Two million mouths to feed
(What the Chefs for Clearwater dinner is all about)
More than two million people call the Hudson Valley home, and guests at the Chefs for Clearwater event will be helping to preserve the natural bounty of our region for all of them—now and for generations to come. Our featured chefs, restauranteurs farmers, ranchers, vintners and cider makers have been invited to participate because of their demonstrated commitment to practicing and advancing sustainable agriculture and socially responsible business practices.
Making the world safe for locavores
(Why sustainable agriculture matters)
Sustainable farming focuses on techniques that protect the local environment, public health and animal welfare. Our growers do not use toxic pesticides or synthetic fertilizers, insuring their operations are safe for the river, their workers and their neighbors, and that their produce is safe for everyone. And beyond the ethical and environmental reasons for supporting sustainable farming, such practices improve the soil, producing healthier, tastier products—always a top priority for our chefs!
Fish grow on trees!
(How the Chefs for Clearwater dinner helps advance Clearwater’s mission)
The health of the Hudson River watershed directly impacts the health of the river—and the reverse just as true. Chefs for Clearwater is a celebration of the great progress that’s been made on both fronts in recent years. Each of this year’s Chefs for Clearwater producers are enthusiastic supporters of the Clearwater mission of preserving and protecting the Hudson and its tributaries.
By celebrating producers who focus on environmental impact, we to hope to build awareness for them, their businesses and their contribution to the quality of life (and food) in our beautiful Hudson Valley.
Follow the money
(Where your contribution will go)
Proceeds from Chefs for Clearwater goes to benefit two wonderful causes—Clearwater’s environmental education programs and the Culinary Institute of America’s student scholarship fund. The tickets and auction items you buy will help jump start the education of the Hudson Valley’s next generation of environmental leaders and environmentally-responsible chefs.