Culinary Extravaganza

7th Annual Culinary Extravaganza - "Tastes of America"

Friday, October 19 from 6 - 9pm // Tickets are $75 each

Join us for “Tastes of America” and feast on fine cuisine prepared by some of the region's premier culinary talents, as they work alongside SUNY Cobleskill Culinary Arts students under the direction of Chef and instructor Stephen Kerzner. New this year, the Extravaganza will include a student-chef competition, silent auction of culinary experiences, and impressive ambiance thanks to Mazzone Hospitality. "Tastes" will include appetizers, entrees, and desserts, as well as wine and beer tastings.

Catch up with old friends while savoring flavors that define American cooking. The accomplished team of Doug Plummer and Garth Roberts, of the American Hotel in Sharon Springs, will emcee the festivities.

The Extravaganza is one of two major annual fundraisers for the College Foundation, with proceeds benefiting academic programming and scholarships.

Celebrity, Faculty, and Alumni Chefs

Ryan Brooks, Brooks’ House of Bar-B-Q
Josh Coletto, Nighthawks Restaurant and Bar
Tyler DeGroff, The Hen and The Hound
Kaytrin Della Sala and Devin Ziemann, The Cuckoo's Nest
Joan Dembinski CC®, Yono Purnomo CEC®, Yono’s
Sean Gallagher, CAS
Rob Handel, Chefs' Consortium & Heather Ridge Farm
Michael Kaphan ’15, Purdy’s Farmer & the Fish
Don Miller, Chieftans Restaurant & Bar
Michael Spain, Druthers
Tim Warnock, CCSP®, US Foods
Bruce Wetsell, Bull's Head Inn
Lee Woolver, American Hotel
Malcolm Jay Wood ’83, Coby’s
David Campbell, CCC®, CCE®, Michael Lapi, Stephen Kerzner,
and David Yanisko CEC®, SUNY Cobleskill

Special thanks to Mazzone Hospitality for their assistance.


Online registration is now closed. Please call the Office of College Advancement for ticketing information at 518-255-5524.