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2nd Annual Cornucopia to Benefit Meals on Wheels Features All Star Chef Line Up


Nov 4, 2019


On Monday, November 4th Meals on Wheels will host the 2nd Annual Cornucopia fundraiser which features top chefs from around the Hudson Valley preparing an intimate dinner party for their own table of 12 guests. Each table will have its own exclusive dining experience as they get to know the chef, hear his or her cooking tips, and taste a one of a kind meal prepared especially for them. The event will take place at Edgewood Country Club at 449 Rivervale Road in River Vale, New Jersey from 6:00pm – 10:00pm.


Some of the unusual characteristics of this event include the fact that the chefs will be preparing and finishing their entrees in front of guests tableside; the need for guests to register early in order to choose the chef they wish to dine with; and the production of a keepsake cookbook/journal where many recipes from the chefs will be included. Several of the chefs this year are award winners, Chopped Champions, and others have been written up for their cuisine in national publications.


The participating restaurants include:


  1. 8 North Broadway, Nyack
  2. Alain's Petit Bistro, Nyack
  3. Banchetto Feast, Nanuet
  4. DPNB Pasta & Provisions, Nyack
  5. D'Vine Bar, Sparkill
  6. Endsville, Nyack 
  7. Hudson Water Club, Haverstraw
  8. Joe & Joe, Nyack
  9. Karenderya, Nyack
  10. Kwan Thai, Pearl River
  11. Lynch’s Restaurant, Stony Point
  12. Marcello's Restaurant, Suffern
  13. Mystic Flavor Catering, Park Ridge
  14. Nanuet Restaurant, Nanuet
  15. NoCo Catering, Tappan
  16. Pier 701 Restaurant and Bar, Piermont
  17. Roost, Sparkill
  18. The Old ’76 House, Tappan
  19. Touch of Italy, Delaware



In addition, new this year, the students from the Rockland Community College Hospitality and Culinary Arts Institute, under the auspices of Chef and Department Chair Chris Spezial, will prepare and serve the appetizers during cocktail hour. Rockland based actor Kevin Kilner will return as the Emcee for the event.


Three people will be honored for their dedication to Meals on Wheels; Mrs. Shelly Berger who founded Meals on Wheels in Rockland 45 years ago, Dr. Donald Hammond, Former CEO & President of Meals on Wheels, and Dr. Mark Geller, President and CEO of Montefiore Nyack Hospital.


Tickets are $225 and individuals will have an opportunity to select the chef they want to dine with based on the date and time they submit their reservation. Questions should be directed to Stephen Papas at Meals on Wheels at (845) 624-6325 or via email at . Tickets are available for purchase at Sponsorship opportunities are also available, more info here


The mission of Meals on Wheels is to enhance the wellness of Rockland's older adults and their families by providing services that support their safety, independence and health. Meals on Wheels believes that every older adult in Rockland should be given the opportunity to live their life to the fullest. Meals on Wheels programs are funded in part by the Administration on Aging, New York State Office for the Aging, Rockland County Office for the Aging, donations, grants and fees.




View map Edgewood Country Club
449 Rivervale Road
River Vale , NJ

Additional Information


Meals on Wheels


(845) 624-6325

Contact name

Stephen Papas

Contact email





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