The Hospitality Management program and Events Management Club at Naugatuck Valley Community College invite members of the local community to attend the first event in this year’s Autumn Luncheon Series, a “Farm-to-Chef Cookout,” on Wed., Sept. 19 at 12:15 p.m. on the Technology Hall Patio, 750 Chase Parkway. The event is part of the Connecticut Department of Agriculture’s Farm-to-Chef Week.

The menu features cheeseburgers, corn on the cob and pasta salad for $6 per person and soda for one extra dollar. All of the menu ingredients are obtained from Connecticut farms.

“As well as providing nutritious, fresh food for residents, locally-grown and produced foods contribute $3.5 billion to the state economy and represent about 20,000 Connecticut jobs,” said Governor Malloy in a press release Friday, September 14. “Our state’s farmers produce an astoundingly wide variety of foods, and Farm-to-Chef Week is a great opportunity for people to get out there and really enjoy everything Connecticut has to offer.”

For more information, contact Karen Rotella at 203-596-8739.

Naugatuck Valley Community College was established in 1992 with the merging of Waterbury State Technical College and Mattatuck Community College as a public, two-year, associate degree granting, co-educational, non-residential institution. Approximately 11,000 degree and 5,000 non-degree students enroll annually in over 100 accredited and non-credit lifelong learning programs at the College to fulfill their educational goals.

The College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and the Connecticut Board of Governors for Higher Education and several programs maintain specialized accreditations. The College is located on a 110-acre campus at 750 Chase Parkway, Waterbury, Connecticut, at exit 18 off Interstate 84 near the junction of Route 8. It also offers classes in the NVCC Danbury Center located at 183 Main Street in downtown Danbury. Visit for more information.