Cortland Community Comes Together to Raise Over $20,000 throughout the Month to Support the YWCA Cortland Aid to Victims of Violence Program.

Not your typical fundraiser…Eat for a cause. Stand for the mission!
Hosted by Greek Peak Mountain Resort
Presented by Platinum Sponsors: Coffee ManiaCFCU Community Credit Union, and Christopher Community 

On Thursday, October 20, 24 local leaders competed to have the best dish at the 3rd Annual Chefs Take a Stand Against Domestic Violence event. This fundraiser supports the Aid to Victims of Violence program so they can provide services to those who need it most in our community. Competing for bragging rights, the chefs served delicious samples of appetizers, entrees, and desserts to a sold-out crowd of hungry ticketholders.

Congratulations to the Winners and Runners-Up!

Pictured from left to right: Linda Glover (Best Dessert Runner-Up), Luke Szabo (Best Appetizer Winner),  Tara Larrabee (Best Appetizer Runner-Up), Tammy Timmerman (Best Dessert Winner), Ty Marshal (Best Entree and Best Overall Dish Winner), Diane Timmons-Shaffer (Best Entree Runner-Up)

 Check out the full photo album on Facebook!

A Huge Thank You to Participating Chefs

Best Dish (Overall)   
Ty Marshal / Executive Director / Center for the Arts of Homer / Korean Burger Sliders

Best Appetizer
Luke Szabo / Owner / Scratch Farmhouse Catering / Rosemary Goat Cheese Panna Cotta with Honeynut Squash & Olive Oil Jam Balsamic Pearls

Best Entree
Ty Marshal / Executive Director / Center for the Arts of Homer / Korean Burger Sliders

Best Dessert
Tammy Timmerman / Co-Owner / Willowbrook Golf Club, Inc. / Boozy Irishman

Tim Alger / Realtor / Yaman Real Estate / Jelly Jumbles

Michelle Brooks / Co-Owner / Coffee Mania / Coffee & Brownies {Plain, Cheesecake, & Peanut Butter}

Karen Caminiti / Retired / Bloody Mary Poached Shrimp

Joseph DeShaw / Resort Chef / Greek Peak Mountain Resort / Braised Local Elk & Smoked Ricotta Crostini

Matthew Diamond / Chef / Gorgers / Housemade Smoked Italian Sausage & Duck Riggies

Cris Donovan / Executive Director / Racker / Apple & Cheese Tart

Evan Geibel / Publisher / Cortland Standard / Albondigas {Spanish Meatballs}

Charles Glover / Retired Fire Chief / Corland Fire Department / Sausage Balls

Linda Glover / Owner & Operator /  Shakin’ the Tree / Also: Retired YWCA AVV Director / Raspberry-Chocolate Cheesecake Bites

Bob Haight / President & CEO / Cortland Area Chamber of Commerce/ Beef Tips

Matt Hollenbeck / Steward / Hollenbeck’s Cider Mill / Hollenbeck’s Sweet Cider & Dutch Apple Pie

Wes Kryger / President /Greek Peak Mountain Resort/ Wes’s Wicked Good Chili

Tara Larrabee / Front of House Manager / Hope Lake Carvers Restaurant / Also: Former  YWCA Office Manager / Cheesy Stuffed Meatballs

Hal McCabe / Mayor / Village of Homer / Cacio y Pepe with Sage, Butternut Squash, Zucchini, & Sausage

Tim Perfetti / Chair / Cortland County Democratic Committee / Also: Vestal Asphalt Employee / Stuffed Cherry Peppers

Robert Pitman / Chief of Police / Village of Homer Police Department/ Sweet Sausage Chili

David Rutherford / Executive Director / Cornell Cooperative Extension of Cortland County / Wicked Good Vegan Chili

Paul Sandy and David Guerrera/ Chief of Police and Deputy Chief / City of Cortland Police Department / Cowboy Bean Casserole

Diane Timmons-Shaffer / Executive Chef / Guthrie Cortland Medical Center / Chicken Wing Dip Mac & Cheese

Scott Steve/ Mayor / City of Cortland / Potato Latkes

Tom Turck / Superintendent of Schools / Homer Central Schools / Sausage Broccoli Risotto

Wine & Beer Tastings Provided By:
Jason Kristof / Owner / Homer Hops Brewing/ “Apple Sauced” Seasonal Apple Ale, “Exit 12” Pale Ale, “Windows to the Wall” NEIPA

Holly Doe / Tasting Consultant/ Thirsty Owl Wine Company / Whites: 2019 Riesling, 2021 Diamond, 2021 Dry Riesling, 2021 Pinot Gris; Reds: 2021 Lot 99

October AVV Basket Raffle Winners

Coffee Art Basket / Melinda Stokoe

Gin It Up! Basket / Nancy Bracker

Let’s Get Cookin’ Basket / Lisa Snyder

It’s All in the Cards Basket / Chris Cecconi

Fall E-Scent-ials Basket / Miriam Astacio

Wine Time! Basket and Wine Rack / Crystal Johnson

BOO! Basket / Mary Fiske

Let’s Not Jump on the Banned Wagon: Read Banned Books! Basket / Darlene Winter

Wine Makes the World Go ‘Round Basket / Laurie Greene

Just Relax Basket / Mary Stevens

Brews and BBQ Basket / Brenda Comolli

OH so GOOD Basket / Pam Jenkins

Everything’s Better with Coffee & Chocolate Basket / Chris Cecconi

Puppy Love Basket / Kat Hofmann

Wishing You a Lotto Luck Lotto Tree / Camila Morgan

Woolful Basket / Jen Turck

SMASH the Patriarchy Basket / Alice Caughey

Dragonfly Wine Glow Basket / Tammy Timmerman

Whatever Floats Your Boat Basket / Susan Moore

Cookbook Extravaganza Basket / Meryl Fish

Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow Basket / Suzanne Moore

“Let’s Stay Home” Movie Night Basket / Michelle Baker

It’s All About the Lavender Basket / Terri Phillips

Black and White: At Home Basket / Stacey Noteboom


Thank You to Our Generous Chefs Take a Stand Event Sponsors!

Platinum Presenting Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Cayuga Medical Center / Crown Construction

Bronze Sponsors
Dryden Mutual Insurance / Goldwyn & Boyland Physical Therapy / Hollenbeck’s Cider Mill / Kiwanis Club of Cortland / Leach’s Custom Trash Service / Main Street Farms

2022 Persimmon Partners