The Region’s Top Culinary Talent – All in One Place – at SUNY Cobleskill’s 8th Annual Culinary Extravaganza

Annual Showcase Raises Funds for College Programming and Kicks Off Homecoming & Family Weekend 2019.

Cobleskill, NY – Feast on exquisite cuisine prepared by acclaimed chefs and dining industry professionals – working alongside SUNY Cobleskill Culinary Arts students – at the College’s 8th Annual Culinary Extravaganza, Friday evening, October 4. In addition to fine food and drink, the Extravaganza will host a student-chef competition, and feature a silent auction, elegant décor by Mazzone Hospitality, and a one-of-a-kind ice sculpture created by alumnus Jim Nadeau.

Under the direction of Chef-Instructor Stephen Kerzner, and guided by an international theme, participating chefs include Yono and Donna Purnomo, of Yono’s, in Albany, Michael Kaphan, of the New York City-based Farmer & the Fish, Tracy Kwiecien, of Prime at Saratoga National, Ryan Brooks, of the award-winning Brooks’ House of Bar-B-Q, in Oneonta, and Skip Sgarlata, of River Stone Manor, in Glenville. Silent auction prizes this year feature expert-taught classes, ranging from pasta to pottery making, and led by SUNY Cobleskill faculty members.

“The Culinary Extravaganza is a true SUNY Cobleskill event,” says College President Marion A. Terenzio. “The applied learning opportunities the Extravaganza creates for our students, and the chance for them to network with industry professionals, are critically important. For our guests, this is an evening to sample exceptional dishes and discover SUNY Cobleskill. The evening is an outstanding kickoff to Homecoming and Family Weekend.”

“The Culinary Extravaganza is a showcase of our students’ dedication and hard work,” adds Kerzner. “The experience they gain becomes a launch-pad to professional success. The benefits are immeasurable.”

More than 200 guests attended last year’s Culinary Extravaganza, which raised more than $31,000 in support of Communications academic programming, and new, industry-grade equipment for the campus TV studio. This year’s Extravaganza once again includes a live “Text-2-Give” feature this year, allowing guests to contribute to the College’s Annual Fund throughout the evening. Full event proceeds support a range of initiatives, such as student travel, scholarships, and faculty/staff fellowship opportunities including those offered through the Institute for Rural Vitality.

Sponsorship opportunities remain available; sponsors have the chance to secure signage and logo placements at the event, inclusion in the College Foundation Donor Appreciation Report, and membership in the President’s Second Century Circle. Sponsors for the 8th Annual Culinary Extravaganza include Merrill Lynch, Brooks’ House of Bar-B-Q, CAS-Cobleskill Auxiliary Services, Sterling Insurance, Fenimore Asset Management, WaDaYaNeed?, Mazzone Hospitality, and Oakwells & Mike Reilly ’87.

The Culinary Extravaganza begins at 6 pm Friday, October 4. Tickets are $100. To see a complete list of participating chefs, registration and sponsorship information, and purchase tickets, please visit www.cobleskill.edu/yum. Those wishing to attend may also contact the Office of College Advancement at 518-255-5524.

 

This release was initially issued by SUNY Cobleskill, 09/18/19

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