Elias Makos

Now a highlight of the region’s social calendar, this year’s A Taste of Hudson was a resounding success. The culinary extravaganza and live auction, which took place at St. James’ Hall on March 28th, raised an amazing $41,000 for Le Nichoir.

The money raised will be used to provide bird care, expand the children’s educational program, and fund student employment over the coming summer.

Thank you to all those who contributed to a wonderful evening. Chefs, auction donors, sponsors, musicians, auctioneers, our Master of Ceremonies, staff and 35 volunteers worked together to create this event in support of Le Nichoir. Our list of people to thank is long but includes:

Our Auctioneers – Michael Lawrence and Tania Ellerbeck, our MC – Elias Makos, our Musicians – Stewart Gunyon, Geoff Mitchell and Andrew Skowronski, Tom Disandolo (Photographer), Wanda Bray (Centerpieces), Nancy Kaudel (Graphic Designer), Christine Saillart (Translator)

Our dedicated volunteers – Amanda Schofield, Anthony Gagnon, Audrey Saumure, Catherine Jarjour, Christina Page, Cynthia Chesmer, Dan Wylie, Diane Seguin, Dylan Robinson, Emilio Damiano, Erica Guth, Erin Harris, Gen Blanchet, Greg Bowie, Jason Neill, Jessica Cadieux, Johanne Gravel, Johanne Oolman, Josée Bonneville, Karen Wylie, Karin Drewery, Kathy Rowe, Kevin Ilaqua, Kim Cox, Laurence Major, Loraine Pilon, Lydia Ridyard, Michelle Wachman, Nathan Afilalo, Sarah Wylie, Sean Cloghesy, Sonia Rose Gobby,  Stephen Saplywyj, Veronica Jensen, Wayne Leduc and Weiyi Liu

The Town of Hudson for the use of their tables.

Barbara Dodds at St. James Church for all her outstanding help and support.

C & C Packing Inc, and Microbrasserie “Le Castor” Brewing Co. for sponsoring ingredients and beer.

And a big thank you to this evenings talented chefs – Rob Barlow – Auberge Willow Place Inn, Scott Geiring – Carambola, Dawn Hodes – Daboom Desserts, Patricia Hovington – Minus 40 Foods, Stuart LeBaron – LeBaron Bites, Jean-Pierre Martel – Crème glacée du Terrior Hudson, Lee Michaelson – Restaurant Rube, Claudia Portaro – Claudia’s Catering, Thomas Spriet- L’artisan de la mer, Keith Wells – Mackoli

Sponsors for the event included:





Hudson Animal Hospital




BFL Canada

The Country Gardener

The Country Gardener


Barbara and Neil Hindle
Peter and Ellen McAuslan
Margaret Gardiner

It’s too soon to have any details, but plans are already getting underway for next year’s event. Watch this space!