Chefs representing the Fort William Henry Resort shared first place in the annual “A Taste of Albany” charity fundraiser held recently.
Executive Chef Anthony Teta and Chef Melissa Doney represented Fort William Henry at the event, in which more than 40 prestigious Capital District restaurants participated.
The event raised more than $75,000 for the work of the Interfaith Partnership for the Homeless.
Also winning the competition was the noted Albany eatery 677 Prime.
Event attendees voted by “blind taste” for their favorites entries from the top restaurants within 100 miles of the Capital Region, including Yono’s, Central Steak and Grappa 72, the Fort’s Chef Teta said.
“It’s a great event and a real honor to be recognized among all of these extraordinary chefs,” said Teta, who has worked at Fort William Henry for more than five years.
Doney is no stranger to culinary competition. She was a contestant in Season 8 of the Fox television show, “Hell’s Kitchen” featuring celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay.
“We are so proud of Tony and Melissa,” said Robert Flacke Sr., President of the Fort William Henry Corp. “Our guests are well aware of their significant culinary skills and now the Albany community has also been given the heads up that a trip up North is well worth it.”