Soroptimist ‘Evening with the Chefs’ set

JOHNSTOWN — Soroptimist International of Fulton and Montgomery Counties has a tasty, fundraising event planned for the public Monday — the annual “Evening With The Chefs,” starting at 6 p.m. at the Holiday Inn.

“It’s our 26th year,” Soroptimist International Treasurer Colleen Baldwin said Tuesday.

She said the organization expects about 100 to 125 guests to show up hungry and ready to try dishes from the area’s quality restaurants.

“This is a great opportunity to come out and sample 15 restaurants,” Baldwin said.

Featured at the gastronomic celebration will be the best cuisine of local chefs and restaurants.

“Evening With The Chefs” is the Soroptimist group’s largest fundraising activity of the year, with proceeds to go towards the group’s scholarship program benefiting students in Fulton and Montgomery counties. Annually the group awards $10,000 to deserving students in the two-county region. Proceeds benefit Soroptimist-sponsored scholarships and community programs in the bi-counties.

The price for Monday’s event is $50 per person. There will be music, 45 silent auction items, and baskets will be raffled off. There will be a cash bar and participants are encouraged to stroll and enjoy local chef stations. Cocktails will start at 6 p.m., with nightcaps at 9 p.m.

“There are a couple new restaurants,” Baldwin said.

They include Salt in Broadalbin, she said.

At the event, local chefs from some of the best restaurants in the area will prepare a variety of dishes for tasting — from appetizers to entrees, to a great dessert bar. In addition to Salt, chefs from the following restaurants are scheduled to appear at the event: Double Eagle Restaurant at Kingsboro Golf Club, Gloversville; Sam’s Seafood Steakhouse, Johnstown; Vintage Cafe, Johnstown; Union Hall Inn, Johnstown; Palmateer’s Top Notch Tavern, Galway; Lanzi’s on the Lake, Mayfield; Hales Mills Country Club, Johnstown; Inn at the Bridge, Northville; Sugar Pearl Bakery, Gloversville; The Saucy Italian, Johnstown; Russo’s Adirondack Grill, Broadalbin; Broadalbin Hotel, Broadalbin.

The premier sponsor for the event is NBT Bank.

Ticket reservations for “Evening With The Chefs” can be made via email to: [email protected] or by sending payment to 584 County Highway 102, Gloversville, NY 12078.

For more details about the event, visit the Facebook event page (Evening with the Chefs), get information from club members, or email questions to [email protected] For other ticket information, contact: Colleen Baldwin — (518) 848-9522; Toni Jennings — (518) 774-5196; or Tammy Malagisi — (518) 774-2289.

Soroptimist International of Fulton and Montgomery Counties is an organization comprised of business and professional women dedicated to improving the lives of women and girls. It is committed to a world where women and girls achieve their individual and collective potential, realize aspirations and have an equal voice in creating strong, peaceful communities worldwide, the organization says.

Michael Anich covers Johnstown and Fulton County news. He can be reached at [email protected]

By Patricia Older

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