Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor | Richard A. Ball, Commissioner
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March 03, 2014

Media Advisory: Five New York City Restaurants Pledge to Increase Their Use of Local Agricultural Products by Over 10 Percent

“When our world-class culinary professionals prefer and use goods produced here in New York, it exposes their restaurant patrons to the high quality of our products and boosts the local agricultural sector to benefit the entire state.”

    - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

On Tuesday, March 3, Acting State Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball will be hosting a media availability with five restaurateurs from throughout New York City who have committed to taking the Pride of New York Pledge. Announced by Governor Cuomo in October 2013, the Pride of New York Pledge is designed to encourage restaurant groups and chefs throughout the state to increase their use of New York State products by 10 percent or more. The Pride of New York Pledge is an important new component of the Governor’s Taste NY program and is designed to encourage the state’s culinary industry to take advantage of the abundant food and beverage products the state has to offer.

When:             Tuesday, March 3, 2014 11 a.m.

Where:            International Restaurant and Foodservice Show of New York
                        Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
                        655 West 34th Street
                        New York, NY 10001
                        Booth 2368 in the Culinary Theater

Who:               Acting State Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball
                        Representatives from the New York City Restaurant Industry

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