Private Dinners

When Friends of the Zoo Food and Beverage Director Chuck Anthony brought on Executive Chef Dan Hudson in early 2021, their vision was to put the Rosamond Gifford Zoo on the map of CNY’s best dining experiences.

The launch of last fall’s highly successful Gourmet Harvest Dinner Series did just that. The first three events sold out and left diners asking for more.

Chef Dan has an incredible knack for pairing food and beverages together to create unique flavor experiences. These dinners are part foodie, part social and part educational.

“This is a format where Chef Dan really shines, and the feedback we’ve received has been very rewarding,” Chuck said. “As guests were leaving, several felt compelled to approach Chef Dan and say things like, ‘Out of this world,’ ‘Enchanting,’ and ‘Best dinner I’ve ever had!’”

Now you can book your own private, customized, wine/beer pairing experience for your group!

25 person required minimum and 60 person maximum for all private dinners.

Catering at the Zoo Team Chef Dan Hudson

Upcoming Gourmet Dinner Pairings