Nothing brings together a community like food
CulinaryArts@SPAC is a food-and-drink-forward series that offers culinary experiences with an emphasis on sustainability, held in gorgeous gathering places that foster deep connections: to one another, to the arts, to nature, and the planet.
Dining events feature the talents of both local and visiting chefs who partner with area farmers, butchers, distillers and purveyors. Past culinary artists include star vegetarian Chef Jehangir Mehta from New York City, Chefs Tim Spedding and Louise Rødkjær Jørgensen from the UK, and Chef Dominic Labelle, Quebec’s “Culinary Revelation of the Year.” Capital Region chefs have included Michael Blake, Dan Spitz, Michele Hunter, Mike Spain, and Shelly Spain.
Visiting cookbook authors who have shared their expertise and insights alongside their bites include Naomi Duguid (The Miracle of Salt), Matt Hranek (The Negroni) and Dr. Annie Fenn (Brain Health Kitchen).
CulinaryArts@SPAC supports the notion of socially conscious cultivation and consumption, local procurement, and fair wages.
Savor the Experience
Awaken your senses and nourish the soul with curated menus that emphasize sustainability
Cook the Book
Taste recipes and cocktails straight ‘from the cookbooks’ of acclaimed visiting chefs, culinary writers and mixologists
Master the Techniques
Learn through hands on workshops, demonstrations and conversations with culinary experts
Together at the Table
Join our culinary community over a shared meal in a spectacular setting
CulinaryArts@SPAC Event Producers
Kim Klopstock, Lily and the Rose
Food Writer, Pam Abrams
CulinaryArts@SPAC Featured Guests
We’re honored to have welcomed these industry experts–including acclaimed chef and culinary writers, mixologists and other culinary visionaries–to past events within our CulinaryArts@SPAC series.
Mark Graham, Executive Chef Hattie’s Albany
Eric Asimov,The New York Times Chief Wine Critic
Dr. Katie Takayasu, Author of Plants First: A Physician’s Guide to Wellness Through A Plant-Forward Diet
Dr. Annie Fenn, Author of Brain Health Kitchen
Naomi Duguid, Author of The Miracle of Salt
Dominic Labelle, “Quebec’s “Culinary Revelation of the Year”
Hayley Stevens, Saratoga Tea & Honey
Dan Spitz, Private Chef and Owner/Operator of FatNHappy, LLC
Suzanne Balet- Haight, Owner of Balet Flowers and Design
Austin Peltier, Ayurvedic Cooking Expert
Jehangir Mehta, NYC-based Chef and Founder of Graffiti Earth
Tim Spedding and Louise Rødkjær Jørgensen,The UK’s most exciting and influential young chefs
Matt Hranek, Author of The Negroni
Renowned Capital Region Chefs
Past CulinaryArts@SPAC Events
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