped with melty local cheese on a griddled organic bun.
Born in Newark, NJ, chef Manuel Perez comes to Profeta Farms with extensive culinary experience. Chef Perez starting his cooking career alongside his mother and grandmother, two women that he credits with inspiring him with an uncompromising desire to consciously source, cook, and serve delicious food.
“All throughout my childhood, I was around great tasting food all of the time and I really took pleasure in learning how things were being done. My mother and grandmother were amazing cooks, and I always expressed curiosity in what they were preparing in their kitchens.”
After graduating from Hudson County Community College in Jersey City, NJ, Chef Perez embarked on a very progressive and educational career in New York City, starting at Bridgewaters, a catering facility in the financial district of Manhattan. Bridgewaters proved to be exactly the right foundation needed to launch the young cook’s career. Chef Perez learned to do a little of everything and became an integral part of the culinary team. He then went on to hone his skills as a line cook at the Plaza Hotel and The Water Club. This led to a three-year stint at the highly acclaimed Le-Bernardin working under chef Eric Ripert. At this French seafood mecca, Chef Perez became proficient on all stations including working in the pastry department with then-pastry chef Florian Bellanger.
Following some travel to Las Vegas and Florida, Chef Perez returned to New Jersey and held sous chef positions at Soho On George in New Brunswick, NJ, Clinton St. Baking Company and Almond Bistro, both in NYC, eventually accepting a chef position at Restaurant Nicholas in Red Bank, NJ. Chef Perez then moved on to be the opening chef at The Peacock Inn in Princeton, NJ and remained there for six years.
Chef Perez returned to New York City in 2015 to work as a research and development chef at the iconic River Café, after one year he was tapped by the Princeton-based Terra-Momo restaurant group to help launch Albariño, a Spanish inspired wine and Tapas bar.
803 U.S. Highway 202
Readington NJ 08853
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Profeta Farms strives to create a diverse food system that promotes healthy soil, plants, animals, and people. Our onsite full-service Market is open seven days a week and carries a selection of farm fresh raw products, as well as foods thoughtfully prepared by our chefs. We’re here daily to help you revolutionize the way you eat.