The Carter Burden Center just held it’s Annual Senior Ball in Harlem on May 14, 2016, now on May 25, 2016, Aaron Bludorn, Executive Chef at Café Boulud New York, brought his culinary talents to the tables of the Luncheon Club at The Carter Burden Center for the Aging. Carter Burden and Café Boulud began this annual collaboration in 2011. Chef Bludorn volunteered for his third year to prepare and serve a special luncheon to over 150 seniors. It was also Macquarie Group’s annual corporate volunteer day featuring 50 Macquarie Group volunteers helping out with meal preparation, meal service and meal delivery to the homebound seniors. On the menu this year was an Arugula-Fennel Salad with Orange followed by a Duck-leg Confit with Lentils & Roasted Veggies.
In 2006, Bludorn moved to Napa and spent three years at Cyprus Restaurant, during which time the restaurant received two Michelin stars from the Michelin Guide to San Francisco. In 2009, he came to the kitchen of Café Boulud where Executive Chef Gavin Kaysen (who also volunteered at the Carter Burden Center) had recently taken the helm and started crafting a young, talented team. Bludorn worked his way up from the fish station, to Sous Chef, to Chef de Cuisine, and now Executive Chef.
The Carter Burden Center for the Aging, Inc. is a non-profit agency established in 1971 by the late Carter Burden when he was a New York City Councilman. The mission is to promote the well being of seniors, 60 and older, through a continuum of services, advocacy and volunteer programs oriented to individual, family and community needs. The Carter Burden Center is dedicated to supporting the efforts of older people to live safely and with dignity. For more information, please visit www.carterburdencenter.org.
Photo Caption: Daniel Pyon – Sous Chef, Café Boulud; Susan Burden – founding Board Member, Carter Burden Center for the Aging; Aaron Bludorn – Executive Chef, Café Boulud; William J. Dionne – Executive Director, Carter Burden Center for the Aging