We will be in attendance at A Taste of Westchester 2013 on Monday, November 4, to join Cerebral Palsy of Westchester in raising money for individuals with developmental disabilities. The event will feature top chefs and restaurants from the area including 42 Restaurant, 808 Bistro, Angelina’s, Blue Moon Mexican Café, Brio Tuscan Grille, Café of Love, Cathy’s Biscotti and many others. Click here to see the full list of participating restaurants.
All proceeds from the event will go towards Cerebral Palsy of Westchester and the various programs that assist children and adults with disabilities. For reservations or more information regarding the event, call Stephanie Russo at (914) 937-3800 or email at Stephanie.Russo@cpwestchester.org.
We caught up with Stephanie Russo to learn more about Cerebral Palsy of Westchester and the upcoming Taste of Westchester event.
FP: Can you tell us a little bit about Cerebral Palsy of Westchester and your role?
SR: Since 1949, Cerebral Palsy of Westchester has been the leading non-profit organization in Westchester County, providing essential services to children and adults with cerebral palsy and other developmental disabilities. It has always been our purpose to help people realize their goals, build brighter futures, and lead more independent lives as members of their community. On any given day, more than 400 dedicated staff members assist over 1,000 individuals from the surrounding areas. Our experienced and caring teams of professionals ensure that we offer our consumers the very best services.
I’m one of the Associate Executive Directors at the agency. I have been with Cerebral Palsy for almost 10 years and enjoy my role in helping others. I oversee our Administrative Departments which includes our Development and Public Relations Office.
FP: We love the concept of the Taste of Westchester event! How did the concept come about?
SR: The Taste of Westchester event was started at Cerebral Palsy of Westchester about 14 years ago by our Board of Directors. I love all the participating restaurants and think it is great to have a variety for the guests to try different cuisines.
FP: We ask this question to everyone…what are some of your guilty pleasures? We like to call them foodie pleasures, hence the name 🙂
SR: I’m a dessert person.. I love to indulge in dessert after a hearty meal!
FP: We can’t lie, we love our share of dessert after a great meal! Thank you so much for your time. We look forward to the event!