DUTCHESS COUNTY, N.Y. -- Chef Dafna Mizrahi, champion of the Food Network's "Chopped" cooking competition and owner of Monte's Local Kitchen & Tap Room in Amenia, will host a free cooking class for school-aged children with special needs on Sunday, May 21 at Monte's.
Held from noon to 2 p.m., the class is part of Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro's ThinkDIFFERENTLY initiative which fosters a welcoming environment for people of all abilities.
During the event, children will learn about the importance of cooking with fresh ingredients and how to make a meal they'll enjoy.
The event is expected to fill up fast, so interested residents are asked to reserve a spot at www.dutchessny.gov/cooking .
The cooking class is just the latest event throughout Dutchess County to celebrate the innate ability in each resident.
Additional information regarding ThinkDIFFERENTLY is available here .
Monte's is at 3330 Route 343 in Amenia.