UTEC's Top Chef Dinner Series is a series of events featuring renowned chefs from the Boston area working alongside UTEC's culinary team. Each four-course meal will highlight local ingredients in seasonal dishes. Wine pairings are included.
Tuesday, November 18, marks the inaugural Top Chef Dinner, featuring UTEC's own Sam Putnam. Prior to joining UTEC as Culinary Innovator in December 2013, Sam left his mark on several acclaimed Boston restaurants. He was Executive Chef of flora restaurant in Arlington, helped open Dorchester’s Ashmont Grill, was the Founding Executive Chef of Foundry on Elm in Somerville’s Davis Square, and was Chef of Jamaica Plain’s beloved Bella Luna.
Seating is extremely limited for these intimate dinners. A maximum of 40 seats per event will be sold. Advance reservation and payment is required.
PRIX FIXE MENU
November 18 Fall Harvest Dinner
Mill City Grows winter squash bisque
with sage croutons and spiced creme fraiche
Roasted beet salad
with field arugula, walnuts, Great Hill Blue cheese and pomegranate vinaigrette
Baked stuffed Gloucester haddock*
with fennel, capers, new potatoes and fall greens
with an Autumn fruit compote and brandied Creme Chantilly
*vegetarian option available upon request at time of reservation
Please note that this dinner is not a fundraiser and the cost of dinner is not tax-deductible. Café UTEC is a social enterprise operated by UTEC, offering experience and employment to at-risk youth in line with UTEC’s promise to ignite and nurture the ambition of our most disconnected youth to trade violence and poverty for social and economic success.
When & Where
UTEC's mission is to ignite and nurture the ambition of our most disconnected young people to trade violence and poverty for social and economic success. UTEC was founded in 1999 by young people driven to develop their own teen center in response to gang violence. Today, UTEC’s nationally recognized model begins with intensive street outreach and gang peacemaking, reaching our most disconnected youth “where they’re at.” UTEC engages youth through workforce training in social enterprises, alternative education, and intensive case management. Social justice and civic engagement are embedded throughout programming, with special emphasis in our organizing and policymaking work.