ROXBURY — The Minor Memorial Library in Roxbury will host chef Carole Peck, owner of Good News Restaurant and Bar in Woodbury, at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 28, in the Community Studio at the library, 23 South St.

A reception will be held afterwards.

Local chef Carole Peck will speak about her Ukrainian roots, her love of cooking and the work she is doing to support relief efforts in Ukraine.

Carole’s heritage is fully Ukrainian. All of her grandparents immigrated to the U.S. in 1907, leaving their families behind for a new and free life in America. With war raging in Ukraine, she is raising money for World Central Kitchen by offering an additional, traditional Ukrainian menu at her restaurant.

Carole Peck began her love affair with food 30 years ago, graduating from the Culinary Institute of America in 1973. She worked as the executive chef at many restaurants, resorts and clubs in Cape Cod, Mass.; Hilton Head, N.C.; Austin, Texas; Miami, Fla. and New York City.

Carole and her husband, Bernard Jarrier-Cabernet, returned to Carole’s New England roots in 1988 and settled in Litchfield County in Connecticut. She opened the Good News Café in 1992 in Woodbury. She also published several cookbooks, including “The Buffet Book.”

Her restaurant continues to receive outstanding reviews from Zagat’s guide, The New York Times, Gourmet, CT Magazine and Travel & Leisure.

There is no charge for this program, but registration is required. Those seeking to RSVP or for more information may visit or call 860-350-2181.

The library is handicapped-accessible.  

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