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Bread and water and a whole lot more at Ontario County Jail

Bread and water and a whole lot more at Ontario County Jail
You might never see them on the job — and nothing against them, you’d better hope you don’t see them while they’re working because you’d be in a whole lot of trouble. But what the kitchen staff at the Ontario County Jail — which as of last April includes the kitchen staff at the Ontario County Office for the Aging... more

State Sen.Cathy Young to lead Center of Excellence for Food and Agriculture in Geneva

State Sen.Cathy Young to lead Center of Excellence for Food and Agriculture in Geneva
A veteran Republican state senator is set to lead the new center of excellence designed to grow the state’s food, beverage and agricultural industry. Cornell University announced Thursday that Cathy Young, 58, has been named director of the New York State Center of Excellence for Food and Agriculture at Cornell AgriTech in Geneva. Young, R-57 of Olean, begins her new... more

Craft beverage convention coming to del Lago in March

Craft beverage convention coming to del Lago in March
The 2019 Finger Lakes Craft Beverage Conference will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, at del Lago Resort & Casino, 1133 Route 414, Tyre. Hosted by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Seneca County, the conference will feature expert speakers on subjects related to craft beer and cider. Subjects will include marketing and improving businesses, updates from... more

FLCC to host talk on chocolate

FLCC to host talk on chocolate
Finger Lakes Community College will host an insider’s look at the chocolate industry. “Cracking Open the Cocoa Bean” will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday, March 7, in Studio 14 at the college’s main campus, 3325 Marvin Sands Drive. The event includes talks by the owner of a cocoa bean company in Ghana and a Rochester chocolatier about ethical farming... more

Chef Gordon Ramsay gives a Rochester hot sauce high praise on viral YouTube show

Chef Gordon Ramsay gives a Rochester hot sauce high praise on viral YouTube show
Chef Gordon Ramsay, the volatile chef known from shows such as Hell’s Kitchen and Kitchen Nightmares, was his usual vitriolic self on Hot Ones, a YouTube talk show with “hot questions and even hotter wings.” In the show, host Sean Evans grills celebrities like Neil deGrasse Tyson, Kevin Hart and Natalie Portman as they suffer their way through a series... more

New owner of Skaneateles restaurant wants to preserve its legacy

New owner of Skaneateles restaurant wants to preserve its legacy
In 1996, shortly after Rosalie’s Cucina first opened in Skaneateles, Marc Albino applied to work at the Tuscan-style restaurant. He didn’t get the job. Albino then enrolled in cooking school. After graduating, he returned to Rosalie’s, where he started as a sous chef in 2003. Why did he want to return to a place that had initially rejected him? “It’s... more

Stan’s in Waterloo will serve last meals on February 9th

Stan’s in Waterloo will serve last meals on February 9th
Stan’s restaurant on Main Street in Waterloo will close in February. Owner Lee Bieber told FingerLakes1.com that business has been difficult, resulting in the necessary decision to shut down. He previously owned West Main Kitchen, also located on Main Street. Both restaurants received a warm response from the community at launch, but neither took off the way Bieber envisioned. Bieber,... more

New restaurant brings Thai, sushi and more to Auburn’s west end

New restaurant brings Thai, sushi and more to Auburn’s west end
As Thai food becomes more and more popular in America, many Auburnians have asked when a Thai restaurant would open in the city. And many times, Bilin Gao and Jinwen Li have been the ones they’ve asked. The owners of New China Royal on Genesee Street for 10 years, Gao and Li are now counting on that interest in Thai... more

Perkins students learn the value of helping the Newark Food Closet

Perkins students learn the value of helping the Newark Food Closet
Since the beginning of December, Pre-K through second graders at Perkins School, in collaboration with faculty, staff, parents, and students, have been collecting non-perishable food items, hats and mittens for the Newark Food Closet. As of December 19th when Newark Food Closet co-chairs Lisa Barrett and Becky Jandreau came to school to see what had been collected, 11 full boxes... more

Eastview Mall adds Prime Steak House to restaurant roster

Eastview Mall adds Prime Steak House to restaurant roster
A new eatery is open for business at Eastview Mall. Prime Steak House, a 8,600 square foot restaurant, is the second location for Prime, and the first in the Rochester region. The restaurant specializes in steak but also offers a wide array of seafood dishes as well. The Eastview location features “an extensive wine room and a private dining area... more

Cayuga Community College negotiating to use Auburn space for culinary center

Cayuga Community College negotiating to use Auburn space for culinary center
Cayuga Community College is negotiating to use the Plaza of the Arts in Auburn for the college’s proposed culinary center. CCC’s board of trustees unanimously gave the college approval to move forward with negotiations with The Plaza of the Arts in Auburn for the possible center at a trustees meeting Dec. 20. Dan Soules, of Soules & Dunn Development Group,... more

Eight local food pantries receive $21,000 in holiday donations from M&T Bank

Eight local food pantries receive $21,000 in holiday donations from M&T Bank
In an effort to help local children, families and individuals in need during the holiday season, M&T Bank today announced a combined $21,000 donation to the Food Bank of the Southern Tier and seven other regional food pantries, nutrition programs and hunger-relief charities throughout the region. “The holiday season is an especially busy time for the local organizations that make... more

46th annual Community Christmas Dinner hosted by Together in Christ

46th annual Community Christmas Dinner hosted by Together in Christ
Together in Christ (TIC) invites everyone to attend the 46th annual Community Shared Christmas Dinner, set for Tuesday, December 25th, at the First Methodist Church, 301 South Main Street in Newark. Anyone wishing to help prepare the meal or help with cleanup, please contact Karen Vanderbrook at 315-359-7854 and leave a message. Cash donations can be directed to TIC Community... more

Chef Fabio Viviani to host dinner service at his del Lago Resort & Casino restaurant

Chef Fabio Viviani to host dinner service at his del Lago Resort & Casino restaurant
This weekend, guests can enjoy an opportunity to interact with celebrity chef Fabio Viviani while dining at his restaurant, Portico by Fabio Viviani, inside del Lago Resort & Casino. Following a sold-out cooking class, Viviani will bring greeting tables from 5PM to 10PM, Saturday, December 15th, during dinner service at Portico. The Portico menu will feature its regular dishes in... more

Former local TV chef and Finger Lakes chef who competed on Food Network have new local ventures

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Two area chefs who have experienced the bright lights of television are making their mark in new roles in the unfolding Finger Lakes culinary scene. Dan Eaton, known for his ‘Cooking at Home’ segments on Time Warner Cable, has joined The Park Inn in Hammondsport as executive chef. Samantha Buyskes, who competed on the Food Network, is now the executive chef at the... more

Count Down to the New Year with del Lago Resort & Casino

Count Down to the New Year with del Lago Resort & Casino
Ring in the new year with del Lago Resort & Casino as the casino counts down to 2019 with something exciting for everyone. From the gaming floor to live entertainment and delicious dining options, del Lago Resort & Casino will offer guests a night full of festivities during its New Year’s Eve celebration. There will be action on the casino... more
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