Glenmeadow Learning Offers Summer Cooking with a Celebrated Chef

Talk scheduled for May 19 in West Springfield

WEST SPRINGFIELD – Glenmeadow Retirement will offer a multifaceted cooking presentation by James Beard Award-winning chef Sanford D’Amato on Tuesday, May 19 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Storrowton Carriage House.

During his presentation, “From Garden to Table: A Celebrated Chef Creates with Summer Herbs,” D’Amato will discuss his background, read from his memoir – GOOD STOCK: Life on a Low Simmer, which includes recipes – and discuss herbs that can be used through the summer season.

D’Amato will close the event with a cooking demonstration.

D’Amato graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in 1974 and worked in various New York City restaurants through the 70s. In 1980, he returned home to Milwaukee to eventually open Sanford Restaurant with his wife, Angie, in the site of his grandfather’s and father’s grocery store. The D’Amatos achieved the highest Zagat Guide rating given for food and service during their 23 years of ownership.

Sanford D’Amato has received numerous national awards and accolades in the media during his career, including being personally chosen by Julia Child to cook for her 80th birthday, and preparing a luncheon for His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet.

Photo by Kevin J. Miyazaki/PLATE

Sandy and Angie D'Amato at their home and business, Good Stock Farm in Hatfield.

D’Amato and his wife now operate Good Stock Farm in Hatfield and lead demonstration or hands-on cooking classes followed by lunch or dinner. The March 2015 issue of Food & Wine Magazine recently recognized Good Stock Farm as one of six best new cooking schools in the country.

The free event will be held at the Storrowton Carriage House located at 1305 Memorial Avenue. Seating is limited, and registration is required; call (413) 567-7800 or email Visit for more information.

Established in 1884, Glenmeadow is a nonprofit, accredited continuing care retirement community; it provides independent and assisted living at its campus at 24 Tabor Crossing in Longmeadow and expanded Glenmeadow at Home services throughout greater Springfield.

“As a nonprofit, our mission is to serve seniors and their families. One of the ways we do that is by providing free educational offerings in convenient locations throughout the area,” said Tim Cotz, president and CEO.