A Farm to Chef Extravaganza Unites 17 Chefs, 40 Local Farmers and 300 Guests
WHERE: Hilton Garden Inn, 235 Hoosick Street, Troy.
DESCRIPTION: Capital District Community Gardens will raise $60,000 at their 8th annual Autumn Evening in the Garden, a 15% increase from the amount raised at last year’s gala. Nearly 300 guests will sample culinary fare, featuring fresh meat, produce and dairy donated by 40 local farmers and prepared by 17 of the region’s top chefs. The event also features live music provided by The Neil Brown Jazz Quartet and beverage samples supplied by local beverage purveyors, including The Albany Distilling Company, The Altamont Vineyard and Winery, Brookview Station, Brown’s Brewing Company, Chatham Brewery, Harvest Spirits, Nine Pin Cider and Spilln’ the Beans. Proceeds benefit CDCG’s programs, including 50 Community Gardens, The Veggie Mobile, The Produce Project, The Healthy Stores Project, Squash Hunger and more.
Chef Jackie Baldwin, Hospitality Services at Rensselaer
Chef Brian Bowden, Mingle on the Avenue
Chef Un Hui Filomeno, Mingle
Chef James Gavin, Nicole's
Chef Mark Graham, Taste
Chef Ryan Huneau, Treviso
Chef Michael Kennedy, Hilton Garden Inn
Chef Mike Niccoli, The Century House
Chef Ian O'Leary, The Ginger Man
Chef Ric Orlando, New World Bistro Bar
Chef Marla Ortega, The Illium Café
Chef Jamie Ortiz, Angelo's 677 Prime
Chef Michael Pallozzi, Carney's Tavern
Chef Kenneth Ruud, Grille One Six Five
Chef Dan Smith, Jake Moon
Chef Brad Stevens, B-rads Bistro & Catering
Chef Adryana Washock, Jose Malones
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Capital District Community Gardens is a 39 year old nonprofit organization that nourishes healthy communities with 50 Community Gardens, The Veggie Mobile, The Healthy Stores Project, The Produce Project, Squash Hunger and more.