OSWEGO – Raymond Jock, executive chef and owner of La Parrilla, will provide the next Guest Chef Dinner for the Oswego County Salvation Army on Election Day, Tuesday, November 8, serving from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., for dining in or taking out, at the Worship and Service Center, 73 W. Second St.
His menu for the evening will be Bistec de Pollo (chicken, rice and beans).
The Army’s Advisory Board will provide bread, tossed salad, and an assortment of desserts and beverages.
La Parrilla – “the grill” – a Mediterranean style bistro, is located next to Oswego Theater, 156 W. Second St.
Chef Jock specializes in using fresh local ingredients seasonally to create traditional regional Spanish and Italian cuisine.
His food has been acclaimed by The Post-Standard, Syracuse New Times, and many local diners known to this writer.
Chef Jock grew up in Scriba and graduated from Oswego High School.
He completed culinary school in Florida and then moved to Manhattan, where he worked for six years before becoming a personal chef to Jerry Seinfeld, Colin Powell and others.
His long-time dream of having his own restaurant in Oswego was realized in 2009 when he opened La Parrilla.
The Guest Chef dinners are organized by the advisory board and offered six times annually to everyone in the community to help support the services of The Salvation Army throughout Oswego County.
There is ample parking and the building is fully accessible.
This will be the final Guest Chef dinner for this year, but Rudy’s will kick off next year’s dinners in mid-March as weather permits.
The Oswego County Salvation Army Corps provides fresh-cooked meals in both Fulton and Oswego, groceries from its food pantries, and many other services to individuals and families in need throughout Oswego County.
It also handles monthly Food $en$e groceries from the Food Bank of Central New York for anyone wishing to reduce food costs.
Planning is under way for this year’s Red Kettle Campaign.
The need is to raise more than $80,000.
There will be opportunities for individuals and families, as well as organizations, businesses, and groups of all kinds to lend a hand.
The kettles will be out from mid-November through Christmas Eve.
Small counter-top kettles are available for business locations.
Anyone wanting more information or to offer service as a volunteer may call 343-6491 or stop at the office at 73 W. Second St.