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Rumble at the Rock


 2012 event: Chef Class : Photo by: Hart Media

 2012 event: Chef Class: Photo by: Hart Media


Rumble at the Rock:

NY vs.CA Chef Showdown

Chefs From New York & California Vie For Bragging Rights

To benefit Citymeals-on-Wheels

WHAT: Legendary chefs will gather on Monday, June 10, 2013 for the most delicious turf war of all time – “Rumble at the Rock: NY vs. CA Chef Showdown,” the 28th Annual Chefs’ Tribute to Citymeals-on-Wheels. Renowned chefs from New York and California will unite – and compete – at this highly anticipated culinary event. The chefs will prepare mouth-watering dishes at tasting stations throughout the Rockefeller Center Plaza to prove, once and for all, “which coast has the most.” The event will raise funds to support the preparation and delivery of nutritious meals, hand-delivered to frail, homebound elderly New Yorkers. Participating chefs to-date include:

New York Chefs:

Jarett Appell, Stella 34 Trattoria

Jonathan Benno & Richard Capizzi, Lincoln


Matteo Bergamini, SD26

Daniel Boulud, DANIEL

Juan Branez & Antonio Prontelli, Cucina&

Co./Rock Center Café

Franck Deletrain, Brasserie 8 1/2

Chris DeLuna, La Fonda del Sol

Marc Forgione, Marc Forgione

Yuhi Fujinaga & Michael Gabriel, The Sea Grill

Craig Koketsu, Quality Italian

Nobu Matsuhisa, Nobu

Jeremy McMillan, Bedford Post Inn

Charlie Palmer, Aureole

Alfred Portale, Gotham Bar and Grill

Lauren Resler & Alex Stupak, Empellón


Bill Telepan, Telepan

Christina Tosi, Momofuku Milk Bar

Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Jean Georges

California Chefs:

Stuart Brioza & Nicole Krasinski, State Bird


Scott Conant, Scarpetta

Celestino Drago, Enoteca Drago

Larry Forgione, Conservatory for American Food


Jason Fox, Commonwealth

Casey Lane, The Tasting Kitchen

Thomas McNaughton, flour + water

Michael Mina, MICHAEL MINA

Dahlia Narvaez & Nancy Silverton, Mozza

Melissa Perello, Frances

Sarah and Evan Rich, RICH TABLE

Joachim Splichal, Patina

Michael Tusk, Quince

Michael Voltaggio, Ink

Sang Yoon, Lukshon/Father's Office

During “Rumble at the Rock,” Rockefeller Center will be transformed by renowned architect David Rockwell. More than 1,000 business leaders, gourmet enthusiasts, food industry trendsetters, socialites, young professionals, chefs and restaurateurs will be in attendance for live music, dancing, and spectacular cuisine.

Nick Valenti, CEO of 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 Lizzie & Jonathan Tisch. With the help of Beverage Chairs Audrey Saunders (Owner, The Pegu Club) and Daniel Johnnes (Wine Director, The Dinex Group), the event will also feature signature cocktails from top spirit sponsors and stellar wines from notable wineries.

Official sponsors of Citymeals-on-Wheels are American Airlines and FIJI Water. Other sponsors to-date include: ARC, Bedell Cellars, Bernardaud, Gotham Magazine, Lexus, The M.O. & M.E. Hoffman Foundation, Patina Restaurant Group, Riese Restaurants, Rockwell Group, Saks Fifth Avenue, Travelers Insurance, UNIMAC Graphics, and Wine & Spirits Magazine.

WHEN: Monday, June 10, 2013; VIP Admission 6:30 pm;
General Admission 7:30 pm

WHERE: The gardens, esplanades and restaurants of Rockefeller Center

TICKETS: Premier Patron: $25,000 (includes 14 VIP tickets; 6:30pm early admission; access to VIP Lounge)

Extraordinary Patron: $15,000 (includes 8 VIP tickets;
6:30pm early admission; access to VIP Lounge)

Very Grand Patron: $10,000 (includes 6 VIP tickets;
6:30pm early admission; access to VIP Lounge)

Grand Patron: $5,000 (includes 4 VIP tickets;
6:30pm early admission)

Benefactor: $2,500 (includes 2 VIP tickets; 6:30pm early admission)

General Admission Ticket: $600 each (7:30pm general admission)

Young Professional: $200 (40 years and younger. Don’t forget your ID! Ticket includes a kick-off party at Maloney & Porcelli on 50th Street, from 6:30pm-7:30pm and general admission to the event, starting at 7:30pm. There is a limited availability of
Young Professional tickets.)

$50 per ticket is not tax-deductible.

One hundred percent of ticket proceeds will support Citymeals and its preparation and delivery of nutritious meals to homebound elderly New Yorkers.

To purchase tickets, contact Citymeals-on-Wheels: (212) 687-1290 or .


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