January 30, 2014 | New York City College of Technology
More than twenty of the nation’s top chefs and restaurateurs will be turning out to help City Tech raise scholarship money for its award-winning Hospitality Management program on Thursday, March 13, from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m., in the College’s Janet Lefler Dining Room, 300 Jay Street, Downtown Brooklyn. The event will feature the signature dishes and desserts of participating culinary and pastry artists. Open to the public, admission is $150 per person. For tickets and additional information, call 718.260.5025.
The star chefs and other participants, many of whom are City Tech alumni, contributing to the tasting menu, are event chair Michael Lomonaco (Porter House New York), Alejandro Cantagallo (Union Square Events), Philip DeMaiolo (Pier Sixty and The Lighthouse), Feliberto Estevez (Gracie Mansion), Gilles A. Guillou (Club 101), Seth Harkavy (Waterfront Ale House), Michele Kelly (New York Cake Couture), Neil Kleinberg (Clinton St. Baking Co. & Restaurant), Jason Kwintner (JW Marriott Essex House), Julian Niccolini (The Four Seasons Restaurant), Monica Ng (Sirio Ristorante at the Pierre Hotel), Charles Rodriquez (Print Restaurant), Martin Shapiro (Tribeca Grill), Anthony Smith (The Cosmopolitan Club), Thalia Warner (Cakes by Thalia) and Professors Jean Claude and Louise Hoffman (New York City College of Technology).
“This is a great way for the college and larger communities to savor dishes prepared by some of the nation’s top chefs and to support one of the College’s flagship programs,” says City Tech Director of Development and Foundation Executive Director Jewel Escobar. “Many of our hospitality management students would not be able to attend City Tech and go on to contribute to the livelihood of the city without the financial support made possible through this outstanding event.”
Escobar added that in addition to the tasting part of the evening there will be a silent auction with some very attractive items, thanks to the College’s generous corporate sponsors and donors, including TD Bank, Bread Depot, Extra Virgin Restaurant, Fornino and De Gustibus Cooking School. Auction items include roundtrip airfare for two; New York City weekends, including hotel accommodations, brunch and dinner for two and tickets to a Broadway show; lunches, brunches and dinners at top New York restaurants; cooking classes; wine tastings; electronics; gift certificates; an assortments of fine wines and other gift baskets.