Founded in 1978, Services for the UnderServed (SUS) has gained a reputation for supporting individuals and families facing challenging life situations such as mental illness, developmental disability, physical disability, AIDS, homelessness, unemployment More »
There are certain culinary events that are truly historical in nature and none more significant than the opening of Bocuse at the Culinary Institute of America. After forty years, the closing of More »
Watch out, there’s a young chef on the block named Kelvin Fernandez that’s making big noise at the Strand Bistro NYC. We met Chef Kelvin Fernandez at an event a few months ago and he asked us if we would like to come into his restaurant and sample what he is doing. We kindly accepted and after a few date changes, we headed over to the Strand Hotel to check out what all the buzz is about this young chef.
A Baron and Baroness, one of the world’s most celebrated chefs, the hospitality industries leading designer…if Frank Sinatra walked in, we would not have been surprised! When you are invited by the legendary Sirio Maccioni to dine at his namesake restaurant, Sirio Ristorante, the impossible just might happen. This evening was like having an out-of-body culinary experience and we now understand just how important the Maccioni family is to the global restaurant industry and especially to New York City. Since the opening of Le Cirque in 1974, Sirio Maccioni has been at the forefront of dining in New York. In a tribute to the contributions Sirio has made to New York City, the New York Landmarks Conservancy designated Sirio himself as one of its living landmarks.
Benares is the most sacred city of India, located on the west bank of the holiest of all Indian rivers, the Ganges. It is also one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world and is considered by many to be the cuisine capital of India. A restaurant bearing the name of such an historically significant city has a monumental task of delivering exceptional cuisine and service. The newly opened Benares in Tribeca does so and with fierce passion and care.
Founded in 1978, Services for the UnderServed (SUS) has gained a reputation for supporting individuals and families facing challenging life situations such as mental illness, developmental disability, physical disability, AIDS, homelessness, unemployment and poverty. The uber-talented host of Travel Channel’s Bizarre Foods, Andrew Zimmern, who is on the board of directors of SUS, hosted a spectacular dinner at Tom Colicchio’s Riverpark benefiting this very important organization. Andrew recruited a stellar group of top chefs including Michael White, Andrew Carmellini, Jamie Bissonnette, Alex Guarnaschelli, Marc Forgione, Nobu Matsuhisa, Floyd Cardoz, Gavin Kaysen, Masaharu Morimoto and Johnny Iuzzini to craft “The Dinner of the Decade!”
Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP) is one of our favorite organizations that is doing tremendous work to prepare underserved high school students for college and career opportunities in the restaurant and hospitality industry. A national nonprofit organization founded in 1990 by well-known culinary educator and author, Richard Grausman, C-CAP has awarded students $37 million in scholarships and donated $2.8 million worth of supplies and equipment to classrooms. C-CAP operates programs in New York; Los Angeles; Chicago; Philadelphia; Hampton Roads, VA; District of Columbia/Prince George’s County, Maryland; and statewide in Arizona.