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The Living Resources

24th Annual

Culinary Cornucopia A Taste of Upstate New York Sunday, November 2, 2014

Photo by Randall Perry

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— Honorary Committee — as of 10/15/14

Mary Ann D. Allen, Wildwood Programs

William M. Harris & Holly Katz

Cliff Apgar

Maureen Hartmann

Betty J. Apkarian

James E. Kavanaugh

Kathleen Quinn & James R. Lortsher

Joan Beach

Patricia Kellam

Mrs. James Riccardi

Dr. Jill Braverman-Panza & Anthony Panza

Bryan Kelley

Dona Rossetti & Dave Smingler

Honorable Neil D. Breslin Christopher T. Burke, Northeastern Association of the Blind at Albany

Margaret M. Kirwin Robert W. Lazar, CPA Laurie Lee Ted & Patricia Levine

Michael J. Castellana

Shiloh Lieberman

Colleen Cioffi

Jeanne Maloy, Marshall & Sterling Upstate, Inc.

Mr. & Mrs. James Conboy Patrick & Kathy Curran Nicholas D’Ambrosio, Esq., Bond, Schoeneck & King Mike & Ann D’Attilio

Assemblyman John T. McDonald, III Dr. Richard M. Medved Joan & Jim Meyer

Joan Roberta Dembinski, CC

Sandra & Joseph Nardoci

Benjamin & Mary Elmore

Gail Ann Nizinkirck & Bohdan Kostiuk

Mr. & Mrs. Fredrick W. Erlich Dr. & Mrs. Roy Fruiterman Richard A. Fuerst, Esq., Higgins, Roberts & Suprunowicz, PC Dr. Philip Fusco Joyce Gaige

Marguerite & Don Nolan Michele O’Hare, Northeastern Association of the Blind at Albany Mr. & Mrs. Randall Perry Theresa C. Petrone, CAP COM Carol Piotrowski

Dr. Peter F. Purcell Mr. & Mrs. Michael Quaranta

Dan Round, Marshall & Sterling Upstate, Inc. Bonita Sanchez Drue Sanders & David Ehmann Kathe Sheehan Ken & Marggie Skinner Dr. & Mrs. Joel Spiro Dr. Carolyn J. Stefanco Dorothy S. Stevens Harry E. Stevens, III Paula A. Stopera, CAP COM Edward Swyer Joanne & William A. Toomey, Jr. Bonnie & Tim Unser Mary Vail Paul & Kimberly Valente VNA Homecare Options Trish Williams

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— Program — Sunday, November 2, 2014

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.

— A Letter from Our CEO — Dear Friends: Welcome back! Tonight we celebrate the 24th 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 four decades we have provided exceptional care and services to those in our community who are unable to provide for themselves – persons with intellectual/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 Program. 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 go out to Hannaford Supermarkets which so generously took on the mantel of Presenting Sponsor again this year, and to Dunkin’ Donuts which has continued their support as the Signature Sponsor 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 24th 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

— A letter from Our Chairman — Dear Friends, Guests and Culinarians: Welcome to the 24th 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, award-winning 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 state-of-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, Event Underwriting/In-kind Support — Bonnie Unser, Peter Koniuto, Marjorie Maniccia, Susan Lovelock and Kim Coen, and their assistants from many different agency departments during preparations for the Culinary Cornucopia as well as the day of the event. Kudos to Todd Reichelt, 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

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 23 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.

Appetizer Sugar Maple Smoked Ahi Tuna With Red Onion Chutney, Dill Crème Fraiche, on a Pumpernickel Crostini

Entrée Duck Confit With White Bean Cassoulet, Sautéed Patty Pans, and Spiced Blueberry Sauce

Dessert Warm Chocolate Filled Beignets With Candied Pecan Pieces and Crème Anglaise

Chef Nathan Kutzscher began his career as a dishwasher at the Albany Marriott, where he worked his way up to lead chef. Chef Kutzscher received his Bachelor’s 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. Chef Nathan won a Silver Medal at last year’s Culinary Cornucopia.

Bellini’s Italian Eatery of Clifton Park 19 Clifton Country Road Clifton Park, New York 12065 (518) 348-2090 Bellini’s Italian Eatery of Slingerlands 1365 New Scotland Road | (518) 439-6022 Bellini’s Italian Eatery of Latham/Loudonville 624 New Loudon Road | (518) 608-1145

Chef Luca Brunelle, CEC Joseph Marrello grew up in Italian kitchens where cooking and entertaining was a part of life. He first started working in his family restaurants at an early age. In 2002, he opened the first of his Marrello Restaurant Concepts, Bellini’s Italian Eatery. Using his family’s recipes of authentic Italian, Joe Marrello created a dining experience that translates into a lifestyle inspired by his Southern Italian heritage, New York style of life, and a passion for entertaining. Chef Luca Brunelle, CIA ’96, was certified in 2004 as a Certified Executive Chef by The American Culinary Federation. He is a previous Grand Award recipient at the Culinary Cornucopia, a pinnacle in culinary circles. He has been on TV numerous times and does personal grilling demos with CR Gas Logs in Voorheesville, NY. After externing at Robert Redford’s Sundance, he worked for more than five years as Executive Chef at Jack’s Oyster House under the guidance of Dale Miller, CMC. Recently, Chef Luca has taken the helm at Bellini’s Italian Eatery in Clifton Park and is a proud new member of the Marrello Restaurant Group team. He has welcomed a new addition with his lovely bride of two years, Stacy Lee, with 11-month-old baby girl Addison Roux, younger sister to Sage.

Appetizer Eggplant Meatballs Bathed in Bellini’s Creamy Marinara with Mascarpone Herb Drizzle

Salad Roasted Butternut Squash Salad Arugula Tossed with Candied Walnuts, Squash, Goat Cheese and Dried Cranberries in a Shallot Maple Creamy Vinaigrette, Finished with Crispy Leeks

Entrée Bistecca Rollatini Flank Steak Rolled with Prosciutto, Herbs and Mozzarella Wild Mushroom Risotto Tomato Roasted Garlic Demi-Glace

Dessert Torta Di Nocciola “Shooter” Rich Chocolate Cake Layered with Hazelnut Mousse and Topped with Decadent Ganache

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

Chef Paul Dolan, CEC, CCE Chef Paul Dolan graduated from The Culinary Institute of America in 1990. He studied Hotel Restaurant Management at Schenectady County Community College before receiving his NYS teaching certificate through SUNY Oswego.

Appetizer Poultry Galantine with Golden Raisin Relish

EntrĂŠe Braised Pork with Fall Vegetables

Dessert Pumpkin Bavarian with Apple Cider Reduction

Paul Dolan is currently a chef instructor at the Capital Region Career and Technical School in Albany. Since 2000, Paul has had the distinct privilege of developing young and future culinarians, some who have become staple culinarians in our community and abroad. Paul has over 30 years in the Culinary Arts field. He began his career in Southern Vermont as Chef at the Four Chimneys. He has owned and operated The Southern Vermont Garden CafĂŠ in Manchester and The Brasserie in Bennington. Paul currently works at The Stateroom in Albany, and is the owner of Charcoal Dole, a food truck and catering company. Locally, he has worked at SARGOS at Saratoga National Golf Course, The Tavern at Sterup Square, and The Scrimshaw at The Desmond.

Druthers Brewing Company 381 Broadway Saratoga Springs, New York 12866 (518) 306-5275 1053 Broadway Albany, New York 12204 (due to open in the very near future)

Chef Michael Spain Druthers Brewing Company, located in the City of Saratoga Springs, opened in August 2012. With the exception of certain staples, their food and beer menus change seasonally. Their handcrafted beers are designed to push the limits of the style, while providing extraordinary flavor and balance. Their food is created by coupling uncommon, high-quality ingredients with traditional comfort food concepts. Chef Michael Spain discovered his passion for cooking while working for The Lakehouse Grille in N.H., under the Common Man family in 2006. There Spain learned the fundamentals and was introduced to the dynamics of the restaurant business. After graduating from The Culinary Institute of America in 2009, Spain took on a Sous Chef position studying under James Beard award winning chef Brendan Walsh. It was there where Chef Spain developed an appreciation for seasonality and local farming. Chef Walsh showed the importance of sustainability and working with small businesses. In December of 2012, Chef Spain was hired as the Sous Chef at Sperry’s restaurant under Certified Master Chef Dale Miller. In November 2012, Spain won the Culinary Cornucopia Grand Award and an ACF Gold Medal. In November 2013, Spain was promoted to Executive Chef and was nominated for Albany’s Food and Wine Festival Rising Star Chef. In 2014, Spain pursued the opportunity to join Druthers Brewing Company as Executive Sous Chef and is currently in the process of helping develop their newest concept in Albany.

Salad Radicchio and Tuscan Kale Caesar Salad Bavarian-style Pretzel Croutons, Shaved Parmesan

Entrée Sriracha and Honey Roasted Chicken Thighs With Lambic Braised Red Cabbage, Potato and Escarole Hash

Dessert Cider Doughnut Bread Pudding Waffles Bourbon Caramel Glaze, Fresh Whipped Cream

DZ Restaurants Pasta Pane 18 Park Avenue | Clifton Park, NY | (518) 371-5762 Boca Bistro 384 Broadway | Saratoga Springs, NY | (518) 382-2800 Chianti Il Ristorante 18 Division Street | Saratoga Springs, NY | (518) 580-0025 Forno Bistro 541 Broadway | Saratoga Springs, NY | (518) 581-2401 Appetizer

Executive Chef James Frese

Zucca e Ricotta Spaghetti Squash and Ricotta Cheese Crostini

Soup Patata Dolce e Zenzero Sweet Potato and Ginger Soup garnished with Cilantro Pesto

Entrée Guance e Pastinaca Braised Kurobuta Pork Cheeks over Parsnip Purée

Dessert Mela e Mandorla Local Apple Cider Cake with Almond Crunch

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. 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, and Provence. 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.

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

Sous Chef Josh Lasher Bringing people together for fine food, a glass of complementing wine and a warm ambiance is the hallmark of our fine dining restaurant. If you come to Colonie, New York, you must experience The Epicurean Bistro & Wine Bar. We are the only “authentic French restaurant” in the Albany-Schenectady Region, and one of only three wine bars. Guests enjoy fine food and wine here, while lingering for hours, savoring French food prepared with a very distinctive flair. When visiting, our guests will experience delectable meals, prepared with classic techniques, but infused with unexpected flavors. Founding partner Claire Pogue, a native of Quebec, Canada, and award-winning Executive Chef Dominique Brialy from the south of France, prepare distinctly French entrées, such as Coq au Vin, Escargot, Frog’s Legs, Steak Tartare while also offering a very tasty Hanger Steak with French Fries. The Epicurean French Restaurant & Wine Bar will also accommodate varying diets, offering vegetarian entrees, as well as gluten-free choices. Prior to joining the Epicurean 18 months ago, Josh had spent many years in the construction industry. He had always had a passion for food starting with his grandfather who taught him how to cook. Having tired of the construction industry, Josh determined that it was time for a career change; a dishwasher’s position was as good a place as any to start. Since then, Josh has risen to the number two position in the kitchen behind Executive Chef Dominique Brialy, a multiple-time Culinary Cornucopia award winner. Josh’s hard work, passion for food, and his joy of cooking are evident in his food preparation, as he has learned to master many parts of both the hot and cold lines.

Appetizer Sélection de Pâtés du Chef Chef’s Selection of Traditional French Pâtés

Entrée Poulet à la Méditerranéenne Chicken Braised in White Wine with Olives, Capers & Prunes, Served over Orzo

Dessert Pot de Crème Chocolate Pot de Crème with Raspberry Scented Chantilly

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

Executive Chef Geri-Ann Mastromarino

Salad Artisan Greens, Roasted Butternut Squash, Tossed Pumpkin Seeds, Maple Vinaigrette

Entrée Stout Braised Pork Loin With Apples, Pearl Onions and Pancetta

Dessert Pumpkin Caramel Tiramisu

In 2008, BBL Hospitality had identified the Troy market as an up and coming growth opportunity for hotel development. With Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute expanding to attract worldwide researchers, consolidation and expansion of health care services, and development of the Hudson River Troy waterfront, Troy was ideal for a Hilton branded hotel. Opening in the summer of 2009, the hotel has become an amenity to the RPI campus; particularly the expanded meeting space of the Rensselaer Banquet Facility. Chef Geri-Ann Mastromarino’s love for cooking started early on at the age of 15. She graduated with honors with an Associate’s degree in Culinary Arts and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from SUNY Cobleskill. Upon graduating, Chef Geri-Ann worked in numerous restaurants in New York City as well as the Glen Oaks Country Club, under the instruction of Chef Alex Lee. She then moved to Albany where she worked as an Event Chef for Classe Catering from 2004-2008. Soon after, she secured the position as Executive Chef of the Hilton Garden Inn at Albany Medical Center from 2008-2013. Chef Geri-Ann was recently promoted to Executive Chef at the Rensselaer Banquet Facility at the Hilton Garden Inn, Troy. She has also been awarded the title Certified Food and Beverage Executive.

The Mallozzi Family Mallozzi’s Restaurant 1930 Curry Road, Schenectady, NY | (518) 355-0340 Johnny’s Restaurant 433 State Street, Schenectady, NY | (518) 982-5657 Treviso by Mallozzi’s 257 Washington Avenue Extension, Albany, NY | (518) 456-0292 Villa Italia Pasticceria 256 Broadway, Schenectady, NY | (518) 355-1144

Corporate Executive Chef Ryan Huneau Chef Ryan Huneau is Corporate Executive Chef for the Mallozzi Family. Ryan has no formal training, but has worked in all facets of the restaurant business since he was 15 years old, in establishments including Mangias, Testo’s, and Little Sophie’s. In Spring of 2009, Ryan was promoted to Corporate Executive Chef of The Mallozzi Family, overseeing the menu planning and training in all their properties, as well as creating new concepts for his restaurant and banquet facility. In that same year, Chef Ryan served as a food critic on Bravo’s Top Chef. In January 2014, Chef Huneau was awarded the Signature Chef title in the Albany Wine & Dine competition.  He has won People’s Choice Award in the Altamont Winery Hallowine Fest and his Autumn Pear Chowder has taken First Place four years running. Chef Huneau designed a culinary program in 2011 that allowed non-violent inmates in Schenectady County Jail an opportunity to learn a trade.  The program was supported by Schenectady County Sheriff’s Department and received national recognition from the Corrections Department in Chicago, Illinois. Chef Huneau has been featured in magazine and newspaper articles, and has played an active role in community events such as the Albany Wine and Dine Signature Chef Invitational Mystery Basket Challenge, and Community Gardens, and is currently on the planning committee for the Hallowine Festival.  Chef Huneau resides in Schenectady with his wife, Sarah, of nine years and his three children ages 6, 3 and 1.

— “Circa 1975” —

Appetizer QUICHE of Asparagus, Roasted Tomatoes Mascarpone, Brightened Arugula, Béarnaise Aioli

Entrée Wild Mushroom Veal MEATLOAF With Truffle Horseradish Whipped Potatoes, Crispy Shallots

Dessert Assorted JELLO Parfait

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

Executive Chef Alan Maki

Raw Bar Featuring

Blue Point Oysters Cherrystone Clams Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail

For over 30 years now, Reel Seafood has been rated the Capital Region’s #1 seafood restaurant. They have an array of seafood shipped daily to guarantee a fresh taste with every bite. Reel Seafood also caters to those who don’t prefer fish with their delectable steak and pasta dishes, as well as those with gluten allergies with their gluten-free menu. The past year has seen a full renovation of the restaurant after the ownership changed from long-time owner LeGrande Serras to his daughter Aliki Serras. Reel Seafood continues to remain the last seafood restaurant found on Wolf Road. Chef Alan Maki’s career started when he was taken under the wing of Latham’s Circle Diner Head Chef, Bill Hohenstein. Maki went on to work at Prime at Saratoga National in Saratoga Springs, before becoming Executive Sous Chef at Angelo’s 677 Prime in Albany. Now and then Alan visits Manhattan to explore for the next big thing in the food world. He has competed in the 12th Annual Culinary Cornucopia assisting his mentor Bill Hohenstein, as well as multiple Cuisine Magic Food competitions winning both Gold and Silver Medals. Alan is now the new Executive Chef for Reel Seafood.

Saratoga Marriott Courtyard and Excelsior Springs Hall 11 Excelsior Avenue Saratoga Springs, New York 12866 (866) 460-7456

Chef Thomas Gulbrandsen With a stay at Courtyard by Marriott Saratoga Springs, you’ll be minutes from the Saratoga Farmers Market, and close to Congress Park and several other Saratoga attractions and shopping. Planning an event in Saratoga Springs? Your guests will delight in the gracious hospitality of Saratoga’s newest banquet and conference center, Excelsior Springs Hall. Chef Thomas Gulbrandsen graduated president’s list with a degree in Culinary Arts in 2005 from Schenectady County Community College. He also possesses 20 years of hands-on kitchen experience including six months in London, England at the famous 30 St. Mary’s Axe Tower. In 2014 he was the People’s Choice winner of the Big Brothers, Big Sisters Chef Competition as well as the featured chef in the Saratoga Feast of Fields. Chef Thomas also assisted in several Culinary Cornucopias, including winning a Gold Medal and the 2013 coveted Grand Award.


Starter Butternut Squash Bisque with Honey Crème Fraiche

Entrée Rosemary Braised Lamb Rib With White Bean and Cucumber Mint Salad

Dessert Caramel Green Apple “Lollipop” with Pecan Crumbles

— About the Photograher — Randall Perry Photography Trained at both the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale and Randolph Technical Institute, Randall is widely known as a leader in his field offering high quality, award winning photography. A specialist in Architectural Photography, Randall’s work has appeared internationally, nationally and regionally on design related subjects in countless consumer and trade publications, as well as numerous books on design.

NY (518) 421-6834 FL (239) 261-0002 MA (518) 421-6834

He has worked closely with Living Resources and the Culinary Cornucopia since its inception, and photographed the 10 year anniversary Cornucopia of Flavours cookbook and the 15 year anniversary Culinary Cornucopia Calendar. He works closely with the restaurant, culinary and hospitality industry, and also worked with our local chefs from The United States Culinary Team in London and Birmingham England. He has captured the grandeur of locales like the resorts of Sequoia and Yosemite National Park as well as private homes, hotels and commercial properties all along the east coast. With offices in New York’s Capital Region, Cape Cod, Massachusetts and Naples, Florida, Randall is never too busy to offer his time for Living Resources and the Culinary Cornucopia.

— The Teas — Divinitea

1708 Union Street Schenectady, NY 12309 Phone (518) 347-0689

Owner/Tea Blender Linda Smith

Tea Master Linda Smith understands the concept of brewing a beautiful cup of tea. She has been custom blending teas from around the world for over 25 years and began directing her skills toward manufacturing and wholesaling 17 years ago. A retired chef, Linda has been farming organically for years and specializes in Organic and Bio-dynamic teas. This is Divinitea’s 17th year at the Culinary Cornucopia. One sip and you’ll see why these teas are called Divinitea! For lovers of the tea leaf, these teas are a real treat!

— The Coffees — Professor Java’s Coffee Sanctuary Proprietor & Roastmaster Frank Figliomeni

217 Wolf Road Albany, NY 12205 Phone (518) 435-0843

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 until late at night, Professor Java’s Coffee Sanctuary is there for you.

— Culinary Cornucopia Planning Committee — Dale L. Miller, C.M.C., W.G.M.C., A.A.C., Chairman Jill Braverman-Panza, M.D.

Susan Lovelock

Randall Perry

Kim Coen

Marjorie Maniccia

Drue Sanders

Peter Koniuto

Joan Meyer

Bonnie Unser

Sandra & Joseph Nardoci

Living Resources Corporation — Board of Directors — Bonita Sanchez, President

Sara Erickson

Gayla Riccardi

Kristin McVeigh-Parente, Vice President

Judy Fruiterman

John Sullivan

Dr. Philip Fusco

Rosemary Taylor

Gary Foster, Treasurer

Christopher Greagan

Paul C. Valente

Vladia C. Boniewski, Secretary

Neil L. Levine

Robert Wakeman

Thomas McEvoy

Living Resources Foundation — Board of Directors — Maggie Kirwin, Ed.D., President

Jill Braverman-Panza, M.D.

Robert H. Ormerod

Alta Schallehn, Vice President

Darren Donohue

Michael A. Quaranta

Daniel Round, Treasurer

Angelo Dounoucos

Donald D. Reisinger II

Peter J. Cornell, Secretary

Claire Dounoucos

Elizabeth Squires

Raymond A. Bleser, Jr.

Richard A. Fuerst, Esq.

Dorothy S. Stevens

Vladia C. Boniewski

Robert W. Lazar

Christopher D. Ward

Stephen J. Obermayer

— Honorary Board — Bishop Emeritus Howard J. Hubbard

Honorable Gerald D. Jennings

Sandra V. Nardoci

Honorable Karen B. Johnson

Rabbi Scott Shpeen

Dale L. Miller, C.M.C.

Fredrick W. Erlich Chief Executive Officer Visit us at

Living Resources — Family Patrons — for the 24th Annual Culinary Cornucopia “We are proud to be Family Patrons of the 24th 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.”

Pamela Archie John & Cindy Barkowski The Bellenoit Family Florence Blum Julie Bucci The Carr Family Bill & Ellen Chapman Jim & Jeanne Conboy Jean & Ralph Corvino Patrick & Kathy Curran The Darcy Family Amy & Emily Dawson The DelSignores Domenick & Kathleen DeSantis Roland, Christa & Mark Eberhard

The Family of Edward Hanner The Heineman Family The Hills Family Mr. & Mrs. Henry Hinkel Fred & Marialyce Hiss Gloria & Oscar Iverson Debbie Johnson The Kasper Family The Keegan Family Darlana & Sally Kipper Mr. & Mrs. James LaFave Ted & Patricia Levine Bethany & Shiloh Lieberman Marian A. Lum Anthony & Tracy Maggio The Marrazzo-Kirwin Family

Marguerite & Don Nolan Kevin J. O’Brien’s Family OneStep4Autism, Inc. The Perrotti Family Fran & Charles Rasmussen James & Linda Reveal The Riccardi Family Tracy L. Rice Debbie & Kevin Rose Sheila Samms and Family The Schlosser Family Kathe Sheehan Rachel Shulman and Family The Family of Richard O. Siver Gabriella N. & Harvey L. Sperry

Linda & Charles Molesphini

In Loving Memory of Tom Unser

Patrick Morgan and Family

The Valente Family

Judy & Roy Fruiterman

Carmella Murphy

Jim & Sue Ellen Ware

The Gilligan Family

Parents of Brian Nitsky

Tom & MaryEllen Windish

Michael Edwards The Family of Matthew Fonner

Save the Date:

Friday, June 12th, 2015

Mohawk Golf Club 1849 Union Street Schenectady, New York

For more information on participation or sponsorship, please contact Bonnie Unser at (518) 218-0000 ext. 5328

300 Washington Avenue Extension Albany, NY 12203-7303

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