October 2016 Newsletter
Dear Chapter Members and Friends, I am happy to report that we have had an event filled beginning to our fiscal year. On Sunday, September 25, we held our 1st Annual See Food Differently Lobster Boil with Hope & Main. What a success! We served 220 hungry and supportive guests without a hitch! At this time, I would like to thank Hope & Main for partnering with us and working so hard on the event to make it the success it was. Lisa, Waterman, Ali, Luca and the entire Hope & Main team including the multiple volunteers are a class act! Your professionalism, passion, dedication and servitude are very much appreciated. We are grateful to have partnered with such a wonderful partner and associate member of our chapter! I would also like to thank all of the food & beverage sponsors, Foley Fish, Newport Lobster, Infusion Sales, Belmont Fruit, Stamp Farm, Greenvale Vineyards, Sons of Liberty, Westport Rivers, Bamboo Studio, GreySail, Restaurantware, Hormel, Boston Salads, American Mussel Harvesters, TriMark, Pepsi, Tito’s, CHI Kitchen, Hollister Tamales, Oso Canyon, Lost Art, Mesa Fresca, Galloway’s Catering, Just One More, Anchor Toffee, Flaky Crust, The Sacred Cow, Leah’s, Bootblack, Belliccis, Seven Stars Bakery, Blount, Art in Ice, Henry Bousquet, Ocean State Smoked Fish & La Mexicana Tortilla’s. On Oct 1 & Oct 2, (yes, you are right, the very next weekend!) we participated in the Great New England BBQfest with the Epicurean Club of Boston on Wachusett Mountain. We teamed up to sell BBQ all weekend, vendor style. We offered BBQ Pulled Pork Pizza, Ribs, Chili & Cornbread, Sausage & Peppers, Hog Wings and Corn on the Cobb. Even with the rain all weekend we had a very successful event! We had approximately 1000 people visit our booth! I would like to thank the Epicurean Club of Boston for all of their hard work and dedication, Chef James Connolly CEC, CCA, AAC, Chef John DiSessa CEC, AAC, Chef Tim Foley, Chef Douglas Patten, CEC, CCA, AAC & Chef Doug Corigan. I would also like to thank all of the members from our Chapter for helping and volunteering, Chef Ray McCue CEC, Chef James Pugliese CEC, CCE, Chef Rolando Robledo CEC, Chef Ken Watt CEC, Chef Linda Musch CEC, AAC, Chef Gloria Cabral CWPC, CCE, Chef Henry Bousquet CEC, & Chef Steve Finegan.
Chef Daniel Van Etten