Chef Marc Forgione to Demo Farm-to-Table Dish in Honor of National Farmers Day
Ahead of National Farmers Day on Friday, Oct. 12, Chef Marc Forgione and Dairy Farmer Nate Chittenden will be available to talk about their farm-to-table connection discuss the power of food to connect people to their communities and to one another and offer a cooking demo featuring fresh ingredients from Nate’s farm, Dutch Hollow Farm in Schodack Landing, NY. A celebrated Michelin Star Chef and ‘Iron Chef: America’ winner, Chef Marc locally sources Nate’s fresh dairy products for his celebrated Tribeca restaurant.
Chef Marc and Nate will also discuss new survey findings that focus on the state of person-to-person connection in modern society; “connection deficits” and trends across Millennials, Gen X and Boomers; and the power of food to connect people with each other and those who produce it.
Chef Marc and Dairy Farmer Nate will use their own story to help illustrate the importance of connecting people, our food and the farms where it is produced. In addition to using many of the dairy products from Chittenden’s dairy for dishes at his restaurants, there’s even a mural of Chef Marc on the barn at Nate’s dairy.
More on Chef Marc and Farmer Nate:
Chef Marc Forgione is the celebrated chef and restauranteur of Restaurant Marc Forgione, American Cut, and Khe-Yo. In 2010, he was crowned the winner of the Next Iron Chef on Food Network, joining the exclusive group of Iron Chefs on Iron Chef: America.
Nate Chittenden, a third-generation dairy farmer in N.Y. earned a degree in dairy science from the Cornell University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. With about 1,500 dairy cows and heifers, Dutch Hollow Farm has the second-largest registered Jersey herd in New York.