(SAVANNAH, GA) Chef Matt Cohen, owner of New South Pub & Catering at the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum, has recently joined the board of directors for the Savannah Chapter of the American Red Cross. 
"I am truly honored to have been asked to join the board," says Cohen.  Cohen, who has been involved with many of the local charitable efforts held by the Red Cross over the years, chose to join the Board of Directors for the Savannah chapter because he believes in helping those in need.  "Disaster victims need immediate assistance during and following a crisis," says Cohen, "and the Savannah Red Cross is there right away."  Cohen is also an advocate for the Red Cross because he is very community-minded, and every dollar raised for the Red Cross in Savannah gets spent on local victim relief.
Executive Director of the Savannah Red Cross, Robin Wingate, says that they are absolutely thrilled to have Matt join the Board of Directors for the local chapter.  "Matt’s willingness to share both his time and talent to help charities better serve our community is well-known.  His passion for cooking rivals his passion for helping others and we look forward to his incredible energy!"
About the Savannah Chapter of the American Red Cross:
The Savannah chapter of the American Red Cross provides constant assistance every day of the year to local residents who have suffered a disaster.  From house fires and apartment floods, to tornado and hurricaine relief-Savannah can count on the Red Cross to be there in a time of need.  They also hold regular blood drives as well as provide services to the local Armed Forces (SAF) such as seeing off outgoing soldiers and greeting incoming soldiers to and from the area. For information about volunteering, disaster relief classes, or making donations to the organization, check out their website at www.savannahredcross.org
About Chef Matt Cohen:
Chef Matt Cohen is a culinary expert who has worked in big name restaurants throughout New York and Atlanta.  A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York, Cohen trained at one of the top rated culinary schools in the world.  He has been honored with numerous awards throughout his career including the 2008 Small Business Chamber’s New & Emerging Small Business of the Year Award,  the 2008 Grace Award for Innovator of the Year, and 2008 Best Chef of the Year by "Connect Savannah" magazine in their annual Best-of-Savannah Readers’ Poll.  Cohen was recently elected to serve as a board member for the Georgia Restaurant Association (GRA) and the Savannah Chapter of the American Red Cross.  Cohen also teaches as Associate Instructor for the Culinary Arts Program at Savannah Technical College.
About The New South Pub & Catering:
The New South Pub cooks up the authentic, long-loved dishes of the South-with a gourmet twist.  Chef Matt opened his restaurant The New South Café in 2006 after great success with his long standing catering business Professional Chef Services.  Cohen expanded his catering business and restaurant in 2008, moving to The Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum where he is now in-house caterer, and changing his business name to New South Pub & Catering to reflect these exciting changes.
Pub Hours of Operation & Location:
Chef Matt Cohen’s New South Pub & Catering at the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum is now open exclusively for lunch seven days a week from 11AM to 3PM.  Chef Matt offers upscale catering services for corporate events, conventions, executive lunches, private parties, weddings, receptions and bar mitzvahs as in-house caterer for the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum, as well as for off-site functions serving up to 100,000 people through the Coastal Catering Alliance.  Located just minutes from down town Savannah, take Exit 102 off of I-95 to 175 Bourne Avenue in Pooler.  912-748-8888 www.thenewsouthcafe.com 

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