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.
Host Committee Chair: Ciro Dalia
Host Committee: Patrick Athy, Timothy Higdon, Ann King, Lauren Musiello, Brian Paulik, Lucy
Sexton, Jay Sterling, Louise Tranford, Eric Van Guy, Annie Yao, Nadine Yuvienco
Meet our Culinary Partners
- Shakira Cruz, Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen
- Brad Warner, Bodega Negra
- Craig Reid, Convene
- Kim Huskey, Food@Google
- Yvan Lemoine, Gitano at The Jungle Room
- Preston Madson, Il Buco Alimentari & Vineria
- Ginger Pierce, Jams
- Robert Cho, Kimchi Smoke
- Laurence Edelman, Left Bank and Poulet Sans Tête
- Caroline Schiff, ParadigmSchiff
- John Hayes, Renaissance New York Times Square
- Ralpheal Abrahante, Thalassa
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 menus that mirror our commitment to nutrition and sustainability in every meal that we serve.
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 guests.
Since its inception in 2013, Farm to Tray has raised nearly $2,300,000 in cash and in-kind donations, introduced 110 partnerships and over 600 new supporters to Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen. Thanks to event supporters, dedicated volunteers, culinary figures, and corporate partners who lend their time, talent and resources to raise much needed funds, we’re able to feed hungry New Yorkers and provide a sense of hope and opportunity every weekday as we have since 1982.
Our annual benefit attracts 400 corporate and community supporters, and attendees have included longtime soup kitchen friends such as actress and activist 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 The 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 campaign have been featured in a variety of media outlets, including The NY Times, Wall Street Journal, Good Morning America, USA Today, and the Huffington Post.
Farm to Tray 2019
Our community of supporters helped attract nearly 400 guests, raised over $400,000 in cash and in-kind donations and introduced 13 new partnerships to Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen. 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, May 14, 2020