Farm to Tray is a cocktail reception featuring tastings by New York City chefs who have created Sustainable Menus, utilizing fresh, seasonal and local ingredients.
6:00pm – 9:00pm: VIPs have access to exclusive Garden Party throughout the evening and can enjoy the sustainable menu prepared by our culinary partners inside the church.
6:30pm – 9:00pm: General Admission attendees enjoy the sustainable menu prepared by our culinary partners inside the church.
Community Seed Garden Party
Meet our Culinary Partners
- Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen, Shakira Cruz
- Bodega Negra, Brad Warner
- Casa Nomad, Yvan Lemoine
- Convene, Craig Reid
- Food@Google, Kim Huskey and Frank Tujague
- Gage & Tollner, Caroline Schiff
- Il Buco Alimentari & Vineria, Preston Madson
- Jams, Ginger Pierce
- Kimchi Smoke, Robert Cho
- Left Bank and Poulet Sans Tête, Laurence Edelman
- Renaissance New York Times Square, John Hayes
- Thalassa, Ralpheal Abrahante
Ciro Dalia, Chair
Patrick Athy, Timothy Higdon, Ann King, Brian Paulik, Lucy Sexton, Jay Sterling, Louise Tranford, Eric Van Guy, Annie Yao, Nadine Yuvienco
Jason Baker @jasoneats, Kfir Bar @jeweats, Ann Paisley Chandler @annpaisleychandler, Hidy Chang, Margaret Chen @savorysweetlive, Allison Clayton @seeksatiation, Justin Cristaldi @AcanJournal, Ciro Dalia @challengeingredient, Jeremy McCurdy, Dara Pollak @skinnypignyc, Caitlin Sakdalan @befatbehappy, @saradish, George Tapinekis @boozeandburgers, Katherine Todarello @thecakedealer, Vin Todarello @johnnyprimecc, Nadine Yuvienco @gastronami
Farm to Tray
A sustainable food & wine benefit for Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen
Farm to Tray is a celebration of food and community at the soup kitchen, inviting well-respected culinary figures from across the City to create sustainable, nutritious menus that mirror our vision for nourishing New Yorkers struggling with poverty, hunger, and homelessness.
On September 24, 2020, Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen will host its 8th Annual Farm to Tray, a culmination of our year-round campaign to bring attention and resources to the issues of hunger, sustainability, and food waste, while also strengthening our ability to improve the lives of our fellow New Yorkers through meal outreach and social service programs.
Since 2013, Farm to Tray has raised nearly $2.3 million in cash and in-kind support and introduced over 100 new partnerships to Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen. The success of Farm to Tray can be 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 lift up hungry New Yorkers.
We have enjoyed the diverse and generous sponsorship support from such companies as dcc, Google, Jamestown, Lindenmyr Munroe, and Whole Foods Market. The soup kitchen and its esteemed Farm to Tray campaign have been featured in a variety of media outlets, including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Good Morning America, BronxNet, USA Today, and the Huffington Post. Benefit attendees have included longtime soup kitchen supporter Susan Sarandon, award-winning journalist Ian Frazier, and the illustrious James Beard Foundation.
Farm to Tray 2019
In May of 2019, our seventh annual Farm to Tray, presented by Google, attracted nearly 400 guests, raised over $400,000 in cash and in-kind donations and introduced 13 new partnerships to Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen. The event honored New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson for his dedicated and ongoing support of the Soup Kitchen’s work to help New Yorkers in need.
At the event, well-respected chefs from across the city prepared a menu that mirrored the Soup Kitchen’s commitment to using locally grown produce to create nutritious and delicious meals. Attendees enjoyed food and beverage samplings from restaurants including Bodega Negra, Boucherie, Convene, Thalassa, Gitano NYC, Kimchi Smoke, and Il Buco Alimentari & Vineria, and live music by Avenues: The World School, in addition to the opportunity to bid on unique auction items. The VIP reception, hosted by Whole Foods Market, featured the Women of Farm to Tray: Kim Huskey of Food@Google, Ginger Pierce of Jams, Caroline Schiff of ParadigmSchiff, and Shakira Cruz of Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen.
This delightful walk-around tasting event is part of a year-round campaign to bring attention to the issues of hunger, sustainability and food waste, and to bring the community together to help New Yorkers in need.
Please enjoy memories of the 2019 Farm to Tray in this Facebook photo album.
Farm To Tray 2018
On May 17th our sixth annual Farm to Tray event took place and raised over $400,000 in cash and in-kind donations to benefit Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen! A celebration of food and community at the soup kitchen, the event “challenges” well-respected culinary figures from across New York City to produce a Sustainable Menu for this lively cocktail benefit.
Attendees experienced a bounty of food tastings featuring live music and a silent auction in the illustrious Church of the Holy Apostles, where nearly 300,000 meals are served annually to hungry New Yorkers.
Farm to Tray 2017
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.
Farm to Tray 2016
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.
Farm to Tray 2015
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
Farm to Tray 2014
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
Farm to Tray 2013
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
Group Sales or Sponsorship Inquiries
Sara Pandolfi & Co
Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen
at Church of the Holy Apostles
296 Ninth Avenue
New York, NY 10001
Thursday, September 24, 2020