The "Chef & the Doctor" Dinner - Dr. Mark Hyman, MD and Chef David Bouley Celebrate: Farm or Pharma? The Power of Food as Medicine at the Wegmans Orchard

Rochester, NY, July 01, 2015 -

Tribeca restaurateur David Bouley will team with the staff of Next Door by Wegmans to create an innovative dinner at the Wegmans Orchard. The dinner will feature an insightful talk on “The Power of Food as Medicine” led by Dr. Mark Hyman, MD. Dr. Hyman is a nine-time #1 New York Times bestselling author, the Director of the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine, and the founder and medical director of The UltraWellness Center.   

Guests will enjoy an hors d’oeuvre and sparkling wine reception and a four-course dinner. Live jazz will be provided by the David Detweiler Trio.  

Dr. Hyman’s inspiration is a Thomas Edison quote: “The doctor of the future will give no medication, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.” “We have reached that time when the doctors will be chefs and the chefs will be doctors,” says Hyman. “The work that David Bouley and I do is the same work. Providing nourishment, healing and using food as our medicine.”

What: The Chef & the Doctor Dinner

When: Thursday, July 23, 2015 – 5:30pm reception; 6:30pm dinner

Where: The Wegmans Orchard, 5060 County Road 16, Canandaigua, NY 14424

Price: $150pp, includes 4-course dinner with wine and a copy of Dr. Hyman’s book, The 10-day Detox Diet (This price includes tax and gratuity)

Dress Code: Summer casual

Tickets: Sold through “That’s T.H.E. Ticket” at all Wegmans service desks

The Chef & The Doctor dinner series was created in 2015.  Science continues to reveal how food choices can influence our ability to live healthier, better lives. Pairing medical knowledge with chef talent creates an evening of new decision making and food experimentation. Delicious and nutritious can co-exist!

The Wegmans Organic Orchard is located one mile south of the Wegmans Organic Farm and had its first “on the way to organic” growing season in 2014. Spanning 168 acres, the orchard blooms with apples, table grapes, peaches, Asian pears, wheat, flowers, an assortment of vegetables, hay fields, and an apiary. Harvests from the orchard labeled “on the way to organic” are grown using organic practices in soil that is currently in transition, pending organic certification in summer 2016. Wegmans purchased the property in 2014; it was formerly the site of Miller’s Nurseries. An extension of Wegmans Organic Farm, the Orchard will help Wegmans learn the best methods for growing organic fruit in the northeast in order to share that information with its grower partners.

Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is an 86-store supermarket chain with stores in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland, and Massachusetts. The family-owned company, founded in 1916, has been named one of the ‘100 Best Companies to Work For’ by FORTUNE magazine for eighteen consecutive years, ranking #7 in 2015. Wegmans also has various restaurant concepts in its stores, including The Burger Bar, The Pub by Wegmans, and Amore Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar, as well as Next Door by Wegmans - a stand-alone restaurant in Rochester, NY. The enthusiastic staff of the Wegmans Restaurant Group embraces the “best of our market” to nourish and delight all those at the table.

Press Contact:
Wegmans
Jo Natale
Vice President of Media Relations
585-429-3627
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