(ROCKLAND, Sept. 22, 2021) – On Monday, October 25th Meals on Wheels will host the 3rd Annual Cornucopia fundraiser featuring top chefs from around the Hudson Valley preparing an intimate dinner party for their own table of 12 guests. Each table will have its own exclusive experience as they get to know the chef, hear his or her cooking tips, and taste a one-of-a-kind meal prepared especially for them. The event will take place at Edgewood Country Club at 449 Rivervale Road in River Vale, New Jersey from 6:00pm – 10:00pm.
Some of the unusual characteristics of this event include the fact that the chefs will be preparing and finishing their entrees in front of guests tableside; the need for guests to register early in order to choose the chef they wish to dine with; and the production of a keepsake cookbook/journal where chef recipes will be included.
The participating restaurants include:
- Alain’s French Bistro, Nyack
- Autumn, Sparkill
- DPNB Pasta & Provisions, Nyack
- D’Vine Bar, Sparkill
- Edgewood Country Club, River Vale
- Greekish, Nyack
- Hudson’s Mill Tavern, Garnerville
- Karenderya, Nyack is
- Lynch’s Restaurant, Stony Point
- Marcello’s Ristorante, Suffern
- Morgan’s Publick House, Tappan
- Mystic Flavor Catering, Park Ridge
- NoCo Catering, Tappan
- Norine, New City
- Roost, Tappan
- The ‘76 House, Tappan
- Touch of Italy, Delaware
- Two Henrys at the Hilton Pearl River, Pearl River
In addition, the students from the Rockland Community College Hospitality and Culinary Arts School under the auspices of Chef and Department Chair Chris Spezial, will prepare and serve all the appetizers during cocktail hour. The Emcee for this year’s event will be Jeanette Gisbert, Executive Director for Volunteer New York.
The honorees for this year’s event include:
- The Rockland County Office for the Aging, represented by Director, Tina Cardoza-Izquierdo.
The agency specializes in advocating for Rockland County’s elderly community by providing assistance to residents and their families about available resources.
- Valerie Moldow of Howard Hanna Rand Realty.
Moldow is a respected real estate agent located in Nyack. As a lifelong Nanuet local, she has been a helping hand in our community by not only helping families find their forever homes, but in her volunteer community involvement as well. She has served on Clarkstown Town Council, on the board for Nanuet Civic Association and Children of Promise Stables. She is also on the board of the Nanuet Chamber of Commerce.
- Beckerle Lumber Supply Co., Inc.
With six locations in the county, Beckerle is the oldest building supply store in Rockland County and has been aiding residents since 1940. The Beckerle family who immigrated from Germany to New York in 1859, captured the essence of the American Dream and remains a valued building block in the community.
Tickets for Cornucopia are $225 per person and individuals will have an opportunity to select the chef they want to dine with based on the date and time they submit their reservation. Questions should be directed to Sharon Martini at Meals on Wheels at (845) 624-6325 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org . Tickets are available for purchase at www.mowrockland.org.
The mission of Meals on Wheels is to enhance the wellness of Rockland’s older adults and their families by providing services that support their safety, independence and health. Meals on Wheels believes that every older adult in Rockland should be given the opportunity to live their life to the fullest. Meals on Wheels programs are funded in part by the Administration on Aging, New York State Office for the Aging, Rockland County Office for the Aging, donations, grants and fees.