6th annual sustainable food benefit.
Thursday, May 17, 2018
Online registration is closed, but you can still donate.
Farm to Tray is a cocktail reception with each chef challenged to create a Sustainable Menu, utilizing fresh, seasonal and local ingredients. The event took place from 6 pm to 9 p.m.
Gotham Burger Social Club presented Chef Dominick Pepe, Corporate Executive Chef at The Group NYC. Kite-Hill non-dairy cheese offerings paired with Cakebread Cellars and Honest Tea tasting in the Garden & ZICO Lounge. All VIPs had access to the Garden until 8:30pm.
Bellwether, Preston Madson
Food@Google, Kim Huskey
Gitano NYC, Yvan Lemoine
Jams, Ginger Pierce
Kimchi Smoke, Robert Cho
Left Bank, Laurence Edelman
San Matteo Pizza, Raffaele Volpe
ParadigmSchiff, Caroline Schiff
Thalassa, Ralpheal Abrahante
The Westin NY at Times Square, Craig Reid
ZIO Ristorante, Meliano Plasencia
Louise Tranford, Chair
Patrick Athy, Ciro Dalia, Michael Gilligan, Timothy Higdon, John Indalecio, Ann King, Lucy Sexton, Jay Sterling, Mamundi Subhas, Eric Van Guy, Annie Yao, Nadine Yuvienco
Ali Zweben and Daryl Zweben @unbuttoningpants, Co-Chairs
Gillian Caroll @wilbur_eats_bacon, Hidy Chang, Margaret Chen @savorysweetlive, Allison Clayton @seeksatiation, Justin Cristaldi @AcanJournal, Ciro Dalia @challengeingredient, Sarita Dan @saritadan, Jeremy McCurdy @nycfoodfomo, Ann Paisley Chandler @annpaisleychandler, @saradish, @estevino_nyc, Michael Puma @gothamburgersocialclub, George Tapinekis @boozeandburgers
Silent Auction Committee
Dennis Warlick, Chair
Mamundi Subhas, Chair
Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen is the largest emergency food program in New York State, serving more than 1,000 meals each weekday to hungry and homeless New Yorkers.
Farm to Tray is a celebration of food and community at the soup kitchen, challenging well-respected culinary figures from across the city to produce a Sustainable Menu for our cocktail benefit. The idea for the campaign is firmly rooted in our commitment to food sustainability: using fresh, locally grown produce, minimizing food waste, planning nutritionally balanced meals, providing a variety of tastes and textures, and perhaps most important of all, presenting a vibrant and delicious meal for our daily guests.
Since its inception in 2013, Farm to Tray has raised over $1,500,000 in cash and in-kind donations and introduced 90 new partnerships to Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen. The success of this initiative is attributed to the soup kitchen’s core group of dedicated volunteers, culinary figures and corporate partners who lend their time, talent and resources to raise much needed funds to feed and provide a sense of hope and opportunity to NYC’s most vulnerable population.
Our annual benefit attracts over 300 guests, including longtime soup kitchen supporter Susan Sarandon and award-winning journalist Ian Frazier. Like the soup kitchen guests who eat here every weekday, guests at Farm to Tray will dine in the illustrious Church of the Holy Apostles, a space that New York Times journalist and soup kitchen supporter Anna Quindlen dubbed ‘the most majestic dining room in New York City.’ The Soup Kitchen and its esteemed Farm to Tray benefit have been featured in the NY Times, Wall Street Journal, Good Morning America, USA Today, Getty Images, and the Huffington Post.
2018 Farm to Tray video
Our Farm to Tray event on May 18th was a joyful celebration where we raised over $400,000 in cash and in-kind support – a 40% increase in total cash raised from last year! We are grateful to our supporters for making it the most successful fundraisers in the Soup Kitchen’s 35-year history.
Event attendees enjoyed the delicious food prepared by some of NYC’s most talented chefs! Thanks to their gift of time and talent the funds raised went directly to thousands of well-balanced meals a day we serve every week.
Special thanks to our Farm to Tray Founding Partners and Honorees Patrick Athy, Timothy Higdon and Whole Foods Market for their gifts of time and talent throughout many years of dedication to Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen.
It was the generous collaboration of the dozens of corporate, culinary, food and beverage, and silent auction sponsors and Host and Media Committee members that showed once again what a dynamic community of friends our soup kitchen is fortunate to have. It’s a community built on the foundation of hard working volunteers, whom we are grateful to as well. We are truly heartened to know that New York’s most vulnerable will continue to be held in compassion by so many supporters like you.
Our community of supporters helped attract nearly 400 guests, raised nearly $500,000 in cash and in-kind donations and introduced 15 new partnerships to Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen. Please enjoy memories of the 2016 Farm to Tray in this Facebook photo album and the video that was shown at the event.
Our community of supporters helped attract nearly 400 guests, raised over $300,000 in cash and in-kind donations and introduced 19 new partnerships to Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen. Read More
Our community of supporters helped attract over 300 guests, raised over $185,000 in cash and in-kind donations and introduced 22 new partnerships to Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen. Read More
Our community of supporters helped attract over 300 guests, raised over $150,000 in cash and in-kind donations and introduced 22 new partnerships to Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen. Read More