05/01/19 5:53am
Stephan Bogardus at The Halyard in Greenport. (Credit: David Benthal)

Does chef Stephan Bogardus have what it takes to beat Bobby Flay? Tune in to the Food Network Thursday to find out.

After catching the attention of a casting director last year, the 31-year-old executive chef at the Halyard Restaurant in Greenport is scheduled to appear on the food competition show, “Beat Bobby Flay,” which pits two chefs against each other for a chance to face off against celebrity chef Bobby Flay.

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06/26/12 7:05pm

Sunday night was filled with custard, cold squid, cookies, and corn pancakes at Colicchio & Sons in New York City as restaurant industry leaders gathered to celebrate long-time friend Gerry Hayden.

The large contingency of star chefs were raising money in the fight against amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, the fatal illness known most commonly as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

Mr. Hayden, the chef at North Fork Table and Inn, was diagnosed with ALS in January of 2011. Since then, he has raised more than $100,000 toward his own medical care and others who share his plight with his website and with the help of some of the same top-knotch chefs and restauranteurs he’s known and worked alongside during his years cooking in New York. (more…)