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Great Chefs

Welcome to “Great Chefs of Westchester Cook for WCC.” Great Chefs is a series of tantalizing cooking demonstrations and three course dinners featuring some of Westchester’s most celebrated chefs. The demonstrations will take place at WCC’s main campus in Valhalla in our state of the art Instructional Kitchens and Culinary Dining Room. Each event will tempt your palette and satisfy your culinary cravings. Host chef, Philip McGrath, Curriculum Chair of Culinary Arts & Management at WCC and former chef and owner of Iron Horse Grill, has assembled a stellar cast of culinary celebrities who will create epicurean delights and teach you how to dazzle dinner guests.

The evening begins with a demonstration of the how-to’s of each three course meal. Afterward, enjoy the chef’s succulent creations paired with an accompanying wine or beer. Each guest will leave with recipes for dinner and beer/wine pairing information. Sign up for one or two events or the entire series! All of this decadence is in support of scholarships and programs for WCC Students.


 2016 President’s Forum


Sunday, November 20, 2016

Forum 2:30 – 4:30 pm

Reception 4:30- 5:30 pm 

The tumultuous campaign season will have ended, and the newly elected 45th President of the United States will be preparing for the Inauguration when we gather in November for Westchester Community College Foundation’s President’s Forum.  As our complex society faces the challenges that lie ahead for the nation, we must wonder if our leaders will remember the words of President Lyndon B. Johnson, when he said, “Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose.”

Join us as we bring together an outstanding team of American journalists, who will evaluate the just finished Election Campaign and will discuss the challenges ahead for both the new President and the new leaders in Congress.

Ruth Marcus
Editorial Board and op-ed columnist for The Washington Post, specializing in American politics and domestic policy.   She was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary.

Jason Riley
A member of The Wall Street Journal Editorial Board where he writes on politics, economics, education, immigration and race, among other subjects. Mr. Riley is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and a commentator for Fox News.

Bret Stephens
The author of America in Retreat: The New Isolationism and the Coming Global Disorder, he is the Deputy Editorial Page Editor and Pulitzer Prize winning journalist at The Wall Street Journal, where he is responsible for the international opinion pages.  He is a regular panelist on Fox News as well as other political talk shows.

Maureen Dowd
Ms. Dowd, winner of the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for distinguished commentary and author of two New York Times best sellers, became a New York Times Op-Ed columnist in 1995. Her most recent book is The Year of Voting Dangerously: The Derangement of American Politics.

The President’s Forum is supported by Barbara Abeles, logos for Con Ed, JP Morgan Abigail Kirsch