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Women for Shepherd hosting gourmet cooking demo, meal November 19

ISSUED: 26 October 2015
MEDIA CONTACT: Valerie Owens

SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV — The Women for Shepherd University, in conjunction with the Shepherd University Foundation, is hosting An Evening with Chef Brad Spates on Thursday, November 19 from 6-8:30 p.m. at the Historic McFarland House, 409 South Queen St., Martinsburg.

The program will feature a cooking demonstration and a holiday-themed meal with a modern, Mid-Atlantic flavor that will include a ginger crisp appetizer with melted brie and candied cranberries, an entrée of Chesapeake chicken stuffed with crabmeat with cashew parmesan risotto and roasted asparagus, and a dessert of baked hot chocolate with vanilla bean whipped cream.

Spates, a Harpers Ferry native, is the executive chef at the McFarland House. He is a former Iron Chef winner and Top Chef competitor who studied at the Culinary Institute of America and Le Cordon Bleu in Paris.

The event is open to the public and admission is $30. Anyone wanting to attend should RSVP Meg Peterson at 304-876-5021 or by email to by Wednesday, November 11. For more information, visit

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