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Sunday, September 25, 2016 | 4:00-8:00 PM.
The Culinary Institute of America
Farquharson Hall in Roth Hall | 1946 Campus Drive | Hyde Park, NY 12538

Tim Ryan “The Culinary Institute of America is proud to support Clearwater’s dedication to inspiring and educating the public about the need to protect our planet, starting with our own corner of it here in the Hudson Valley. Our college shares a similar mission. In fact, the CIA’s Menus of Change initiative revolves around many of the same principles: environmental security, maintaining sustainable resources, and preparing the next generation of leaders with the skills and knowledge to excel in preparing healthful food, while being socially responsible stewards of the environment. In hosting Chefs for Clearwater at the CIA, our two organizations together can help spread that message.”
--Dr. Tim Ryan, President of The Culinary Institute of America

Chef Terrance Brennan and The Culinary Institute of America’s President Dr. Tim Ryan invite you to a unique culinary event, celebrating the bounty of the Hudson Valley and the return of The Hudson River's iconic Tall Ship Clearwater.

Chef Brennan will bring together some of the Hudson Valley's premier chefs, local farmers and vintners at the CIA’s scenic Hyde Park campus for a five- course, farm-to-table dinner to benefit Clearwater.

As guests enjoy the Hudson River view, five chefs will each present a special hors d' oeuvre, accompanied by bluegrass music by Jim Gaudet and the Railroad Boys. This will be followed by dinner in Farquharson Hall, with each course created by one of the chefs.

Clearwater’s mission is to preserve and protect the Hudson River, its tributaries and related bodies of water. As an organization, Clearwater works to provide innovative environmental education programs, advocacy, and celebrations designed to expand people’s experience, awareness and stewardship of this magnificent natural resource.

Whether it's by land or by sea (or river), Clearwater's commitment to a sustainable future is at the heart of the organization.

The celebrated chefs cooking for us are:

Chef Terrance Brennan

Brennan Group Hospitality

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Chef Peter Kelly

Xaviars Restaurant Group, Piermont, Congers, Yonkers

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Chef Gianni Scappin

Market Street Restaurant, Rhinebeck

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Chef John Lekic

Le Express Bistro, Poughkeepsie

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Chef Melissa Walnock

CIA's Apple Pie Bakery Café, Hyde Park

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