Monday, April 3, 2017

Jackie Baldwin memorial scholarship fundraiser planned

Jackie Baldwin
An inaugural fundraiser for the Chef Jackie Baldwin Memorial Scholarship is being put together for June 19.

The scholarship, honoring the late trailblazing chef who died in March of 2016 of lung cancer, is being created at the Schenectady County Community College Culinary Arts Program.

The fundraiser will offer more than a dozen local-chef-sponsored food stations, a culinary student competition, a cash bar, silent auction, music, and memory table of Baldwin's accolades.

Baldwin, a native of Troy, was one of the first high-profile female chefs in the Greater Capital Region. Among many highlights of her career were serving as executive chef at RPI for the Sodexho food service company for 13 years before moving into a multi-state supervisory position with the company that she held until her death; hosting dinners at the James Beard House in 2006 and 2007; Price Chopper food manger for five years; house manager at the Steuben Club; executive chef at Hiland Park Golf Course; executive chef at L'Ecole Encore, and other positions and competition awards.

Tickets for the June event, to be held at Franklin Terrace Ballroom, 126 Campbell Avenue, Troy, are available online.

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