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‘Cornival’ Chefs’ Challenge Raises more than $10,000 for City Mission of Schenectady

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‘Cornival’ Chefs’ Challenge Raises more than $10,000 for City Mission of Schenectady

Cornival Chef winner 2017
Photo by Glenn Davenport
Kathy Lanni of SEFCU, left, and Victoria Baecker of CDPHP, right, pose with the 2017 Cornival winners from Eurest at Patroon Café.

ALBANY, N.Y. – Aug. 9, 2017 – The third annual “Cornival” chefs’ challenge fundraiser, presented by CDPHP and SEFCU, was a huge success – raising more than $10,000 and donations of non-perishable food items for the City Mission of Schenectady!

Hundreds of people sampled corn-themed dishes from 14 local chefs and restaurants and had the chance to vote for their favorite.

For the second year in a row, Eurest at Patroon Café was the first-place “Golden Kernel” winner, with Druthers Brewing Co. taking second. The most creative dish award went to Clinton’s Ditch, which offered up a corn lasagna with crab.

In addition to those listed above, the following establishments graciously donated their time and culinary talents:

  • 677 Prime
  • ama cocina
  • City Line Bar and Grill
  • Innovo Kitchen
  • Legal Pantry
  • Old Daley Custom Catering
  • Normanside Country Club
  • Recovery Sports Grill
  • Seasons Catering
  • SEFCU Café Kitchen
  • Wellington’s

DeCrescente Disturbing Co. donated bottled water, and B95.5 provided musical entertainment.

Now in its third year, the “Cornival” aims to raise awareness and fight hunger and food insecurity in the Capital Region.

About CDPHP®
Established in 1984, CDPHP is a physician-founded, member-focused, and community-based not-for-profit health plan that offers high-quality affordable health insurance plans to members in 24 counties throughout New York. CDPHP is also on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Instagram.

About SEFCU
Established in 1934, today SEFCU is among the 50 largest credit unions in the U.S. with more than $3.4 billion in assets, over 350,000 members, and 47 branches in the Capital Region, Binghamton, Syracuse, and Buffalo. In addition to full service retail and commercial banking products and services, SEFCU is committed to supporting the community through the donation of time and talent of its staff and members, as well as monetary contributions to help people and make an impact in the communities it serves. Find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

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