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Back Yard Beekeepers Association Announces Honey in the Kitchen, A Demo and History With Michelin-Starred Chef Patti Jackson

- April 23, 2024 -


Apr 23, 2024    
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The Back Yard Beekeepers Association (BYBA) in Connecticut is proud to present a first-ever live delectable talk and brief culinary presentation with Chef Patti Jackson on April 23 in Weston. Patti will discuss the historical uses of honey for sweetening, preservation, brewing and baking. Special qualities of honey in the kitchen will be covered, from chemistry of honey to the advantages of using honey in home cooking. She will cover the celebration and symbolic foods through time and she will include recipes and a small cooking demo with snacks following the brief Q & A.
Patti’s presentation begins promptly at 7:30pm. We suggest arriving at 7:00 to allow time to socialize with other like-minded individuals. The location is Norfield Congregational Church located at 64 Norfield Rd in Weston, CT. Even though the event is free, please register at

Patti Jackson is a Michelin-Starred chef, restaurateur, and pastry chef who has worked in New York City for 30 years. Jackson was chef and proprietor of Delaware and Hudson, in Brooklyn.

A proud native of Northeastern Pennsylvania, she grew up in Clark’s Summit, a typical American small town. Originally interested in biology and chemistry, Jackson fell in love with the restaurant business as a teenager, and has pursued all aspects of service and food craft ever since. She is a proponent of seasonal and regional cooking, particularly of the American Mid-Atlantic.

Trained as a Pastry Chef at the Baltimore International Culinary Arts Institute, Jackson worked for such industry leaders as Sutton Place Gourmet and the Pino Luongo organization before taking over the restaurant Le Madri as an Executive Chef in 2003.

Subsequently she was the Executive Chef of the restaurants I Trulli and Centovini in Manhattan. She opened Delaware and Hudson, which was awarded a Michelin Star 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018.

Jackson has been featured in numerous publications and websites, including the New York Times, New York Magazine, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Eater, The Infatuation, The Daily Beast, and others. She has participated in events at the James Beard Foundation, De Gustibus, No Kid Hungry, City Harvest, Taste of Washington, Taste of New York and many others. She Has appeared on The Food Network, Mike Colameco’s Real Food, CBS News, Fox News, Ozersky TV and others. She is also mentioned in Anthony Bourdain’s Kitchen Confidential.

Questions? Contact BYBA’s Paula Wolf at

The Back Yard Beekeepers Association (BYBA) is one of the Nation’s largest regional clubs for beekeeping hobbyists with over 400 members. Some of their members are just getting started as beekeepers, and some have enjoyed this hobby for years. All share an interest in the wonderful and remarkable world of the honey bee. The mission of BYBA is to provide their membership with a forum for sharing knowledge and mutual interests in beekeeping, and to educate and promote the benefits of beekeeping to the public. For more information, please visit