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Pantry Food Cooking with a Twist – The Abbey Group Makes the News!

We are so excited to share another cooking segment hosted by our own Middlebury Chef Bill Greene which aired on December 4th on ABC22.

Chef Bill prepared a few simple items using ingredients found at the local food pantry to go in conjunction with the efforts to promote the Holiday Chittenden County Can Drive.

check out the whole segment here!



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Abbey Group’s Capitol Chef Ray Wood Makes the News!

A big congratulations to State Capitol Chef Ray Wood for being presented with the Spirit of ADA Award from the Governor’s Committee on the Employment of People with Disabilities.

“This award is presented to individuals and businesses who reflect the spirit of the american with disabilities act in employment practices, including accessibility, recruiting, hiring, accommodating and support of  a persons with disability as an overall employment strategy.

Executive Chef Ray Wood is an employer who as a way of making his employees feel truly valued. while teaching culinary work skills, he also teaches skills that transfer into one’s personal life, going above and beyond to help employees reach their own full potential. when one individual with a disability was seeking a job, Ray Wood offered a tour of the kitchen and in informational interview. this led to a two week work experience and, ultimately, a competitive employment position. Ray Wood demonstrates outstanding respect for the individual, and the willingness, patience, and gentle direction needed to give each employee the opportunity to succeed.”

Ray has been working with us at The Capitol Food Court for over ten years.

Ray Wood Award 2015

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Jr Iron Chef Vermont, a Pioneering Program

The Abbey Group’s Chef Steve Learned was recently quoted in an article about Vermont Jr. Iron Chef! The Abbey Group is involved in many teams around the state which compete in the Annual competition. Check out the article below  for more information about this great event!

Jr. Iron Chef Vermont, a Pioneering Program




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Our newest TV Star, Chef Joe Gerardi makes his Debut

Chef Joe Gerardi, usually seen around the Fall Mountain region in New Hampshire, will be featured on Manchester’s WMUR for a cooking segment.

Joe made some delicious Zucchini Fritters. Check out the recipe below and some shots from the set!

4 cups shredded zucchini

1 egg

2/3 cup w wheat flour

1/4 cup chopped scallion

Salt n pepper

Drop batter on pan and bake or saute in pan Mm mm good!

zucchini fritters IMG_4387 IMG_4399 IMG_4400

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