About et al fine food


et al fine food is a food shop and creative catering company in highlands, nj.

Specializing in gourmet take-away, we feature ever-changing specials and specific menus created for holidays throughout the year.  Our hand-crafted menus are seasonally-driven. 

Specialties include fresh salads, delicious sandwiches, homemade baked goods, and a juice/smoothie bar. Indoor dining is available at a community farm table, and outdoor seating is in a park-like setting with gorgeous flowers and plants.   

Visit our shop to pick up your next lunch on-the-go or family meal at home, or let us handle all the fun and scrumptious details for your next special event.

Creativity. Quality. Style. et al.

About chef & owner, Kim Ramin

Over 20 years ago, Kim started her career in the art industry as a sculptor and painter, and had graduated with a Masters of Fine Art from Hunter College.  In search for some extra income, she began to work on the side in the restaurant industry in New York City as a line cook on St. Mark's Place. Steadily, she transitioned into a freelance chef, followed by executive chef for two of the city's most highly regarded caterers. It was there that her visual and culinary skills were honed and perfected, designing menus for various types of events ranging from high profile ones such as Opening Night for The Winter Antique Show to fun and whimsical projects like PB&J and Gummy Bear treats for 1,000 children at the Central Park Zoo.

As executive chef for Taste Caterers, Kim created menus and designed events for many of New York's top tier organizations such as The Whitney Museum, Esquire Magazine, Sports Illustrated, Bloomingdales, The Winter Antique Show, The Art Show, Delta Air Line's Pop Up Store, The Central Park Conservancy, Vanity Fair Magazine, and The Gap, just to name a few.

As Taste Caterers closed their doors, Kim realized it was time to open a company of her own... and et al fine food was born!  

Originally (2010), Kim housed her shop and kitchen in Allenhurst, a small Jersey Shore town located about 30 minutes south of Highlands.  She eventually wanted to bring the store closer to home and opened an et al fine food pop-up-shop in Rumson, but moved on in the Fall of 2014. Kim had her eye on a prime real estate location in Highlands, which is not only an artsy and eclectic little town along the water (some of which is still recovering from Superstorm Sandy), but home to Kim and her family.  She is excited and proud that et al fine food is now located in the strong, tight-knit town, where residents and customers are genuinely elated that et al has arrived, since it's presence brings one more special element to a town that needs the support.