6:00 pm March 12th at 111 Chop House

For the third year in a row, many of the area’s finest restaurants have joined together in celebration and support of Massachusetts Restaurant Day for No Kid Hungry. Proceeds will help families throughout the state learn to shop smarter, use nutrition information to make healthier choices, and cook delicious, affordable meals. Reserve your seats now.

6:00 PM: Sparkling Wine Cocktail Reception

The night begins with a cocktail reception of guests accompanied by passed appetizers.


Coffee lacquered pork belly with pepper jelly

Prepared by Smokestack Urban Barbecue


Seared ahi tuna, wonton crisp, cucumber, avocado-wasabi mousse, tobiko

Prepared by Niche Hospitality


Cheddar grits with chorizo and shishito pepper

Prepared by Sonoma Restaurant


Razor Clams, preserved lemon, salsa verde

Prepared by Worcester Restaurant Group

7:00 PM: Main Courses

First Course

Farro and Goji berry stuffed quail with fig and lavender demi-glace

Prepared by Sonoma Restaurant

Second Course

Serrano wrapped swordfish, stewed Peruvian butter beans, saffron, garlic, baby fennel, citrus & chili roasted wild mushroom salad

Prepared by Niche Hospitality

Third Course

Duck breast with roasted sweet potato purée, cracklin’ salad, and cane syrup-mustard glaze

Prepared by Romaine’s Wood Grill & Bar

Fourth Course

Slow braised short rib, corn polenta, strawberry soffritto, house made ricotta cheese, micro basil

Prepared by Worcester Restaurant Group


Bittersweet Chocolate mousse cake with ganache and raspberry sauce

Prepared by Worcester Technical High School Culinary Department

Reserve Your Seat Now

Over the last year, Cooking Matters conducted 63 tours in Central Massachusetts, reaching 638 individuals.
• 27 Hands-On Cooking Courses: Impacting 370 participants


Alternatives Unlimited
Clark Memorial YMCA
Community Healthlink
Family Health Center of Worcester
Fanning Learning Center
Fitchburg Public Schools
Franklin Food Pantry
Jewish Family Services of Metrowest
Montachusett Opportunity Council (MOC)
Silver Leaf Terrace
Webster Public Schools
Worcester Community Action Council
Worcester Family Partnership
Worcester Head Start
YOU Inc.

Your support for our fundraiser is appreciated. We encourage you to consider event sponsorship opportunities.