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6th annual sustainable food benefit.

Thursday, May 17, 2018



Event Chairs
Tom Cunningham & Steve Pandolfi

6pm VIP Reception / 7pm General Admission
296 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY 10001

Online registration is closed, but you can still donate.

2018 Journal    Silent Auction   #farmtotray

Event Details

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.

VIP Reception

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.

Culinary Partners

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

Host and Media Committee

Host Committee
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

Media Committee

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

Donna Lamb

Journal Committee
Mamundi Subhas, Chair

Farm to Tray

A sustainable food & wine benefit for Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen


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



Diamond Sponsors


Platinum Sponsor

Whole Foods

Gold Sponsors


Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

Steven Holley & John Hamilton​

Event Sponsors


Beverage Sponsors

CakebreadBanville WineZicoMichters
Crop Organic VodkaFarmer's Organic Gin
Smith Tea

Food Sponsors

ZioKimchi Smoke
Fat Witch
Vegan Robs

Past Events

Farm to Tray 2017

Patrick Athy and Timothy Higdon Photo by Justin Cristaldi

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.

Please enjoy memories of the 2017 Farm to Tray in this Facebook photo album and the video that was shown at the event.

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

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Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen
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296 Ninth Avenue
New York, NY 10001
Thursday, May 17, 2018