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Chef Turano’s Annual Holiday Fundraiser

I am hosting a fundraiser to benefit the Hematology/Oncology family resource program at Boston Children’s Hospital because I want every kid to have the best care possible.

The One Mission Resource Room is a center that helps provide services to over 45 families whose children are being treated at the Children’s Hospital Boston Oncology and Hematology Center by offering a space for patients and families to relax and connect with others going through a similar experience. Funded through donations from area businesses and families, The One Mission Resource Room is staffed by a patient and family educator who can help patients and families learn about their medical treatment. Whether the donated money be used for a morning coffee at the local Dunkin Donuts, or towards purchasing a generic American Express donation that can be used towards gas, or parking (daily routines that are often overlooked), each donation will help parents regain a sense of normalcy in their lives.

I can’t emphasize how much The One Mission Resource Room helped my family and I when we were going through this difficult time. It’s because of their team and services that we were able to maintain a sense of normalcy and routine. This December I am asking you to join me in raising money for The Resource Room, and in doing so, helping to put the cheer back in the holidays for these families.

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As a thank you, I would like to invite each one of you in to one of my restaurants. Simply print out your donation confirmation and bring it into Cook Newton or Cook Needham so that we can give you a gift card (of up to $20 value) in return.

Thank you, and Happy Holidays!

Paul Turano
Chef/Owner of Cook Restaurants

CLICK HERE TO DONATE

Additional Information: After donation, present your receipt at Cook Newton or Cook Needham to receive your gift certificate (of equal value, up to a $20 value). Limited to one gift certificate per person. Gift certificates cannot be combined with any other offer and can only be used at the respective restaurant. To receive gift certificate diners must visit Cook Newton or Cook Needham. Cannot be done online or via email.

Redeem: Cook Newton| 825 Washington Street, Newton, MA 02460 | 617-964-2665 |cooknewton.com

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Cook Needham| 109 Chapel St, Needham, MA 02492 | 781-400-5927 cookneedham.com

Cook For Charity With Amaka Ubaka

We are welcoming Channel 7 reporter/fill-in anchor Amaka Ubaka as part of our continuing “Cook for Charity” celebrity chef series. On Friday August 18th, from 6:00PM to 8:00PM, Amaka will roll up her sleeves and get cooking with Executive Chef/Owner Paul Turano to serve specialty flatbreads to benefit Project HOPE Boston!

In addition to our signature menu items, Amaka and our kitchen will be serving up “The Amaka” special, a house-made whipped ricotta and chicken sausage flatbread with local peach and arugula salad, $16. 100 percent of sales from each $16 “The Amaka” flatbread will be donated to Project HOPE Boston.

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Project HOPE Boston is a multi-service agency at the forefront of efforts in Boston to move families up and out of poverty. It provides low-income women with children access to education, jobs, housing, and emergency services; fosters their personal transformation; and works for broader systems change.

Prior to working for Channel 7 News, the Tallahassee native worked for WKMG- news 6 in Orlando, FL after graduating from the University of Miami. Amaka has covered several stories that have caught national attention in addition to covering 2012 Olympic swim trials and the NCAA College Baseball World Series. She has worked for several local stations around the country including KRCR ABC 7 in Redding, California and WOWT NBC 6 in Omaha, Nebraska. She joined the Channel 7 News team in May of 2016.

This night of cooking is one of several celebrity chef events here, all of which raise money and awareness about a charity chosen by the specific celebrity chef of the evening. The regular menu will also be available that night. For more information call 617-964-2665. Reservations are recommended.

Cook For Charity With Anna Rossi

We are welcoming NBC Boston correspondent Anna Rossi as part of our continuing “Cook for Charity” celebrity chef series. On Thursday, June 22nd, 2017 from 6:30PM to 8:30PM, Anna will trade in her microphone and get cooking with our Executive Chef/Owner Paul Turano, where they’ll be serving up flatbreads to benefit Lovin’ Spoonfuls!!

We will be serving up “The Brave Apron” special, a house-made white clam flatbread with fresh little necks, garlic infused olive oil, lemon and fresh oregano, $16. 100 percent of sales from each $16 “The Brave Apron” flatbread will be donated to Lovin’ Spoonfuls.

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Lovin’ Spoonfuls is dedicated to facilitating the rescue of healthy, fresh food from grocery stores, produce wholesalers, farms and farmers markets, and distributing it to community non-profits that feed hungry people across Eastern Massachusetts and the MetroWest. Lovin’ Spoonfuls is committed to addressing the health, environmental, and economic impact that food waste has on our community.

In 2012, Anna and her husband competed on FOX’s smash hit “MasterChef Season 3” where they earned praise for her favorite dishes like the white clam pizza and molten lava cake. In addition to cooking alongside culinary greats like Gordon Ramsay, Graham Elliot and Joe Bastianich, Anna’s recipes have been published in the MasterChef Ultimate Cookbook, Cosmopolitan.com, PRIME living, and more. She has worked as a contributing food writer for Northshore Magazine and made multiple appearances on FOX Boston, sharing recipes and cooking tips. She has taught in Ming Tsai’s kitchen at the Clarke Culinary Center and is currently the host of “The HUB Today,” a lifestyle segment on NBC Boston. Anna is also the founder of her lifestyle blog, “The Brave Apron.”

The regular menu will also be available. For more information, call 617-964-2665. Reservations are recommended.

Divine Cooking

COOK cooking class 3On Wednesday, June 21st, 2017, our Executive Chef/Owner Paul Turano will co-host two intimate cooking classes at Divine Design Center located at 2 Battery Wharf in downtown Boston!

Award-winning Chef Paul Turano will be joined by Kurt von Kahle of Kurt’s Kitchen, chef and kitchen appliance expert, will teach students how to cook up a mouthwatering three-course menu based on classic Cook dishes while utilizing top-of-the-line appliances in Divine’s state-of-the-art showroom.

Don’t miss the chance to learn first-hand from the industry’s most seasoned professionals.

Tickets are $125 per person and include a cooking demonstration and three-course meal with beverages.

For more information call 617.964.2465.

Celebrate Passover at Cook!

Celebrate the beginning of Passover with our special Passover menu! From April 10th – April 18th, we are offering traditional Seder fare with our own twist.

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Specials include:

MATZO BALL SOUP 8.

CHAROSET 6.
raisins, apricots, cranberries, apples,
Manischewitz wine, cinnamon, clove, orange zest

VEAL PASTRAMI 24.
fondant potatoes, sautéed spinach, horseradish jus

COOKIE PLATE 7.
almond cookie with cardamom apricot jam (gf)
coconut macaroon (gf)
coco date fig bar
matzo toffee

Note: The regular menu will also be available.

Mardi Gras at Cook!

We’re bringing Bourbon Street to Boston! Join us for our Mardi Gras specials inspired by New Orleans’ favorite feast. On Tuesday, February 28th we are expanding our intimate neighborhood vibe to include the carnival’s vibrant energy.

 

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You can indulge in small plates like Bourbon Honey Mustard Wings, or feast on flavor-packed entrees like Drunken Mussels made with Andouille Sausage, and a Cajun Shrimp Flatbread with a spicy garlic cream. Sweeten the Mardi Gras meal with an order of house-made Beignets. Toast the night with the Special Fat Tuesday cocktail with Bulleit Rye, Myers Dark Rum and grapefruit. Reservations are recommended.

Valentine’s Day at Cook!

We’ve been cooking up something special for Valentine’s Day! Join us for a full night of romance and romantic specials from February 10th-14th!

Cook For Charity With Kerry Kavanaugh

We are inviting you to a night of charity and celebrity chefs! Join us on Thursday, March 16th, 2017 from 6:30PM to 8:30PM for our continued celebrity chef series “Cook for Charity”. Our celebrity chef for the night is FOX25 anchor Kerry Kavanaugh!

Kavanaugh and our own Executive Chef Paul Turano will be serving the “The Kavanaugh Flatbread” to benefit Boston Partners in Education. “The Kavanaugh Flatbread” is made with prosciutto, oven roasted tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, arugula and balsamic glaze. 100 % of sales from each $16 “The Kavanaugh Flatbread” will be donated to Boston Partners in Education. Boston Partners in Education enhances the academic achievement and nurtures the personal growth of Boston’s public school students by providing them with focused, individualized, in-school volunteer support.

Kerry K

Kerry is an investigative reporter and the weekend evening anchor for FOX25 News at 6 and 10. A native of Medford, MA, and a Boston College graduate, Kerry has worked across the country covering breaking news. In 2009, the Society of Professional Journalists awarded her first place for consumer reporting in Florida and The Associated Press of Iowa and the Iowa Broadcast News Association honored her series of stories with first place in documentary awards. The Emmy award-nominated broadcast journalist is fluent in Spanish and she loves traveling and trying new restaurants.

This night of cooking is one of several celebrity chef events at Cook, all of which raise money and awareness about a charity chosen by the specific celebrity chef of the evening. The regular menu will also be available on the night. Reservations are recommended by calling 617-964-2665.

Chef Turano’s Annual Holiday Fundraiser

I am hosting a fundraiser to benefit the Hematology/Oncology family resource program at Boston Children’s Hospital because I want every kid to have the best care possible. The One Mission Resource Room is a center that helps provide services to over 45 families whose children are being treated at the Children’s Hospital Boston Oncology and Hematology Center by offering a space for patients and families to relax and connect with others going through a similar experience. Funded through donations from area businesses and families, The One Mission Resource Room is staffed by a patient and family educator who can help patients and families learn about their medical treatment. Whether the donated money be used for a morning coffee at the local Dunkin Donuts, or towards purchasing a generic American Express donation that can be used towards gas, or parking (daily routines that are often overlooked), each donation will help parents regain a sense of normalcy in their lives.

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 “I can’t emphasize how much The One Mission Resource Room helped my family and I when we were going through this difficult time. It’s because of their team and services that we were able to maintain a sense of normalcy and routine. This December I am asking you to join me in raising money for The Resource Room, and in doing so, helping to put the cheer back in the holidays for these families.”

As a thank you, I would like to invite each one of you in to my restaurant. Simply print out your donation confirmation and bring it into Cook so that we can give you a gift card (of up to $20 value) in return.

Thank you, and Happy Holidays!
Paul Turano

Click here to donate!