You are invited to Art of Cooking: A benefit for The Sylvia Center.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019
6pm Cocktails, 7pm Dinner
Silent & Live Auction

Hudson Mercantile
500 West 36th Street, New York City

It starts in the kitchen! 

The Sylvia Center opens new possibilities for more young people by increasing knowledge of and desire for healthy foods. We invite young people to build healthier lives by teaching them how to cook with healthy foods as a foundation.  And we encourage them to share their new-found knowledge and skills with others. 

Join us!

Support this critical work and make an impact on the lives of young New Yorkers.


This year’s gala will honor Jonathan Raiola of RAIOLA/CO.


Dinner Curated by Chef Michael Lomonaco
Hudson Yards Grill
Porter House Bar and Grill
Center Bar


Chef and Student Collaborations

Sylvia Center youth and teen students working with:  

Ronny Jaramillo, Chela

Benefit Co-Chairs

Cindy and David Edelson

Nina P. Freedman and Michael L. Rosenbaum 

Tara and Joseph Gendelman 

Trudy Elbaum Gottesman and Robert Gottesman 

Barbara Marcus and Michael Pollack

Phil and Chantal Meldrum

Liz Neumark and Chaim Wachsberger

Benefit Committee

Courtney Archer-Buckmire

Lynn Cole and Ian Rosenblum

Jamie Drake

Karen J. Freedman and Roger E. Weisberg

Susan K. Freedman and Richard J. Jacobs

Deborah and Ralph Gardner

Wendy Hattler-Dessy and Maximo Gomez

Jenny Sharfstein Kane and Andrew Kane

Curtis and Stacey Lane

Frances and Jack Levy

Scott Millstein and Jae Lee

David and Lori Moore

Howard Pulchin and Joerel Ramos

Joseph Ravitch

Leah F. Rosenbaum

Abigail Pogrebin and David Shapiro

David and Peggy Tanner

Teri and Barry Volpert

Thank you to our sponsors!

For more information regarding sponsorship of this event, please contact Morgan Blackburn at

Click here to download the invitation.