Stamford, Connecticut, April 19, 2022: The fourth annual Golf Kitchen Culinary Excellence Awards and first annual Golf Kitchen Invitational sponsored by NGCRA will be held on Thursday, September 8, at the prestigious GlenArbor Golf Club in Bedford Hills, New York.
The Golf Kitchen Culinary Excellence Awards dinner promises to be outstanding,” said Diana DeLucia, Founder of the Golf Kitchen portfolio. “An impressive lineup of private golf and country club chefs will take guests on a culinary journey and ensure an unforgettable event.”
Host Executive Chef Michael Ruggerio and Marisa Hernandez, Executive Pastry Chef of GlenArbor Golf Club, will welcome a stellar team to their kitchen, including:
*Menu, Wine, Spirits to be announced
A four-five course menu will showcase a collection of progressive American club cuisine utilizing the finest products available. GlenArbor’s Sommelier and Wine Director Fernando Silva will pair fine wines to enhance each dish. Culinary awards in 10 categories will be presented throughout the evening, including the new Wine Program Award.
“Any time you have the opportunity to collaborate and work with a collection of accomplished chefs and industry peers, you know it will be a special evening for all involved,” Ruggerio said. “Chefs are artists, and each involved will have a unique perspective that has developed over many years of hard work and training. I’ll enjoy seeing the methods and techniques used to create the meal for this special evening.” DeLucia added, “I commend Morgan Gregory, President of GlenArbor, and his staff for their continued commitment to raising awareness and rewarding the high-level culinary talent in the private club industry.”
Schedule of Events
11.30 AM Arrival - Lunch - Warm-Up
12:50 PM Welcome and announcements
1:00 PM Shotgun Start
6:30 PM Cocktails and Tournament Awards
7:30 PM Dinner and Culinary Awards
1 Best Ball of 4
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Through this event, Golf Kitchen hopes to support further their recently established Golf Kitchen Private Golf Club Scholarship for students at The Culinary Institute of America.
"For as long as I have known Diana DeLucia, her passion has always been geared towards philanthropic and educational endeavors - whether on or off the golf course. This new scholarship is a perfect example of her continuous dedication to her passions in life and will benefit many worthy recipients in the future."
~ Maria Loi, Chef, Entrepreneur, Greek Food Ambassador, TV Host & Healthy Lifestyle Expert
A limited number of sponsorship opportunities are available.
Email Diana@GolfKitchen.com for more information.
This is an invitation-only event.
Contact Diana@GolfKitchen.com for questions.
NGCRA was founded in 2006 to support the needs of F&B operations at Country Clubs. They are dedicated to finding solutions to the unique and challenging issues that Club GMs and Chefs face on a daily basis in their dining facilities. Their exclusive Nationally renowned food purchasing program has $15 billion of buying power with 400+ manufacturers participating.
About GlenArbor Golf Club:
Providing a collegial combination of golf, fine dining, and camaraderie, the GlenArbor Golf Club, was founded in 2001. The Club is located on 200 acres of land in northern Westchester County, on grounds that were originally developed in 1917 as the White Estate – one of the largest, historic estates in Westchester. GlenArbor’s master plan preserved the property’s historic roots as benefitting its heritage. The award-winning Mark Finlay designed, 33,000 square-feet clubhouse that overlooks the first and eighteenth fairways and offers stunning views of the course and the surrounding landscape. Formal and informal dining options are available along with a number of private dining and meetings rooms in which to host intimate and larger member events.
About Golf Kitchen:Golf Kitchen was founded in 2014 by Diana DeLucia, an internationally recognized culinary writer/photographer, to recognize private golf and country clubs for the quality of their culinary offerings. The Golf Kitchen portfolio includes a semi-annual magazine, books, unique culinary events, certifications, and an annual program, the Golf Kitchen Culinary Excellence Awards and Invitational.
Diana DeLucia, President