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Honorary Committee and Patrons as of 10/23/12

Albany Marriott Mary Ann D. Allen Wildwood Programs David & Tammy Apkarian Dr. John Bennett Vladia C. Boniewski Senator Neil D. Breslin Assemblyman Ron Canestrari Michael J. Castellana Colleen Cioffi Peter & Nancy Cornell Angelo & Claire Dounoucos Mr. & Mrs. Fredrick Erlich Richard A. Fuerst, Esq. Higgins, Roberts, Beyerl & Coan, P.C. Dr. Philip Fusco Sarah E. Gage & Michael R. Cappiello Joyce Gaige Elizabeth Gallagher Andy & Sharon Giordano Neil & Jane Golub William M. Harris & Holly A. Katz Maureen Hartmann Hilton Garden Inn Albany Medical Center Jay & Maryjane Hopeck Mr. & Mrs. E. Stewart Jones, Jr. Bryan Kelley Brian Kavanaugh Jim Kavanaugh Chris Lasher & Terry DeSorbo Paul & Linda Laudato Robert W. Lazar Laurie Lee Pat & Ted Levine Jeanne Maloy

Mr. & Mrs. Edmond Massa Honorable John T. McDonald, III Kristin McVeigh & David Parente William & Sheila McVeigh James & Kathleen Morrell Sandra & Joseph Nardoci Gail Nizinkirck & Bohdam Kostiuk Marguerite & Don Nolan Elizabeth Nowicki, Esq. Terri Nowicki Kevin & Sari O’Connor Anthony Panza & Dr. Jill Braverman-Panza Mr. & Mrs. Randall Perry Cheri & Paul Pinkans Mr. & Mrs. Michael Quaranta Riccardi Family Ken & Susi Ritzenberg Daniel Round Bonita Sanchez Drue Sanders & David Ehmann Alta & Bernie Schallehn Ken & Marggie Skinner Joel & Kira Spiro Catherine Stevens Dorothy S. Stevens Harry E. Stevens, III Mr. & Mrs. John Sullivan Joanne & William Toomey Mr. & Mrs. C. E. Tryon Kevin & Mary Tully Carolyn & Mario Vaccaro Mary Vail Shawn Viana Trish Williams

Living Resources Family Patrons for the 22nd Annual Culinary Cornucopia “We are proud to be Family Patrons of the 22nd Annual Culinary Cornucopia. Thank you, Living Resources, for all that you do to enrich the lives of our family members and the lives of others in our communities.” Paul and Susan Andrews Pamela Archie John and Cindy Barkowski Mr. and Mrs. Daniel H. Bassett Carole and Steve Bellenoit John and Laurel Berbach Michele Boucher Eileen and Julie Bucci Mr. and Mrs. James Conboy The Family of Michael Connolly Jean Corlew Jean and Ralph Corvino Patrick and Kathy Ann Curran Loretta Darcy Thank You – The DelSignores Dom and Katie DeSantis Roland, Christa & Mark Eberhard Arnold Galbraith Debbie and Mike Gilligan Deborah and Arthur Goldstein Mary Hanley Pat Hernandez Elaine and Dan Hickey Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hinkel Fred and Marialyce Hiss Gloria and Oscar R. Iverson The Keegan Family The Kerber Family Angel and James LaFave The Lombardo/Mason Family

Darlana Martinez and Sally Kipper The McEvoy Family Peter and Patti Menditto Jim and Kay Moody Carmella Murphy The Parents of Brian Nitsky The Perrotti Family Maria and Tony Principe Fran and Charlie Rasmussen Linda and James Reveal The Riccardi Family Tracy Rice The Ritzenberg Family Debbie and Kevin Rose Mr. and Mrs. Donald Sipperly The Skabowski Family Gina and Augie Sperrazza Mark and Nancy Splonskowski Kimberley, Richard & Kevin Steitzer Mr. and Mrs. Brian Stewart The Tetreaults Michael and Marie Tracey & Family Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Tryon In Loving Memory of Tom Unser Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Vandenberg Carey Walker Jim and Sue Ellen Ware Tom and MaryEllen Windish Anne C. Yamin Robert and Mary Lou Young

Program Sunday, November 11, 2012 The Albany Marriott Albany, NY 6:00 PM Reception and Grand Viewing 7:00 PM Welcome and Remarks Introduction of Chefs 7:15 PM Epicurean Feast* 8:45 PM Culinary Cornucopia Awards Presentation American Culinary Federation Awards Presentation Mistress of Ceremonies Benita Zahn Auctioneer LeGrande Serras The non-deductible portion of each ticket is $75.00 per person. *Menu items subject to change, dependent upon product availability.

Dear Friends: Welcome back! Tonight we celebrate the 22nd Annual Culinary Cornucopia. For those of you who have been to this event in the past, you will note that we have an exceptional list of restaurants again this year – some new and some of your favorites. For our first-time guests, please know you are in for an extraordinary dining experience and, we feel the need to warn you, attendance at the Culinary Cornucopia is habit forming! The Culinary Cornucopia is a very special event for all of us at Living Resources for many reasons, but for the people we serve it represents a major infusion of program dollars. For more than three decades we have provided exceptional care and services to those in our community who are unable to provide for themselves – persons with developmental disabilities, cerebral palsy, autism, and those challenged by brain injuries. The money raised tonight will provide Living Resources with the flexibility to create additional and needed programs and services. Programs that have benefited from the Culinary Cornucopia in the recent past include the After School Program and our nationally recognized Carriage House Arts Center. The College Experience Program, our community partnership with The College of Saint Rose, is also a beneficiary of this event. It takes many people to make an event like this one successful: The competition judges certified by the American Culinary Federation; the chefs and restaurants responsible for the magnificent cuisine; the Marriott and Capital Region BOCES for the use of their facilities; and, Benita Zahn, our Mistress of Ceremonies and LeGrande Serras, our auctioneer. Special thanks also goes out to Hannaford Supermarkets who so generously took on the mantel of Presenting Sponsor again this year and to Rose & Kiernan, Inc. and Dunkin Donuts who have continued their support of taking on the role as the Signature Sponsors for the Culinary Cornucopia. On behalf of the Boards of Directors, the people and families we serve and my staff, let me say how grateful we are to see you at the 22nd Annual Culinary Cornucopia. Your generosity tonight, and your kindness and support throughout the year, help ensure that the services required by our program participants are in place today and throughout all the challenges of their lives. Warmest regards, Fredrick W. Erlich Chief Executive Officer

Dear Friends, Guests and Culinarians: Welcome to the 22nd Annual Culinary Cornucopia! I have been associated with this event since its inception and I can promise you an exciting evening of the most dazzling array of gourmet dining ever offered. This year’s event features the extraordinary talents of creative, awardwinning chefs from some of the finest and most popular restaurants in the Capital Region. One of the behind-the-scenes activities of the Culinary Cornucopia that accounts for the popularity of this event among the competing chefs is the opportunity to demonstrate creativity and ever-improving skills for renowned judges from around the country and world; this competition takes place during the day at the stateof-the-art kitchens at the Capital Region BOCES Culinary Program in Colonie. The thoughtful and invaluable critiques of the judges and the recognition awarded with the gold, silver and bronze medals presented during tonight’s program, keep our area chefs coming back to the Culinary Cornucopia with new skills and exciting recipes year after year. I would like to thank the dedicated staff of Living Resources who are most responsible for organizing this lovely event: Producer Joan Meyer, Editor of the Dining Guide Bonnie Unser, graphic designer Melissa Houck, Steve Ennis, Susan Lovelock and their assistants from many different agency departments during preparations for the Culinary Cornucopia as well as the day of the event. Kudos to Catherine Stevens, General Manager of the Albany Marriott for hosting this evening’s event and to Photographer Randall Perry for his chef portraits. May I also extend special appreciation to our generous restaurateurs and sponsors, but especially to the talented chefs who have worked with dedication and diligence to bring you this most eagerly anticipated event in Upstate New York. My profound thanks go out to you, our cherished patrons of the Culinary Cornucopia. All of our preparations would be for naught if it was not for your continuing support of this outstanding event. My warmest regards for a marvelous dining experience. Bon Appétit!

Dale L. Miller, C.M.C.,W.G.M.C., A.A.C. Chairman, Culinary Cornucopia

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About the Photographer Randall Perry Photography

NY (518) 664-2821

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If a picture paints a thousand words, then photographer Randall Perry’s work speaks volumes. Since 1986, Randall Perry Photography has been producing award-winning photographic images for a wide range of clients. It is his fine reputation within the restaurant industry that led us to him. Randall has been the official Culinary Cornucopia photographer since its inception in 1990, not only photographing the chefs, but the many culinary creations and salon designs. Widely recognized for his award-winning images, Randall’s broad experience and versatility have put him in great demand. However, he always makes time to contribute his unique and extraordinary talent to Living Resources and the Culinary Cornucopia. With studios in New York’s Capital Region, Naples, Florida and on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, noted architectural photographer Randall Perry also offers aerial, stock, custom and waterfront photography. His work appears in various prestigious national magazines such as Builder, Architectural Digest, Cape Cod Life, and Hudson Valley.

THE TEAS… Divinitea

1708 Union Street, Schenectady, NY 12309 Phone (518) 347-0689 · Fax (518) 347-0569 Owner/Tea Blender Linda Smith For lovers of the tealeaf, these teas are a real treat! TeaMaster Linda Smith understands the concept of brewing a beautiful cup of tea. She has been custom blending teas from around the world for over 23 years and began directing her skills toward manufacturing and wholesaling 15 years ago. A retired Chef, Linda has been farming organically for years and specializes in Organic and Biodynamic teas. This is Divinitea’s 15th year at the Culinary Cornucopia. One sip and you’ll see why these teas are called Divinitea!


Professor Java’s Coffee Sanctuary

217 Wolf Road, Albany, NY 12205 Phone (518) 435-0843 · Fax (518) 435-1917 · Proprietor and Roastmaster Frank Figliomeni Situated at the northern end of Wolf Road, Professor Java’s Coffee Sanctuary is an oasis from the bustle of life. Perfect for morning coffee, midday lunch meetings or relaxing after a long day at work, Professor Java’s offers something for everyone. Frank Figliomeni and his Javateers roast their own coffee, infuse fresh, organic teas, create perfect gift baskets, bake their own scones, and cater meetings, showers and parties to meet all your needs. Open early in the morning till late at night, Professor Java’s Coffee Sanctuary is there for you.

THE CHEESES… Cabot Cheeses

1-88-TRY-CABOT In 1919, 94 farmers in Cabot, Vermont pooled their resources to purchase the village creamery. Ever since that day, the farmer-owners of Cabot have been producing award-winning cheeses. Cabot blends state-of-the-art facilities and a savvy entrepreneurial spirit with the timeless values of personal commitment to quality that comes from being 100% owned by farm families. It’s a special combination that produces cheese that’s been widely hailed as the world’s best.

THE CUPCAKES… Coccadotts Cake Shop

1179 Central Avenue, Albany, NY 12205 Phone (518) 438-4937 Cupcakes are taking the world by storm, from Soho to Rodeo everyone loves cupcakes! No one is better or tastier than the Coccadotts Cake Shop. With a staff that has over 30 years of combined bakery experience, Coccadotts will turn your event into a main attraction. Taste and freshness are the two most important things at Coccadotts. They will also design the perfect cake for your special occasion. They carry an ever changing variety of individual treats; grab a box to bring to work so you can be the office hero for the day.

Albany Marriott Market 189 Wolf Road Albany, New York 12205 (518) 458-8444

Executive Chef Nathan Kutzscher

Wondrous fare, some with a French flair, comes from the kitchens of the Marriott which, for 20 years, has been home to the Culinary Cornucopia. Extraordinary food with universal appeal rules here as the hotel's chefs create dishes that entice local and visiting diners to the Market Restaurant, the State Room, Chats Lounge, and unique banquet events. Marriott teams have earned gold, silver and bronze medals at past editions of the Cornucopia. Chef Nathan Kutzscher began his career as a dishwasher at the Albany Marriott, where he worked his way up to lead cook. Chef Kutzscher received his Bachelors Degree in Culinary Arts and Service Management at Paul Smith’s College, as well as a Certificate of Completion from Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, France. While in France he worked as the Assistant Pastry Chef and Poissonier at Restaurant de la Tour in Sancerre. After graduating he worked as the Assistant Sous Chef at the Cambridge Marriott and then as Sous Chef at the Mohonk Mountain House Resort in New Paltz. He also worked as Banquet Chef at the Edison Club followed by Sous Chef at Schuyler Meadows Country Club.

Salad Surf and Turf Springroll with Sesame Wasabi Aioli EntrĂŠe Honey Orange Lacquered Chicken Bok Choy Gratin Mung Bean Fritters Dessert Coconut Broiled Sticky Rice Pudding

Blue Spice Modern Gourmet Thai Restaurant 1614 Central Avenue Albany, NY 12205 (518) 608-6843

155 Delaware Avenue Delmar, NY 12054 (518) 813-4889

Chef Teddy Somboon A native of Thailand, Chef Somboon’s passion for cooking led him to become a chef in 1995. He has worked at restaurants specializing both in western and Thai cuisine and was the owner of several restaurants in Vermont. After moving to the Albany area in 2007, Chef Somboon and his wife, Judy, opened Blue Spice on Central Avenue in Colonie. The restaurant’s emphasis on fresh and authentic Thai ingredients with gourmet accents soon garnered praise from restaurant critics and the general public alike, and early in 2010, the Colonie location moved into a larger and more elegant space and led to the opening of Blue Spice in Delmar. Chef Somboon earned a bronze medal at last year’s Cornucopia.

Appetizer Angel Hair Rice Noodles with Shrimp Entrée Blue Mango Curry Chicken served over Linguini Noodles and topped with Crispy Linguini Noodles Dessert Golden Banana Bite

Brown’s Brewing Company 417 River Street Troy, New York 12180 (518) 273-2337

Executive Chef Luca Brunelle, C.E.C.

Chef Luca Brunelle is a 1996 graduate of the Culinary Institute of America and has earned the prestigious title of Certified Executive Chef through the American Culinary Federation. He is the winner of the 2003 Culinary Cornucopia Grand Award. His experience includes Robert Redford’s Sundance Restaurant in Utah, Albany Marriott, Jack’s Oyster House under the tutelage of Chef Dale Miller, Reel Seafood and currently serves as the Executive Chef of Brown’s Brewing Company. Brown’s offers several events, including Monthly Beer Dinners, ROC Dinner, Ever Manliness Dinner to benefit Pints for Prostates (2nd annual is January 20, 2013). Menu changes seasonally; Banquets, Private Parties and Weddings. Chef Luca was recently married to the love of his life, Stacy Lee, on August 24th and has an 8 year old daughter named Sage. “Passion, knowledge, love and consistency make this an exciting and enjoyable lifelong occupation.”

Appetizer Chicken Confit Wings Brined and Cooked “Confit” Style and Fried Crispy Tossed in Sweet and Fruity Ghost Chile Pepper Glaze Accompanied with Duo Sauces Salad Roasted Butternut Squash Salad Arugula tossed with Candied Walnuts, Squash, Chevre and Dried Cranberries in a Shallot Maple Creamy Vinaigrette Finished with Curried Crispy Leeks Entrée Porchetta Roasted Pork Shoulder Wrapped with Pork Belly and Stuffed with Herbs, Garlic and Pancetta Truffled Toasted Pine Nut Risotto Cakes Brown’s Whiskey Porter and Red Wine Tomato Demi-Glace Dessert Salted Caramel Bourbon Cheesecake Trifle Layers of Bourbon Soaked Pound Cake, Cheesecake Morsels and Salted Caramel with Chocolate Whipped Cream

Capital Region BOCES Hospitality & Culinary Technology Program 1015 Watervliet Shaker Road Albany, New York 12205

Chef Scott Cooper, C.E.C.

Chef Cooper is a 1997 graduate of the Capital Region Career and Technical School’s Culinary Arts Program and Shenendehowa Central School. In 1999 Chef Cooper joined the United States Navy, where he attended the Navy’s Culinary Specialist School at Lackland Air Force Base, graduating first in his class. During Chef Cooper’s Navy tour, he was able to study cuisines and cultures of many countries and received a Thai Cooking Course Certificate from Phuket, Thailand. Chef Cooper earned the position of the commanding officer’s personal chef. Chef Cooper meticulously planned and executed special events and meals for Special Operations Task Force Commander General Tommy Franks and his US Navy SEALS Team during Operation Enduring Freedom. He was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal and was recommended for White House Mess, JCS, and NROTC before being Honorably Discharged in 2003. In 2005 Chef Cooper graduated with an A.O.S. in Culinary Arts from the New England Culinary Institute with academic recognition. From 2005 – 2007 he worked as the Executive Chef of two Saratoga Springs restaurants. Chef Cooper recently passed the ACF CEC exams. Currently, he is a Culinary Arts and Hospitality Technology Instructor at the Capital Region Career and Tech School in Albany and the Chef at the Weston Playhouse in Weston, Vermont during the Summer.

Appetizer Fresh Mozzarella Ripieni Pesto, Roasted Red Peppers, Spinach, Tomatoes, Garlic Soup Four Mushroom Vegetarian Stew Sweet Potatoes, Leeks Entrée Shrimp and Scallop Croissant Pot Pie School-Made Spinach Ravioli, Apple Pancetta Custard Dessert White Chocolate Napoleon Apple-Pear Compote, Five Spice Caramel Coffee Sauce

The Epicurean Bistro and Wine Bar 579 Troy Schenectady Road Latham, New York 12110 (518) 786-8272

Chef Dominique Brialy

The Epicurean is a French Restaurant & Gourmet Shoppe that has been in business for 9 years, most recently located in the Latham Farms Shopping Plaza. Latham Farms (#5 largest shopping mall in the Capital Region) is home to several national retailers and is located at one of the most heavily trafficked intersections of highway in the Capital Region (Routes 87 & 7). The Epicurean Bistro and Wine Bar is open 5 days a week (Tuesday thru Saturday) serving lunch from 11AM to 4PM and dinner from 5PM to 10PM. The Epicurean is a rather unique concept in that they not only serve meals and offer gourmet products (cheeses, desserts, chocolates, breads, quiches), but have an extensive wine, beer and spirits offering. Besides unique and high quality food, the Eggs Benedict, only served during Saturday Brunch, has been acclaimed as the “Best in the Capital Region.” The Epicurean management is comprised of award-winning Chef, Dominique Brialy, and the husband and wife team, Sandy & Claire Pogue, who together have over 30 years of catering, food and beverage experience.

Soup Velouté de Courge Musquée Butternut Squash Bisque Entrée Risotto aux Champignons Sauvages au Parfum de Truffe Wild Mushroom Risotto with White Truffle Oil Dessert Tarte au Potiron Pumpkin Pie with Ginger Snap Cookie Crust

The Hilton Garden Inn Troy and the Rensselaer Banquet and Conference Facility 235 Hoosick Street Troy, New York 12180 (518) 272-1700

Executive Chef Jeremy Kane Located near RPI and in the heart of the Capital District, the Hilton Garden Inn offers easy access to several highways as well as spectacular views across the Hudson Valley. They offer two dining options – the Great American Grill and the Recovery Sports Grill as well as a large banquet and meeting area. Chef Jeremy Kane began his culinary career at the age of 13. His love of cooking began in his grandmother’s kitchen helping to prepare holiday meals and working in resorts in the famed Catskill Mountains. At the age of 18, Chef Kane moved to Florida where he continued to develop his culinary talents by working in a variety of hotels and private country clubs. Longing to return to his roots in the great northeast, Chef Kane relocated to New England where he worked in several upscale restaurants before settling in the Capital Region. Jeremy is now the Executive Chef at the Hilton Garden Inn in Troy. Jeremy has competed in numerous Culinary Cornucopias and has won the coveted Grand Award in 2005, 2008 and 2009.

Salad Baby Greens with Seared Hudson Valley Duck Breast, Grilled Asian Pears, Smoked Blue Cheese, Candied Walnuts and a Maple Vinaigrette Entrée Seared Deckle of Beef with Root Vegetable “Hash,” Sweet Onion Pureé and Truffle Scented Demiglace Dessert Spiced Pumpkin Tarts with Salted Caramel and Fig

Mazzone Hospitality One Glen Avenue Scotia, New York 12302 (518) 374-7262

Chef Will Brown

Rooted in family traditions and servicing the Capital District for the past 23 years, Mazzone Hospitality’s relentless desire to please their customers and their guests has rewarded them with loyalty. They start and end each day with appreciation of their clients and the responsibility they have to deliver delicious and artfully presented food and impeccable service. Chef Will Brown started with Mazzone Hospitality in 2005 as a Banquet Chef at the Hall of Springs and moved to Glen Sanders Mansion in 2008 as Executive Sous Chef. His creativity and commitment to quality earned him the spot of Executive Banquet Chef where he consistently exceeds guest expectations for all events held at Glen Sanders Mansion. Chef Will graduated from the Culinary Program at Schenectady County Community College where he is now an Adjunct Professor teaching Quantitative Foods. He has participated in the Culinary Cornucopia team along with Glen Sanders Mansion, winning gold and silver medals. Chef Will credits his grandmother for his passion of cooking and for giving him a diverse edge in the kitchen.

Appetizer Miso and Mirin Glazed Pork Belly Salad Fall Harvest Chop Salad EntrĂŠe Braised Lamb, Sweet Potatoes, Salsa Verde, Goat Cheese Currants Dessert Chocolate and Passion Fruit Mousse Tarts

Pasta Pane Rustic Italian Bistro 18 Park Avenue Clifton Park, NY 12065 (518) 371-5762 Boca Bistro 384 Broadway Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 (518) 382-2800

Chianti Il Ristorante 18 Division Street Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 (518) 580-0025

Forno Bistro 541 Broadway Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 (518) 581-2401

Executive Chef James Frese After incredible success with their Saratoga Springs restaurants, David and Roslyn Zecchini ventured into the happening town of Clifton Park to create a DZ dining experience of its own. Their dream for Clifton Park was to provide the community with delicious, home-style meals, a warm, inviting ambiance, and competitive pricing. They envisioned something simple, yet delicious; approachable and comforting. From that, Pasta Pane was given its name: simply put Pasta and Bread. Their vision for the design of Pasta Pane started with a small stone. The stone was beautiful, raw and rustic. From this stone, they developed a concept for Pasta Pane that boasts beauty, simplicity, warmth and tradition. David and Roslyn designed brilliant light fixtures, impressive wall décor and intriguing detail that gives Pasta Pane an atmosphere all its own. Inspired by the wood-fired oven, visible to all from the dining area, Pasta Pane’s menu consists of a wide variety of simple, robust Italian cuisine. Chef James Frese’s love of cooking began early on, when even before he was a teenager he was helping out after school and on weekends at his family’s bakery and catering business. In fact, James comes from a long line of chefs including his grandfather. His first job as Sous Chef was at Old Journey’s End where within two years he was promoted to Head Chef. Prior to joining DZ Restaurants as Chef at Pasta Pane Rustic Italian Bistro, James served as Chef for Frese’s Catering, Unique Catering & Milano, Provence, and Sodexho Corporate Services. For Chef James cooking is a way of life; food is always on his mind. With a culinary approach based in fresh, simple ingredients, an emphasis on appearance and presentation and a perceptible passion for creating a memorable dining experience for each guest, James is a natural fit in the Pasta Pane kitchen. Chef Frese is assisted by Sous Chef Ryan McCormick.

Soup Flaggioletti in zuppa all’uccelletto White Bean and Pancetta Soup Garnished with Toasted Rosemary Focaccia Entrée Polenta Impastata con ragu’ casareccio Ragu of Bolognese with Creamy Polenta and Grana Padano Dessert Bombolo di zucca con dolce di latte Chocolate Pumpkin Cupcake with Dulche de Leche

Reel Seafood Company 195 Wolf Road Albany, New York 12205 (518) 458-2068

Chef James Simmons

Returning this year to the Cornucopia is the Reel Seafood Company, for 27 years rated as the Capital Region’s Number 1 seafood restaurant. Owner LeGrande Serras declares his restaurant, which was launched 28 years ago, has the area’s largest variety of oysters and fresh fish as well as an outstanding raw bar. Mr. Serras has found perfection in putting a progressive new twist on the freshest “fruits from the sea.” The Reel Seafood Company is one of only two independent restaurants remaining on Wolf Road. Chef James Simmons began his culinary journey at the Glenmont Job Corps where he studied food service and culinary arts. He began his career at Kirker’s Steak House where he worked his way up to Head Chef. He also worked at the Olde Shaker Inn, first as Sous Chef and then Executive Chef. Now as Chef of Reel Seafood, Chef Simmons will have the opportunity to demonstrate his unique cooking style.

Appetizer Raw Bar Salad Greek Cucumber Salad Entrée Pumpkin Seed Crusted Cod with Apple Bacon Risotto Dessert Baklava

Sperry’s Restaurant 30 ½ Caroline Street Saratoga Springs, New York 12866 (518) 584-9618 Sous Chef Mike Spain

A Saratoga tradition since 1932, Sperry’s is long known for its ability to attract locals, tourists, horse industry professionals and celebrities alike, with its fine food and convivial atmosphere. Co-owners Christel and Colin MacLean have successfully brought back the glory days of the restaurant. With their extensive classical refurbishment of the entire restaurant, Sperry’s offers the perfect ambiance for any occasion. In addition to their warmth and hospitality, the MacLean’s felt that excellent food would be the key to Sperry’s success. The addition of award-winning Certified Master Chef Dale Miller completed their vision of this landmark restaurant. Come and experience Sperry’s classic refurbishment and wonderful new menu featuring Sperry’s favorites and signature dishes by Chef Miller. Competing for the first time and representing Sperry’s, Chef Michael Spain discovered his passion for cooking while working for The Lakehouse Grille in New Hampshire under the Common Man family in 2006. After graduating from The Culinary Institute of America in 2009, Chef Spain took the Sous Chef position at the Elm’s Restaurant and Tavern in Connecticut studying under James Beard Award-winning Chef Brendan Walsh. It was there where Chef Spain developed an understanding and appreciation for seasonality, sustainability and local farming. In December of 2011, Chef Spain joined the culinary team at Sperry’s restaurant under the direction of Chef Miller. At Sperry’s, Chef Spain continues learning about new techniques and products and hones his craft along with Executive Sous Chef Michael Hinrichs and the rest of Sperry’s outstanding kitchen staff.

Appetizer Maple Leaf Duck Confit, Napa Cabbage, Cider Gelee Soup Celeriac and Tomato Bisque, Truffle Roasted Corn Entrée Pork Cutlet “Weiner Schnitzel” Style, Pumpkin Seed Crust Sweet Potato Späetzle Roasted Autumn Vegetables Dessert Pear Frangipane Tart, Lingonberry Coulis, Whipped Cream

Culinary Cornucopia Planning Committee Dale L. Miller, C.M.C., W.G.M.C., A.A.C., Chairman

Jill Braverman-Panza, M.D. Steve Ennis Melissa Houck Susan Lovelock Joan Meyer

Sandra & Joseph Nardoci Randall Perry Carolyn Peterson-Vaccaro Drue Sanders Bonnie Unser

Living Resources Corporation Board of Directors John S. Delaney,* President Bonita Sanchez, Vice President Richard T. Cody, Treasurer Vladia C. Boniewski,* Secretary William Davies Sara Erickson Gary Foster Judy Fruiterman Dr. Philip Fusco Christopher Greagan

Neil L. Levine Thomas McEvoy Kristin McVeigh-Parente Gayla Riccardi Elizabeth Squires John Sullivan Robert Wakeman *Also on Foundation Board

Living Resources Foundation Board of Directors Richard A. Fuerst, Esq., President Robert W. Lazar, Vice President Peter J. Cornell, Treasurer Drue Sanders, Secretary Raymond A. Bleser, Jr. Jill Braverman-Panza, M.D. Darren Donohue Maggie Kirwin, Ed.D. Stephen J. Obermayer Robert H. Ormerod Carolyn Peterson-Vaccaro

John J. Puig Michael A. Quaranta Daniel Round Alta Schallehn Greg Scott Catherine J. Stevens Dorothy S. Stevens Paul C. Valente Christopher D. Ward Sanford J. Zimmerman

Honorary Board Bishop Howard J. Hubbard Mayor Gerald D. Jennings Karen B. Johnson

Dale L. Miller Sandra V. Nardoci Rabbi Scott Shpeen

Fredrick W. Erlich Chief Executive Officer Visit us at

Mission Statement

To promote and provide life-enhancing services to individuals with disabilities in a safe and nurturing environment. Founded: 1974 Serving: Albany, Columbia, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady and Westchester Counties Total Annual Operating Budget: $35 million Total Number of Employees: 743 Total Services Provided: 2,742 services including 77 licensed homes and apartments for 287 people with developmental disabilities and acquired brain injuries. The many services that Living Resources offers are: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Acquired Brain Injury Services Adventure Program After School Program Carriage House Arts Center Certified Home Health Agency Clinical Services College Experience Program Day Services (site and community-based) Employment Services Hearing Impaired and Interpreting Services In-Home Support Services Licensed Home Care Services Agency Residential Services Rotaract Service Coordination

Living Resources 300 Washington Avenue Extension Albany, New York 12203 Chief Executive Officer: Fredrick W. Erlich For information about Living Resources and our programs, call us at: (518) 218-0000 • Fax (518) 862-2175 Visit Living Resources Corporation on Facebook or online at

Save the Date: Friday, June 14, 2013 LIVING RESOURCES 4th ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT Orchard Creek Golf Club Altamont, New York

Pictured above: 1st Hole at Orchard Creek Golf Club

LIVING RESOURCES 4th ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT Orchard Creek Golf Club Altamont, New York

For more information i f i on participation i i i or sponsorship, please contact Joan Meyer at (518) 218-0000 ext. 5330

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With more than 80 buildings and houses in the heart of Albany, The College of Saint Rose is not metaphorically or literally surrounded by walls or gates. Rather our campus is part of the fabric of the City and our students and faculty are the threads of revitalization. Our hundreds of outreach programs in all the fields of education, in the arts and sciences, and entrepreneurship change lives everyday.

Why? Our city is not just an address; it is a place that presents The College of Saint


Rose with a distinct educational advantage for our students and our faculty, who are dedicated to cultivating intellectual, dynamic leadership, an appreciation for diversity and


active citizenship.

Passion. Knowledge. Purpose.

The College of Saint Rose is proud to host the College Experience Program in partnership with Living Resources.

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Teal, Becker & Chiaramonte, CPAs, P.C. salutes Living Resources. We applaud the positive impact your organization makes through bringing life-enhancing services to the people in our community.

On behalf of: Kevin B. Tully Home Health Leadership Board Member Robert W. Lazar Foundation Board Member


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Congratulations to all participating chefs.

New York State Developmental Disabilities Planning Council Rose Marie Toscano Chairperson

Ansley Bacon, Ph.D.

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Sheila M. Carey Executive Director

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 CDPHPÂŽ salutes Living Resources. We applaud your accomplishments and dedication to our community.

Community Living & Advocacy Supports, Inc Medicaid Service Coordination Family Education & Training CSS Brokerage Helping people with disabilities realize their dreams. For more information on any of these programs, contact Nora Osuchowski at 598-9222 or Capital District Physicians’ Health Plan, Inc. Capital District Physicians’ Healthcare Network, Inc. CDPHP Universal BeneďŹ ts,ÂŽ Inc.

Athos Named One of the 100 Best Greek Restaurants The National Herald, America’s source of Greek news, has named Athos one of the top 100 Greek restaurants in the United States. Come on in and see for yourself why we made the list! You can enjoy live jazz on Fridays from 7-10 pm, or check out our new bar menu, which is available 7 days a week. Please visit our website for the latest specials and upcomong events.

Call 518.608.6400 to make your reservation or visit

1814 Western Avenue, Albany, NY 12203 518.608.6400

Open daily at 4 pm to closing. Catering, private parties, and special children’s menu too!

MM Hayes is Proud to Support Living Resources and the Culinary Cornucopia 22nd Anniversary!


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We salute

Living Resources for service to the community and contributions to the quality of life in Tech Valley.

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Lammon Architects, LLP would like to thank Living Resources for the opportunity to work together to help accomplish their goals for the community.

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Latham 709 Troy-Sch’dy Rd. 785-6377

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Culinary Cornucopia 22 nd Anniversary!

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Come experience Sperry’s classic refurbishment and wonderful new fine dining menu featuring Sperry’s favorites and signature dishes by Award-Winning Chef Dale Miller


Award Winning Executive Chef Dale Miller prepare and package a traditional Thanksgiving/Holiday meal for you to enjoy at home!




On & Off premises (10% off Holiday Parties booked Sun-Weds; on premise only)

HOLIDAY GIFT CERTIFICATES Available in any denomination

NEW YEAR’S EVE @ SPERRY’S It’s not too early to make your reservation!

SPERRY’S PATIO Open for dining through New Year’s Eve! Heated & Covered for your comfort. Patio Bar is open every Thursday - Saturday.

SUNDAY BRUNCH 11:00am - 3:00pm Brunch & Drink Specials!





3-course $20.12 menu every Sunday - Thursday, 4:30-6:00pm

Sperry’s Restaurant is open for dinner 7 days a week 518.584.9618 30 1/2 Caroline St. Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

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RBC Capital Markets has a strong history of commitment to organizations that improve the quality of life in the communities in which we live and work. We are pleased to support the Living Resources Foundation’s 22nd Anniversary Culinary Cornucopia in their pursuit to help care for people with developmental disabilities.

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