The Arc Westchester Foundation to Host 16th Annual “A Matter of Taste”

Signature fundraising event will benefit programs for Westchester residents with intellectual and developmental disabilities

Westchester County, N.Y. (October 23, 2019) – The Arc Westchester Foundation, which raises public awareness and financial resources for The Arc Westchester’s programs and services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families, will host its 16th annual “A Matter of Taste” fundraiser on Tuesday, October 22, at Glen Island Harbour Club in New Rochelle. The event, which raised nearly $400,000 in 2018, will feature signature cuisine prepared by the finest chefs in the area, accompanied by a wide assortment of fine wine.

“A Matter of Taste” will include two awards of recognition: the Family Partner Award, which will be given to the Kurzer Family, and the Corporate Partner Award, which will be presented to Dan Molino, President of Grassy Sprain Pharmacy.

Culinary participants at this year’s event include:

  • Auray Gourmet
  • Caperberry Events Catering
  • Chocolations
  • Chop’t Creative Salad Company
  • Chutney Masala
  • Culinary Tech Center
  • Eugene’s Diner & Bar
  • Glen Island Harbour Club
  • North Street Tavern
  • RiverMarket Bar and Kitchen
  • Shiraz Kitchen + Wine Bar
  • Texas de Brazil
  • The Great American Barbeque Co.
  • The Rye Roadhouse
  • Westchester Broadway Dinner Theatre
  • Mima Vinoteca
  • The Rare Bit
  • Wegmans Food Market

Beverage participants include:

  • Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits
  • Toma Artisanal Bloody Mary
  • Yonkers Brewery

In addition to delicious food and drink, the night will also feature an exciting live paddle raise and a fabulous silent auction with prizes ranging from electronics to sporting events, jewelry and trips.

“Each year, ‘A Matter of Taste’ is a true highlight for our organization, thanks to the unwavering support of our donors and the unmatched talents of our culinary partners,” said Nancy Patota, Executive Director of The Arc Westchester Foundation. “For more than 15 years, the funds raised at this event have helped support the innovative and comprehensive programs that The Arc Westchester provides for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities throughout our community. We are thrilled with the food and beverage partners that will be participating, and look forward to celebrating our very deserving honorees.”


Founded in 1949, The Arc Westchester is the largest organization in the County supporting children, teens and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, including those on the autism spectrum, and their families. Over 800 employees provide more than 2,000 individuals with a broad range of programs and services throughout the “Arc of a Life” (i.e., early intervention, preschool, school-to-work, employment, residential, guardianship, recreational, advocacy and Wellness Center programs).

“A Matter of Taste” will take place on Tuesday, October 22, from 6:00-9:00 p.m. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit

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