800 South Main Street
Canandaigua, NY 14424

585.394.7070

We’re Passionate About New York

Located in the heart of the Finger Lakes, New York Kitchen is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting healthy lifestyles and thriving communities by leveraging the stories of agriculture, food, and craft beverages to inspire creative exploration of the incredible
bounty of New York State.

Each day, New York Kitchen drives this mission forward through programming that includes:

Educational hands-on cooking classes and programs

Wine and craft beverage classes and experiences

Industry certification courses and training 

100% New York State tasting room

Junior Chef youth programming

New York Kitchen draws upwards of 70,000 visitors each year. We offer an array of inviting experiences that proudly highlight and promote the quality, diversity, and economic impact of food and beverages that originate in New York State. New York Kitchen, formerly known as The New York State Wine and Culinary Center, Inc., returns more than $1 million to local/state economies through payroll and purchases of New York State products for our tasting room, classes, events, and restaurant.

New York Kitchen is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.

Hours + Location

800 South Main Street
Canandaigua, New York

Restaurant Hours

Sunday & Monday: 11AM to 8PM
Tuesday: CLOSED
Wednesday & Thursday: 11AM to 9PM
Friday & Saturday: 11AM to 10PM

*Hours subject to change

Tasting Room Hours

Sunday: 11AM to 7PM
Monday: 11AM to 5PM
Tuesday: CLOSED
Wednesday: 11AM to 5PM

Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 11AM to 8PM

*Hours subject to change

Walk-ins welcome, reservations for parties of 6 to 12. We do not accept parties larger than 12.. 

Tasting Room Reservations: 585-394-7070 x135

Restaurant Reservations: 585-394-7070 x111

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Our Team

Alyssa Belasco

Alyssa
Belasco

Executive Director, Donor Relations & Development

Tammy Dostie

Tammy
Dostie

Director of Finance, Operations,
& HR

Maiah

Maiah
Johnson Dunn

Beverage Education Manager

Lora Downie

Lora
Downie

Director of Food & Beverage Education Programs

Isabella

Isabella
Powers

Guest Experience Manager

Seth

Seth
Hilts

Facilities Manager

Chris Schmitt

Chris
Schmitt

Tasting Room Manager

Caitlin Costich

Caitlin
Costich

Culinary Education Manager

Cafe & Events

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Joe
Tinkelman

Director of Food & Beverage

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Evan
Thayer

Event Manager

Our Board

Virginia A. Clark
Director; Chair

Sands Family Foundation, Executive Director; Retired, Constellation Brands

Kenneth W. Metz
Director; Vice Chair

Constellation Brands, SVP, Finance, Wine & Spirits Division

Leslie L. Cole, Jr.
Director; Treasurer

Commodity Resource Corp., Chairman of the Board of Directors

Wende J. Knapp
Director; Secretary

Procore Technologies, Inc., Assistant General Counsel, Employment Law

Maureen Ballatori
Director

Agency 29, Founder & CEO

Douglas Bennett
Director

The Lake House on Canandaigua, Co-Developer

Erica Cummings
Director

RBC Wealth Management, Senior Vice President, Branch Director

Jim Malvaso
Director

Constellation Brands, SVP, Human Resources

Scott Marciano
Director

E&J Gallo: Canandaigua Winery, Director of Operations

Laura Myers, Esq.
Director

Bond, Schoeneck & King, Of Counsel

Dr. Robert K. Nye
Director

Finger Lakes Community College, President

David M. Thomas
Director

Constellation Brands, Retired, Sr. Vice President & Controller

Dr. James Watters
Director

Rochester Institute of Technology, Sr. Vice President, Finance and Administration/Treasurer

Robert Sands
Chair Emeritus

Constellation Brands

George W. Hamlin, IV
Director Emeritus

Canandaigua National Bank and Trust

Alyssa Belasco

New York Kitchen, Executive Director

Philip C. Gelsomino, II
Vice President, FLWC

Gelsomino & Co., CPA’s, Managing Partner

Jennifer Kime
FLWC, Market Manager

community Involvement

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