The Arc Westchester Foundation to Host 15th Annual “A Matter of Taste” on October 16 in New Rochelle

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Signature fundraising event will benefit programs for Westchester residents with autism and other intellectual and developmental disabilities

The Arc Westchester Foundation, which is dedicated to increasing public awareness and raising financial resources to support The Arc Westchester’s programs and services for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families, will host its 15th annual “A Matter of Taste” fundraiser on Tuesday, October 16, at Glen Island Harbour Club in New Rochelle. The event, which raised more than $400,000 in 2017, will feature signature cuisine prepared by the finest chefs in the area, accompanied by a wide assortment of fine wine and craft beer.

“A Matter of Taste” will include two awards of recognition: the Family Partner Award, which will be given to the Wong family, and the Corporate Partner Award, which will be bestowed upon ABB OPTICAL GROUP/Digital Eye Lab.

Culinary participants at this year’s event include:

  •     Auray Gourmet
  •     Briarcliff Manor
  •     Caperberry Events Catering
  •     Chocolations
  •     Chop’t Creative Salad Company
  •     Culinary Tech Center
  •     Doral Arrowwood Hotel and Conference Center
  •     Eastchester Fish Gourmet
  •     Glen Island Harbour Club
  •     Locali Pizza Bar and Kitchen
  •     Lombardo’s
  •     LuLu Cake Boutique
  •     North Street Tavern
  •     RiverMarket Bar and Kitchen
  •     Sage Café / Market / More
  •     Texas de Brazil
  •     The Great American Barbeque Co.
  •     The Rye Roadhouse
  •     Tramonto

Beverage participants include:

  •     American Bull’s Head
  •     Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits
  •     Toma Artisanal Bloody Mary
  •     Yonkers Brewery

In addition to delicious food and drink, the night will also feature an exciting live paddle raise and a fabulous silent auction with prizes ranging from gift cards to jewelry to trips.

“For 15 years, ‘A Matter of Taste’ has served as an annual fundraising highlight thanks to the continued generosity of our donors and the talents of the culinary providers that participate,” said Nancy Patota, executive director of The Arc Westchester Foundation. “As a result of the proceeds from the evening, we are able to support the innovative and comprehensive programs that The Arc Westchester provides for individuals throughout our community. We are thrilled with the food and beverage partners that have already confirmed, and look forward to celebrating our very deserving honorees.”

Founded in 1949, The Arc Westchester is the largest agency in the County supporting children, teens and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, including those on the autism spectrum, and their families. Over 800 employees provide more than 2,000 individuals with a broad range of programs and services throughout the “Arc of a Life” (i.e., early intervention, preschool, school-to-work, employment, residential, guardianship, recreational, self-advocacy and Wellness Center programs).

“A Matter of Taste” will take place on Tuesday, October 16, from 6:00-9:00 p.m. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit http://www.arcwestchester.org/amatteroftaste.

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About The Arc Westchester Foundation

The Arc Westchester Foundation’s mission is to increase public awareness and to raise financial support from the community, generating income through long-term investments, and making contributions to support services for people with developmental disabilities served by The Arc Westchester. Visit http://www.arcwestchester.org.

The Arc Westchester is a chapter of The Arc USA and The Arc New York.

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