Small Bites: Amagansett Food Institute Names New Executive Director; Pollock Birthday Celebration At Springs Tavern - 27 East

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Small Bites: Amagansett Food Institute Names New Executive Director; Pollock Birthday Celebration At Springs Tavern

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Kate Fullam

Kate Fullam



author on Jan 16, 2018

Love Bites At The Muses

Love Bites, the annual tasting event to benefit Katy’s Courage and The Scarlett Fund, returns on Saturday, January 20, to The Muses Southampton.

The event will honor Brigid and Jim Stewart, the founders of Katy’s Courage, as well as The Independent and honorary lead chef Rocco Dispirito.

Chefs and vendors serving tastes will include Events by Peter Amberose, Khayyan Spanish Specialty Imports, Pig Beach, Elegant Affair, Old Stove Pub, Bell & Anchor, Smokin’ Wolf, Golden Pear, Saaz Indian, Rocco DiSpirito, The Seafood Shoppe, POPUP Conceptual Catering by Design, Insatiable Eats, Buoy One, Erica’s Rugelach, Sag Harbor Bake Shop, Clarkson Avenue Crumb Cake, Dreesen’s Donuts. Serving beverages are Hampton Coffee Company, Chopin Vodka, Montauk Hard Label Whiskey, Keith’s Nervous Breakdown, Montauk Brewing Company, Saratoga Water and Mezcal Dona Sarita.

DJ Michael of East End Entertainment will provide music. The dress code is “a flash of red.”

The Scarlett Fund, benefiting Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, will receive half of the proceeds.

The event runs from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. and the snow date is Saturday, January 27.

Ticket prices range from $125 to $1,000 and can be purchased online at For more information about registering contact email or call 631 353-3492.

AFI Announces New Executive Director

Kate Fullam has been appointed the new executive director of the Amagansett Food Institute, a nonprofit that works to support farmers, vintners, fishermen, and other food producers on the East End of Long Island.

Prior to joining the Amagansett Food Institute, Ms. Fullam worked in communications and outreach for the Group for the East End, Southampton Hospital and most recently the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University.

She earned a Master of Nonprofit Administration in 2011 and she is a founding member of the Good Ground Community Garden in Hampton Bays, where she resides.

“A.F.I. turns a corner and enters the new year in great shape under the leadership of Kate Fullam,” Amagansett Food Institute Board Chairman John de Cuevas said in a statement.

The appointment is effective January 29. Ms. Fullam will replace Kathleen Masters, who served as executive director for five years, through November 2017.

“The Amagansett Food Institute’s work to promote local farming and food production nicely complements my prior experience in environmental conservation, health care, and communications,” Ms. Fullam said. “From our farmer apprentice matching and education programs to the amazing food producers leveraging our business incubator at South Fork Kitchens, I am so impressed with everything that A.F.I. has accomplished since 2012. As the new executive director, I am looking forward to reconnecting with my old friends and colleagues at partner organizations on the East End so we can work together to make a difference in our community.”

Springs Tavern Celebrates Pollock’s Birthday

The Springs Tavern at 15 Fort Pond Boulevard in East Hampton will host a special celebration to honor Jackson Pollock’s birthday.

The celebration will take place on Sunday, January 28, the 106th anniversary of the birth of the artist and Springs resident. The evening begins at 5 p.m. and will feature art, nature, and a $30 prix fixe menu, with recipes inspired by Pollock.

For reservations, call 631-527-7800.

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