My favorite New York chefs take on the “Sustainable Menu” challenge to fight hunger with Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen
Dear Foodies & Friends,
I’m thrilled to announce that on Thursday, May 15th I am producing From Farm to Tray, a sustainable food benefit for Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen, New York’s largest emergency feeding program, serving over 1,000 meals every weekday to hungry New Yorkers.
From Farm to Tray is a celebration of food at the soup kitchen, challenging prestigious New York City chefs to produce a ‘Sustainable Menu.’ The idea for the fundraiser is firmly rooted in the approach to food that shapes the soup kitchen’s menu each week: the use of fresh, locally grown produce, a commitment to nutritional balance and the importance of providing a variety of taste and texture.
From Farm to Tray chefs represent some of New York’s most distinguished restaurants, including One if by Land, Two if by Sea, Bodega Negra at Dream Downtown, Freemans, Thalassa, Left Bank, Zio Ristorante, ISA, and Shula’s Steak House. Our chefs will create a tasting menu with local ingredients sponsored by Whole Foods.
Like the soup kitchen guests who eat there every weekday, guests at From Farm to Tray will dine in the beautiful sanctuary of the landmark Holy Apostles Church, a space that New York Times journalist Anna Quindlen named “the most majestic dining room in New York City.”
Last year this event attracted over 300 guests and raised more than $150,000 in cash and in-kind donations. Recently, the soup kitchen and this event were featured in the Huff Post and will be featured in the Wall Street Journal later this month.
For more information about From Farm to Tray or to purchase tickets or make a donation, please visit www.farmtotray.org. For sponsorship inquiries please contact Sara@SaraPandolfi.com.
Location: Church of the Holy Apostles, 296 Ninth Avenue (at 28th Street), New York, NY 10001
6-7 p.m.: VIP Reception (includes: book signing with Rozanne Gold; photo opportunity with From Farm to Tray Featured Chefs; Soup Kitchen Chefs present recipes from “Radically Simple” by Rozanne Gold; Platinum Tray Supporters receive exclusive VIP Gift Bag)
7-9 p.m.: General Admission cocktail reception
Tickets start at $150. To purchase visit http://www.farmtotray.org or call 212-924-0167
VIP Reception Hosted by
Rozanne Gold, Award-Winning Chef & Author
Colt Taylor, One if by Land, Two if by Sea
Ginger Pierce & Preston Madson, Freemans & ISA
Frank Tujague, The Westin at Times Square
Laurence Edelman, Left Bank
Max Convertini, Zio Ristorante
Rapheal Abrahante, Thalassa
Yvan Lemoine, Bodega Negra at Dream Downtown
Epicurean Events, Spoonbread
Bedell Cellars, Brooklyn Brewery, Brotherhood Winery, FAIR. Quinoa Vodka, Fantis Foods, GuS Sodas