The 2nd Annual NECAT Culinary Experience was a great success thanks to our generous donors, sponsors, celebrity chefs, media partners, guests and more! The event was incredibly fun and delicious and it helped NECAT raise significant funds to support the 7th cohort of students, which will begin receiving tuition-free culinary education on May 4. Click here to see photos and here to watch a video from the event!
At the event, we honored Steve DiFillippo of Davio’s for his excellence and leadership in the Culinary Arts and had his friend, Herb Chambers, help present the award. NE Patriots two-time Super Bowl Champion Jarvis Green headed a culinary competition team that faced off against Chef Rodney Murillo of Davio’s Steakhouse, with the help of two NECAT Culinary Students. The competition was judged by Dean Emeritus of Culinary at Johnson & Wales, Chef Karl Guggenmos, Improper Bostonian’s Dana Bisbee, and Eastern Bank President & CEO, Bob Rivers.
Boston Celebrity Chefs participating in the NECAT Culinary Experience were: Rodney Murillo of Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouses ~ Renita Mendonca of Seasoned and Spiced ~ Jelle Vandenbroucke of The Four Seasons ~ Will Gilson of Puritan & Company ~ Brian Poe of Tip Tap Room & Rattlesnake Bar ~ Jeffrey Fournier of 51 Lincoln and Waban Kitchen ~ Louis DiBiccari of Tavern Road ~ Peter McKenzie of Ribelle ~ Richard Rayment of Seaport World Trade Center Hotel ~ Roy Darling of Westin Waterfront Hotel; also preparing gourmet delights: George Montilio of Montilio’s Bakery, Expresso Express, Ancient Bakers, Toppers Rhum & Peaks Organic Beer.
Other NECAT Culinary Experience Sponsors & Partners: Boston Children’s Hospital ~ Boston Magazine ~ Rob Baker ~ The Boston Foundation ~ Marlissa Briggett and Peter Necheles ~ John Cooper and Lynne Eickholt ~ Cruz Development Company ~ Michael Douvadjian ~ Eastern Bank ~ Gourmet Caterers ~ Montilio’s Baking Company ~ Peterson Party Center ~ Abigail Crunch Productions ~ Rucci, Bardaro, & Falzone, PC ~ State Street Corporation and Foundation ~ Taniya Nayak Design ~ Topper’s Rhum ~ WCVB-TV Channel 5 Boston (Presenting Media Sponsor) ~ Wicked Catering & Events ~ and more!