Schenectady Greenmarket has announced that Ric Orlando, past winner of the popular Food Network show “Chopped,” will be appearing at the market on Sunday, October 17, 2010, from 10 am to 2 pm.  Orlando will be at the Local Expert Table during the outdoor market, which takes place around City Hall, Jay Street, Schenectady.


Ric Orlando


Ric Orlando has earned a national renown for his passion for the flavors and ingredients of the world community, and for his talents as a chef, lecturer, author, and media source.  As you may know, Orlando was a past winner on “Chopped,” and recently competed (unsuccessfully) for a spot in the show’s $50,000 Champions Tournament.

Ric has been preparing and promoting both global and local food for over 20 years. New World Home Cooking Co. is a Hudson Valley landmark and the the Albany Gastro-Pub he designed and manages, New World Bistro Bar, is a local BEST OF winner. His recipes and commentary are consistently in demand by the regional media. His tireless work in promoting the products, people, and beauty of the region has made him one of the Hudson Valley’s best known Chefs.

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Which reminds me…I have to get to the market this Sunday to make another payment  – I’ve got my Thanksgiving turkey on layaway from Mariaville Angus Farm.