In celebration of National Food Day, talented chefs from across the region will join Catholic Charities of the Finger Lakes’ Geneva Community Lunch Program in partnership with the Hobart and William Smith Finger Lakes Institute to prepare the Chef’s Share Community Luncheon, a locally-sourced, “real food” experience.
On Tuesday, Oct. 24, the chefs will create healthy, balanced lunches using organically-grown ingredients they grew on the HWS Fribolin Farm as part of the HWS Chefs Collaborative Garden. The meal will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at the Geneva Community Lunch Program at 340 South Main St. in Geneva. The meal is free and open to the public. Parking is available adjacent to the First United Methodist Church on Main Street and via William Street.
The HWS Chefs Collaborative Garden is a charitable growing project focused on hunger relief and improving food security. This is the second year that regional chefs have planted, managed and harvested produce from a shared garden at HWS Fribolin Farm. In addition to the Community Lunch Program, the harvested items are provided to public and charitable programs, including Geneva’s Little Free Farmstand, Catholic Charities’ Hoedown for Hunger, and Healthy Food For All.
Participants of the 2017 HWS Chefs Collaborative Garden are: Starr Andrews, Halsey’s Restaurant; Taylor Higgins, Halsey’s Restaurant; Brud Holland, Fox Run Vineyards; and Orlando Rodriguez, Glenora Wine Cellars. In addition, guest chefs for the luncheon will include Carl Bray and Ardys Otterbacher.
This program is offered to celebrate HWS Food Week and National Food Day in collaboration with Catholic Charities of the Finger Lakes’ Geneva Community Lunch Program, HWS Fribolin Farm and the Finger Lakes Institute Food Systems Program.