Hudson Valley Restaurant Week logo (NEWBURGH, N.Y.) - StarChefs.com, the award-winning online "magazine for culinary insiders" that highlights up-and-coming chefs and restaurants across the country, is now featuring information (http://www.starchefs.com/) about the more than 85 chefs and restaurants participating in Hudson Valley Restaurant Week, March 22 through April 3. "We're very excited to be able to bring this additional exposure to the great restaurants in the Hudson Valley," says Janet Crawshaw, organizer of Hudson Valley Restaurant Week and publisher of The Valley Tablemagazine. Chefs from throughout the Hudson Valley participating in Hudson Valley Restaurant Week 2009 will be highlighted on StarChefs.com, an award-winning online “magazine for culinary insiders.” Pictured here are chefs gathered at last year’s kick-off of the event, which in 2009 features more than 85 restaurants in seven counties. "One of the ways StarChefs acts as a catalyst for success in the food service industry is by supporting events such as Hudson Valley Restaurant Week that bring together a great set of restaurants and chefs," says Will Blunt, managing editor of StarChefs. "I've spent my summer weekends in the Hudson Valley for years, so I know what a distinctive and vibrant region it is, with fine locally-produced ingredients and strong culinary traditions." StarChefs has been reporting on the food service industry since 1995. The website has featured celebrity chefs such as Bobby Flay and Jean-Georges Vongerichten, and is the industry's leading resource for chef recipes, jobs and awards, culinary trends and cooking techniques. Now celebrating its third year, Hudson Valley Restaurant Week has already raised its profile through the involvement of Tim and Nina Zagat, the world's leading providers of consumer survey-based information, who serve as co-chairs of the event. With StarChefs' involvement, the Hudson Valley stands to gain additional national recognition as a major culinary destination with a focus on farm-to-table dining. Major sponsors for Hudson Valley Restaurant Week include The Journal News, 100.7 WHUD Radio, StarChefs.com, The Gold Standard Marketing Communications, Westchester County Tourism, Dutchess County Tourism, American Express, The Thayer Hotel, Millbrook Vineyards, M&R Energy Resources Corp., Hudson Valley Wine Country, Sysco and Hudson Valley Bank. For more information and a complete list of participating restaurants, call 845-561-2022 or go online to http://www.hudsonvalleyrestaurantweek.com/. Photo Caption: Chefs from throughout the Hudson Valley participating in Hudson Valley Restaurant Week 2009 will be highlighted on StarChefs.com, an award-winning online "magazine for culinary insiders." Pictured here are chefs gathered at last year's kick-off of the event, which in 2009 features more than 85 restaurants in seven counties. The Gold Standard 180 Route 100 Katonah, NY 10536 914.232.6583 Fax 914.232.5227 E-Mail - Web Page