SOURCE: Marriott International

Marriott International

November 25, 2014 16:19 ET

Albany, NY Hotel Celebrates Medal Winning Executive Chef

Albany Marriott Hosts the 24th Annual Culinary Cornucopia Awarding Area Chefs

ALBANY, NY--(Marketwired - Nov 25, 2014) - For the 23rd consecutive year, Albany Marriott was proud to host the 24th Culinary Cornucopia. The yearly event brought nine Albany chefs to compete for the benefit of Living Resources, an organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities.

The fundraiser took place on November 2nd, and contestants were judged on standards of prep, appearance, taste, and preparation set forth by the American Culinary Federation. Among the nine local chefs participating was Nate Kutzscher, the Executive Chef of Marriott's distinguished hotel in Albany, NY. Living Resources announced that Nate and his team from Albany Marriott were awarded with a bronze medal for their gourmet banquet meal.

In charge of both of Albany Marriott's delicious menus, Executive Chef Nate Kutzscher's award-winning work can be enjoyed at his two Albany hotel restaurants -- The Market, and Chats. The Market features a diverse menu filled with modern American cuisine blending the flare of gourmet cooking with the comfort of familiar meals. Chats offers guests more upscale international cuisine and provides an elegant, speak-easy atmosphere that's made for late-night rendezvous. These two impressive dining options, spearheaded by Chef Kutzscher make Albany Marriott truly unique among Albany Airport hotels. A great stop for any weary traveler.

While both Chef Nate and Marriott are thrilled with the distinction that the ACF-awarded bronze medal brings to his career and their hotel, the real honor was preparing a meal for the benefit of the Living Resources organization. More closely involved with this worthy event than any other hotels near Albany Airport, hosting Culinary Cornucopia, and helping provide essential services for individuals with developmental disabilities and traumatic brain injuries, many of whom are counted among our country's veterans, is something that Albany Marriott looks forward to every year and hopes to continue into the future.

Whether traveling to Albany for business or on a weekend getaway to explore New York's great capital, Albany Marriott welcomes everyone to enjoy their stylish and efficient guest rooms. Make sure to indulge in some of Executive Chef Nate Kutzscher's delectable menus at The Market and Chats. Sleep easy on the hotel's plush bedding and know that you're staying with a hotel that gives back to its community this holiday season.

About the Albany Marriott
Just as Albany is New York's capital, the Albany Marriott reigns among other local hotels for its extensive amenities and superior service. Guests of this conveniently located hotel will look forward to relaxing in guest rooms outfitted with plush bedding, cable/satellite television, high-speed Internet access and spacious bathrooms. Two Concierge Levels and one Executive Level are also available for enhanced comfort. While the hotel offers more than 16,000 square feet of versatile event space, visitors will look forward to downtime, thanks to the two pools, state-of-the-art fitness center and two restaurants. And when it's time to explore the state capital, guests will find themselves ideally positioned near shopping, dining, museums and a variety of businesses and leisure destinations. Staying at the best, after all, has its advantages.

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