WHAT: Five-Course Gala Dinner by Celebrity Chefs: Wholesome Wave Founder
Chef Michel Nischan, plus Tyler Florence, Seamus Mullen, Carmen Quagliata and Jacques Torres honoring Culinary legends Jacques Pépin and the late Michael Batterberry
WHEN: Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Cocktail Hour 6:30-7:30 with dinner following
WHERE: The Yale Club of New York City, 50 Vanderbilt Avenue New York, NY 10017 (Corner of E44th St. and Vanderbilt Avenue across from Grand Central Station.)
WHO: Wholesome Wave, the non-profit organization founded by James Beard Award winning chef, Michel Nischan in 2007, will host its inaugural benefit gala at the Yale Club in New York City on Monday, April 20. In the spirit of mentorship, the gala will honor Chef Michel’s mentors – culinary legend Jacques Pépin and the late Michael Batterberry (Founder, Food & Wine and Food Arts). Pépin will also present the first ever Jacques Pépin Mentorship Award to an aspiring young culinarian chosen by C-CAP.
The benefit will be a 5-course seated meal prepared by Chef Michel and culinary luminaries Tyler Florence, Seamus Mullen and Carmen Quagliata with dessert by Jacques Torres and drinks from Steve Olson. As the gala celebrates mentorship, all the celebrity chefs will cook alongside sous chefs they are mentoring. Live auction items from culinary heavyweights include a private dinner for six with Marcus Samuelsson and an exclusive experience to dine and appear with Wholesome Wave board member Tom Colicchio during the filming of Bravo’s hit show, “Top Chef.” Wholesome Wave will also be pouring their new private label wine, 2012 ONEHOPE Edna Valley Pinot Noir with limited edition label by Jacques Pépin.
COST: Tickets begin at $375 and can be purchased here
About Wholesome Wave:
Wholesome Wave is a nonprofit working to create a vibrant, just and sustainable food system. By making locally grown fruits and vegetables affordable and available, it inspires under-served consumers to make healthier food choices. Its innovative initiatives are improving health outcomes among low-income families, generating additional revenue for small and mid-sized farm businesses and bolstering local and regional economies in 38 states and counting. Partnering with over 90 community-based organizations at more than 550 farmers markets and dozens of community health centers, hospital systems, food hubs, and retail outlets, Wholesome Wave reaches more than 150,000 under-served consumers and their families, as well as thousands of farmers annually. www.Wholesomewave.org