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25th Annual Citymeals-On-Wheels "Chef's Tribute" Benefit

Chef "Class Photo" Photo by: Tiffany Oelfke)
Legendary Chefs & Beard Disciples Gather at Rockefeller Center to Honor the Citymeals Co-Founder and to Celebrate a Quarter Century of Cooking
For A Cause

June 14, 2010


 Chef "Class Photo" Photo by: Tiffany Oelfke




On Monday, June 14th at 7:30 p.m., Citymeals-on-Wheels will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Chefs’ Tribute to James Beard
an annual benefit held in honor of the charity’s co-founder.  More than 40 of the great chefs who have participated at Chefs’ Tribute in the past will reunite at Rock Center to prepare the same dish they did at a previous Chefs’ Tribute event or a new take on it. The event is expected to raise $800,000 for the preparation and delivery of nutritious meals, hand-delivered to frail, homebound elderly New Yorkers.     
The event -- themed Silver Spoons: 25 Years of Chefs & Celebrations to honor James Beard & benefit Citymeals-on-Wheels -- will be designed by renowned architect David Rockwell. More than 1,000 business leaders, gourmet enthusiasts, food industry trendsetters, socialites, young professionals, chefs and restaurateurs will attend one of the season’s most anticipated culinary events.  Live music and dancing will add another vibrant dash to the festivities.  Among the chefs creating culinary magic will be: 
Jody Adams, Rialto Restaurant (Cambridge, MA)
Paul Bartolotta, Bartolotta Ristorante di Mare (Las Vegas)
Jonathan Benno, Patina Group Restaurant at Lincoln
     Center (New York)
Massimo Bottura, Osteria Francescana (Modena, Italy)
Daniel Boulud & Jean François Bruel, DANIEL (New York)
Ed Brown, Ed's Chowder House (New York)
Cesare Casella, Salumeria Rosi (New York)
Jawn Chasteen & Michael Gabriel, The Sea Grill (New
Josh DeChellis, La Fonda del Sol (New York)
Franck Deletrain, Café Centro (New York)
Robert Del Grande, Café Annie (Houston, TX)
Todd English, The Todd English Restaurant Group (New
Gennaro Esposito, Torre del Saracino (Vico Equense, 
Traci des Jardins, Jardiniere (San Fransisco)
Claudia Fleming & Gerry Hayden, The North Fork Table &
     Inn (Southold, NY)
Larry Forgione, An American Place (St. Louis) with Marc
     Forgione, Marc Forgione (New York)
Melissa Kelly, Primo (Rockland, ME, Orlando, Tucson)
Richard Leach, The Hurricane Club (New York)
Nobu Matsuhisa, Nobu (New York)
Michael Mina, MICHAEL MINA (San Francisco)
Umberto Montano, Alle Murate (Florence, Italy)
David Myers, Sona/Comme Ça (Los Angeles)
Bradley Ogden,  Bradley Ogden at Caesar’s Palace (Las
Charlie Palmer & Chris Lee, Aureole (New York)
François Payard, François Chocolate Bar (New York)
Mark Peel, Campanile/The Tar Pit/The Point (Los Angeles)
Alfred Portale, Gotham Bar & Grill (New York)
Antonio Prontelli & Juan Branez, Rock Center
     Café/Cucina & Co. (New York)
Wolfgang Puck, Wolfgang Puck Fine Dining Group (Los
Stephan Pyles, Stephan Pyles (Dallas, TX)
Chris Schlesinger, East Coast Grill (Cambridge,
Jimmy Schmidt, Rattlesnake/Morgan’s in the Desert
     (Detroit, MI/La Quinta, CA)
Joachim Splichal & Toney Esnault, Patina Restaurant
     Group (Los Angeles)
Bill Telepan, Telepan (New York)
Jacques Torres, Jacques Torres Chocolates (New York)
Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Jean Georges (New York)
Jonathan Waxman, Barbuto (New York)
Michael White, AltaMarea Group (New York) 
Nick Valenti / Patina Restaurant Group will be the evening’s Grand Host. The event is chaired by Ninah & Michael Lynne, Laura & John Pomerantz, Randi & Dennis Riese, and Tanuja & Haresh Tharani.  Beverage Chair is Audrey Saunders of The Pegu Club.
Official sponsors of Citymeals-on-Wheels are American Airlines and FIJI Water.  Event sponsors include Affinia Hotel Group, bpi, Party Rental Ltd., Nature’s Pride, Riese Restaurants, and UNIMAC Graphics.
WHAT:   More than 40 legendary chefs from around the country will gather to honor Citymeals co-founder James Beard 
at the 25th annual Citymeals-on-Wheels Chefs’ Tribute fundraiser, “Silver Spoons: 25 Years of Chefs and Celebrations.
”  The chefs will prepare a spectacular “movable feast” with some of their most beloved signature dishes. 
WHEN:   Monday, June 14, 2010; general admission 7:30 p.m.; VIP admission 6:30 p.m.
WHERE:   The gardens, esplanades and restaurants of Rockefeller Center
TICKETS:        Individual tickets: $600 each (7:30pm General admission)
                 Benefit Committee: $2,500 (includes 2 VIP tickets, 6:30pm early admission)
                 Grand Patron: $5,000 (includes 4 VIP tickets, 6:30pm early admission)
Very Grand Patron: $10,000 (includes 6 VIP tickets, 6:30pm early admission, and access to VIP Lounge)
$50 per ticket is not tax-deductible.
To purchase tickets, contact Citymeals-on-Wheels: (212) 687-1290 or .



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