Harvest of the Hudson Valley Raises $250,000 for Hudson Valley Hospital Center Teaching Kitchen

Cortlandt Manor NY -  September 30 - Harvest of the Hudson Valley, a farm-to-table event at Glynwood Farm in Cold Spring, raised $250,000 to benefit the new Teaching and Demonstration Kitchen at Hudson Valley Hospital Center. The event on Friday, September 27 featured a spectacular farm-to-table menu created by Chef Peter X. Kelly, one of the evening’s honorees. Other honorees were: Architect Joseph Pallante, AIA, who designed the new kitchen, and Elliott Sumers, MD, an interventional radiologist who spearheaded the hospital’s successful physician donor campaign. Construction of a teaching/demonstration kitchen is underway in the historic Dempsey House on the Pataki Center campus adjacent to the Hospital. HVHC will offer cooking classes and community programs for patients and community members young and old. The goal is to help people learn to prepare healthier meals at home.Chef Kelly is working with the Hospital and has drafted the concept and design of the kitchen. His passion, knowledge and community spirit are the driving force behind this project.  The Teaching and Demonstration Kitchen will be named in his honor.