The Fourth Annual Chefs for Clearwater Event

The Culinary Institute of America
Saturday, September 14th, at 5:30pm

Look who’s coming to dinner.


Drew Nieporent

One of America’s most respected and celebrated restaurateurs, Drew Nieporent is the founder of the Myriad Restaurant Group which operates a roster of highly regarded eateries, including Tribeca Grill, Nobu Downtown, Nobu Fifty Seven and Bâtard. Nieporent’s first restaurant, Montrachet (1985), earned three stars from The New York Times and kept that rating for 21 years. Nobu NYC and Bâtard were voted Best New Restaurant in America by The James Beard Foundation in 1995 and 2015, respectively, and Tribeca Grill is a regular winner of Wine Spectator’s Grand Award. And earlier this year, Nieporent was honored as a “Master of Hospitality” by The Culinary Institute of America at an awards event that raised more than $1 million for CIA student scholarships. 

Eat, drink
and be applauded.

Chefs for Clearwater is a celebration of
the bounty of the Hudson Valley and
the environmental progress
we’ve all made together.
And your support will be a contribution
toward a healthier future for
the region we all call home.

Clearwater is a boat from the past,
operating in the present, here to save the future.”

A dining experience
like no other.

On September 14th,
 an all-star team of celebrated local chefs
will come together for a single night only to create
hors d’oeuvres and a four-course tasting menu
featuring the very best that
Hudson Valley growers, ranchers,
vintners and distillers have to offer.

A special year for Clearwater.

2019 is the 50th anniversary of Sloop Clearwater’s maiden voyage and the 100th anniversary of Pete Seeger’s birth. The organization’s mission from the beginning has been to build grassroots support for protecting our watershed, with education programs that have reached more than half a million people since 1969, and a music festival that draws thousands annually. Clearwater played a key role in the passage of the Clean Water Act—and today, as rollbacks to hard-won clean air and water regulations threaten further progress, continuing Pete’s work has never been more important. All Chefs for Clearwater proceeds benefit Hudson River Sloop Clearwater.

A look back at last year…

Our donors and partners







Event photography by Tom Macom and Mark Lamhut