Mar 102014
 

Students and staff in Nashoba Tech’s Culinary Arts and Hotel & amp; Restaurant Management programs hold a planning session for the annual Taste of Nashoba Valley on Tuesday, March 18, hosted by the Nashoba Valley Chamber of Commerce. Clockwise from left are Kristin Butcher (junior, Townsend), Trevor Barry (freshman, Pepperell), Madaline Falcone (junior, Westford), Emily Morrison (junior, Chelmsford), Chef-Instructor Fran Zentgraf, Nala Thoummavong (junior, Shirley), Benjamin Marinelli (freshman, Harvard), Chef-Instructor Steve Whiting, Shannon Harrison-Fisher (junior, Pepperell) and Kevin Goulart (junior, Chelmsford).

Students and staff in Nashoba Tech’s Culinary Arts and Hotel & Restaurant Management programs hold a planning session for the annual Taste of Nashoba Valley on Tuesday, March 18, hosted by the Nashoba Valley Chamber of Commerce. Clockwise from left are Kristin Butcher, Trevor Barry, Madaline Falcone, Emily Morrison, Chef-Instructor Fran Zentgraf, Nala Thoummavong, Benjamin Marinelli, Chef-Instructor Steve Whiting, Shannon Harrison-Fisher, and Kevin Goulart.

The Nashoba Valley Chamber of Commerce’s 13th Annual “Taste of Nashoba Valley,” sponsored by Hilton Garden Inn, Great American Grill, SpringHill Suites by Marriott and Devens Common Center will be held on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 from 5:30-8:00 p.m. at the Lawrence Academy Stone Athletic Center in Groton.

The Nashoba Valley Chamber is committed to the development of a strong, healthy economy in the communities where we live and do business. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door.

Once again, the Taste Committee will partner with local nonprofit organizations to help them raise funds for the organization. They may be purchased from these eight local ticket partners that receive $5 for each ticket they sell:

  • Ayer Fire Department
  • Ayer Shirley Lions
  • Ayer Business Alliance (@J & amp; S Business Products & amp; Kelley’s Hallmark)
  • Friends of the Lawrence Library (Pepperell)
  • Friends of the Reuben Hoar Library (Littleton)
  • Groton Fire Department
  • Groton-Dunstable Booster Club
  • Westford Historical Society & amp; Museum

Food vendors who have confirmed already (more are expected to register):

  • Annie’s Gluten-Free Bakery
  • Apple Hill Farm and Country Club
  • Bailey’s Bar & amp; Grille
  • Bliss Bakery
  • Bull Run Restaurant
  • Burtons Grill
  • Carlson Orchards
  • Coleman Catering
  • Devens Common Center
  • Devens Grill
  • Dolce Wood Fired Italian Grille
  • DoubleTree by Hilton
  • Evivva Cucina
  • FeastTivities Catering
  • Gibbet Hill Grill
  • Golden Girl Granola
  • Great American Grill
  • Groton Wellness
  • Holiday Inn Boxborough
  • Jack O’Lantern Wine & amp; Spirits
  • Michele’s Gourmet Popcorn
  • Nashoba Café @ Nashoba Valley Medical Center
  • Nashoba Valley Technical High School
  • Rangoli Grill
  • Red Tail Golf Club
  • Rivercourt Residences
  • Shaker Hills Country Club
  • Shriver Job Corps Center
  • Slavin in the Kitchen
  • Still River Winery
  • Stonehedge Inn
  • Sweet Lydia’s
  • The Outlook Restaurant at Nashoba Valley Ski Area/Sunset Tiki Bar and Grill
  • VESTA Mobile Wood-Fired Pizza
  • Wachusett Brewery

NVTHS Culinary Arts Students Plan A Winning Entree

WESTFORD — Staff and students in Nashoba Valley Technical High School’s Culinary Arts and Hotel/Restaurant Management programs are sharpening the knives and perfecting the recipe as they prepare for what they hope is a successful return to the Nashoba Valley Chamber of Commerce’s annual Taste of Nashoba Valley competition after an unplanned hiatus last year.

Nashoba Tech has won the coveted Best Entrée category — the Best Movie category of the Taste of Nashoba Valley — four of the five times it has competed, including a three-year string from 2008 to 2010 before returning to the winner’s circle in 2012.

In 2013, a snowstorm closed the school the day of the event, so Nashoba Tech was unable to compete.

The 13th annual Taste of Nashoba Valley is Tuesday, March 18, from 5:30 to 8 p.m., at Lawrence Academy.

This year, Nashoba Tech’s entree will be Encrusted Rack of Lamb on a bed of Ratatouille with a Veal Demiglaze.