Join us on April 29 at the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts' A Recipe to End Hunger Gala! Edible Pioneer Valley is a media sponsor for this fantastic night.
Come out to this exciting event to help raise money for a good cause, enjoy delicious food from across the Valley, and dance the night away!
We're profiling all the chefs and restaurants who'll be giving generously of their time and talent.
Deb Snow, Chef and Owner, Blue Heron Restaurant & Catering
Why is it important to support the work of the Food Bank?
Barbara and I founded the Blue Heron in the principle of contributing to a sustainable community. Western Massachusetts is abundant with wonderful food, yet there are many in our community who regularly go hungry. I believe it is our responsibility to help feed our neighbors and work towards ending hunger in our community, which is what the Food Bank works to do.
What dish will you be serving? How does this dish represent you?
We will be serving a trio of dishes: mini lobster tacos in jicama shells, cacio e pepe, and a salad of bitter greens. These dishes represent our menu at the Blue Heron, which is inspired by the flavors of the world and executed with regional, seasonal and sustainably raised ingredients.
What is the one reason people should come to the Gala?
The Food Bank provides essential services to those most vulnerable and in need in our community. The Gala allows us to celebrate the work of the Food Bank while learning more about their work and the work still to be done to end hunger in Western Massachusetts.
About Blue Heron Restaurant & Catering
Inspired by their lifelong love of food and hospitality, Deborah Snow and Barbara White opened the Blue Heron Restaurant on the banks of the Sawmill River in Montague, Massachusetts in 1997. The Blue Heron quickly rose to prominence as one of the best restaurants in the Pioneer Valley. After a successful six year run, Deborah and Barbara went in search of a new location to accommodate their growing customer base. The vacant Old Town Hall in Sunderland seemed like the perfect spot, and in 2004 the Blue Heron re-opened in its current home.