CIA-Trained President of the Board of Trustees Prepares Dinner to Support Hundreds

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On Saturday, April 5th, Lucy Mackenzie Humane Society will host its 3rd annual Cabin Fever Italian Supper to support the animals in their care. This special meal will be prepared by Culinary Institute of America-trained chef and President of the Board of Trustees, Jeanne Matos. During this event the public will again have the chance to sample chef Jeanne Matos’ delectable food and support a cause dear to her heart. Matos will prepare a meal made with local ingredients: lasagna and homemade tomato sauce made with locally raised beef donated by Black Watch in Weathersfield, VT, and lasagna with white sauce and grilled seasonal vegetables. The dinner includes fresh breads, salad of mixed greens, and variety of desserts.

As President of the Board of Trustees, Matos will nourish hundreds of diners with the fruits of her labor. In doing so, she demonstrates her strong commitment to the hundreds of lost and neglected animals that consider Lucy Mackenzie Humane Society home each year. But, before the responsibility of the well-being of hundreds of dogs and cats was her everyday reality, Matos graced the kitchens of some of the finest restaurants in New York. After training at the Culinary Institute of America, Matos honed her skills in the city, and then moved to Vermont to open a restaurant of her own.

The dinner not only supports the care of the animals, it also brings together the community  Heidi Edmunds

Today, Matos is the Manager of property in South Woodstock consisting of thousands of acres of fields, trees, and animals, from horses and alpacas to newborn chicks. She is also the President of the Board of Trustees at Lucy Mackenzie Humane Society. Her compassion, strong leadership skills, and drive for excellence can be seen in the excellent care that those in her charge receive. It is at the intersection of these talents- cooking and caring for others in such a passionate and compassionate way- that magic happens. Lucy Mackenzie Humane Society invites the public to come taste for themselves!

Dine in the newly renovated educational barn, and visit with the animals, or come for take-home meal. Seatings are at 5 and 7 pm. Tickets are $15 per person, or $10 for senior citizens and children under age 10.

Due to popularity, please purchase tickets ahead of time by calling 802-484-5829 or by emailing



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