Grab a Fork & Reservation as Blythedale Kicks Off 1st Annual “Dine Out” Fundraiser

Waldy Malouf (left), celebrity chef, restaurateur and "Dine Out For Blythedale Children's Hospital" event chair, participates in cooking demonstration with patients, parents and staff.

On May 29, 2018, smiles and smoothies were plentiful at Blythedale Children’s Hospital in Valhalla, N.Y. for the kickoff of the 1st Annual “Dine Out For Blythedale” fundraiser.

Celebrity chef, restaurateur and event chair, Waldy Malouf, welcomed patients from the Hospital’s Inpatient and Day Hospital Units, parents and staff to the inaugural event.

Donning a purple “Dine Out” apron, Chef Malouf flipped the fun switch and showcased his skills to create blended beverages with healthy fruits and vegetables during a cooking demonstration.

“We’re here promoting an event we’re doing on October 23, 2018, called ‘Dine Out For Blythedale’ featuring participating restaurants from Westchester, Dutchess, the Hudson Valley, Capital Region and beyond,” said Chef Malouf, a graduate and current Senior Director of Food and Beverage Operations at The Culinary Institute of America. “All you have to do is go out to eat, have fun and then the restaurants will donate a portion of the proceeds to this great hospital.”

The money raised will support the care and treatment of Blythedale’s medically complex children, specifically, the “Tiny Miracles Program”, which serves the Hospital’s smallest and most fragile babies.

Larry Levine, President and CEO of Blythedale Children’s Hospital, emphasized the importance and vital need for this special event. “About 50% of our patients are under the age of one and many come to us from the neonatal intensive care units from the New York metropolitan region,” he said. “The proceeds from ‘Dine Out’ are going to this important inpatient program to help it continue to grow and flourish.”

Special thanks to Chef Hector Rodriguez, Manager of Blythedale’s Café, and the Hospital’s Child Life, Clinical Nutrition and Development Departments.

To date, participating restaurants include: AJ’s Burgers (New Rochelle, N.Y.), Cantina Lobos (Pelham, N.Y.), Crabtree’s Kittle House (Chappaqua, N.Y.), Il Sorriso Ristorante Italiano (Irvington, N.Y.), La Bocca Ristorante (White Plains, N.Y.), La Fontanella (Pelham, N.Y.), Landmark Diner (Ossining, N.Y.), Modern on the Rails (Mamaroneck, N.Y.), Rivermarket (Tarrytown, N.Y.), Saint George Bistro (Irvington, N.Y.) Tarry Tavern (Tarrytown, N.Y.),  Tastefully Yours (Briarcliff Manor, N.Y.), The Barley House Restaurant & Tavern (Thornwood, N.Y.), The Boathouse (Ossining, N.Y.), The Parlor (Dobbs Ferry, N.Y.),  The Tavern at Croton Landing (Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y.), Tramonto (Valhalla, N.Y.), Tre Angelina Northern Italian Cuisine (White Plains, N.Y.), Coppola’s (Hyde Park, N.Y.), Cosimo’s Trattoria (Poughkeepsie, NY.), Pizzeria Posto (Rhinebeck, N.Y.), Savona’s Trattoria (Red Hook, N.Y.) and Reel Seafood Company (Albany, N.Y.).

For more information about how you can help #feedourmission and participate in “Dine Out For Blythedale”,
please call (914) 831-2544 and speak with Robert Lane, Chief Development Officer at Blythedale Children’s Hospital, or Christina Caras, Director of Special Events and Prospect Research at Blythedale Children’s Hospital. You can also log onto our website at www.blythedale.org/DineOut or follow us on Facebook @DineOutForBlythedale, Twitter @DineOutForBCH or Instagram @dineoutforblythedale.

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For more information about Dine Out for Blythedale, or to sign-up your restaurant, please contact Special Events Coordinator, Toni Marie Favata.
(914) 831-2454 | Tfavata@blythedale.org
 

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