BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — Thursday was the 10th Annual Achieve NY Savor the Summer event, as participants got the chance to not only try some of the finest dining in the Southern Tier, but support a good cause while doing so.
The group serves more than 2,000 individuals with developmental disabilities every year through vocational and social programs, and the event was expected to raise almost $50,000 for the non-profit.
Roughly 45 local restaurants, breweries and wineries brought their culinary chops to the event, leaving attendees extremely satisfied.
“I wouldn’t necessarily be able to go to all of these different places, so it’s good to pick and choose and see what I like and maybe find a new place,” said Alexis Savidge, of Endicott.
The event also featured live music and a silent auction, in addition to the dining options.
Local chefs said Savor the Summer was an opportunity to put their skill to the test.
“It was gonna have 400 plus people, so it was a good opportunity for people to see what we do at Moxie,” said Mark Tedeschi, one of the owners. “That’s why we cooked the paella on site, so people could get a flavor of what we do.”
Achieve NY was started in 1952 by ten families who wanted better lives for their children with disabilities.