Sunday, September 16, 2012

Do Good: Autumn is a Season of Giving in the Capital Region

This season is jam packed with food-centric charitable events between the Food & Wine Tastings, Chef Competitions and  Festivals. They all benefit different organizations but the common denominator is that same core group of chefs that just keep on giving & giving of their time, talent and treasure for our community. I would love to put together a list of all of the chefs involved in everything, but it is so extensive that will take a bit of work.

So here you have it, a list of the best foodie/charitable events that I know of going on over the next two months. I am going to list the contact folks that I know, maybe not the official event organizer but they can certainly help you out if you need more info. Also where available I have provided a link under the event name.

Sept  13 - Feast of the Fields benefiting Saratoga PLAN
Sept 20 - Autumn Evening in the Garden at  Franklin Terrace to benefit Capital District Community Gardens 
Sept 20- Drink Pink at The Point  benefiting Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, Contact: Jeffrey Decatur
Sept 23rd -
Local Harvest Festival - Honest Weight Food Co-op ( Britin Foster can help you if you need info)
Sept 28- Hallowine at Altamont Winery -Chef Competition is that day - Franca DiCrescenzo benefiting the Wildwood Program 
Sept 29th - Taste of Elegance  at Pat's Barn - Marla Ortega is helping on that one. 
Oct 12 - FUSION presented by the Albany Barn & The Albany Chefs'Food & Wine Festival benefiting Albany Barn. Contact Jeff Mirel or you can just ask me!
Oct 18th - 2012 Harvest Evening Celebration featuring a Chef's Challenge...(which I happen to be competing in...oy heart attack, my last time competing was in 1998)...benefits the Capital Region Food Pantries
Oct 18th - Visions of Strength Wine Tasting ( awesome event btw) Contact: Sabrina Mosseau benefitting Visions of Strength which is a phenomenal local cancer organization
Oct 23rd-
March of Dimes Signature Chef Challenge   Contact :Janice Nash or me for this one too! Also link to their FB event listing is here.

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