Change the Future chef event kicks off Diabetes Awareness Month

The American Diabetes Association “Change the Future” chef event at Greenwich Country Club to be held Nov. 3, will kick off November’s Diabetes Awareness Month. Master Chefs will prepare a unique and interactive multi-media farm-to-plate culinary experience through a live video feed from kitchen to the ballroom. This elegant, five-course dinner will be paired with fine wines from Diageo.

The evening’s Master Chefs: Marc Weber – On the Marc. Marc’s passion is for culinary perfection. He worked under nationally owned chefs including Todd English, Waldy Malouf, Jean Lois Gerin and Florian Huggo.  Frederic Kieffer – l’escale. Frederick has received “Excellent” rating in the New York Times along with countless other awards and Rui Correia – Douro. Rui is an ambassador for Portuguese wines, food, culture, and travel. He is a regular on the NBC’s TODAY Show and hosted dinner at the James Beard House. Bill Taibe – Le Farm. Bill has received “Excellent”, “Superior-Extraordinary” and “Best Restaurant” along with being a James Beard semi-finalist in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014. Edward Varipapa – Leon’s. Edward has received numerous awards and recognition for his classic and innovative cooking along with being a James Beard award-winning chef. Lisa & Stephen Maronian – Sweet Lisa’s. Lisa and Steven have garnered local and national acclaim, prestigious awards, along with television and magazine appearances.

Special Guest George Mandes has numerous accolades from being one of Food & Wines “Best New Chefs” of 2011 to Bravo’s Top Master Chefs. George will be signing his newest cookbook “My Portugal” as a gift for the evenings guests. Victor Rallo Wine Critic, & TV Personality and host of his own series called Eat! Drink! Italy! will be emceeing the evening.

The American Diabetes Association leads the fight against the deadly disease of diabetes. “The mission of the association is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by Diabetes has reached epidemic status in the United States: every 14 seconds, someone is diagnosed with diabetes, and 86 million people have pre-diabetes. More than 29 million Americans have diabetes, over

930,000 in Connecticut, and 60,000 right in Fairfield County. They are not strangers; they are friends, neighbors and colleagues. If current trends continue, one third of American children born today will develop diabetes in their lifetime. The financial and personal costs to diabetes are astronomical. The economic cost in 2012 was $245 billion, and in Connecticut the cost was $3 billion.

For more information about the Change the Future chef event please contact Hope Jayes at the American Diabetes Association at 203-639-0385, ext. 3536 or [email protected]

Phil Iannucculli, Edward Varipapa, Rui Correia, Steven Maronian, Marc Weber (missing Frederic Kieffer and Bill Taibe). Photo courtesy of Elaine Ubina.

Phil Iannucculli, Edward Varipapa, Rui Correia, Steven Maronian, Marc Weber (missing Frederic Kieffer and Bill Taibe). Photo courtesy of Elaine Ubina.

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