Art of Cooking 2018

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Thursday, November 1, 2018
6pm Cocktails, 7pm Dinner
Silent & Live Auction

Hudson Mercantile
500 West 36th Street, New York City

The Sylvia Center works in high-need, high-potential communities to teach young people how to enjoy, prepare, and speak up for healthy food. Sylvia Center students become positive role models and help grow healthier communities.


This year’s gala will honor seven of The Sylvia Center’s Founding Board Members, an extraordinary group of individuals with great vision.

Richard Aaron
Joel Cooperman
Rabbi Anne Ebersman
Trudy Elbaum Gottesman
Dean Martinus
Dodi Meyer, MD
Chaim Wachsberger


Dinner Curated by Chef Anita Lo


Chef and Student Collaborations
Sylvia Center youth and teen students working with:  

Patti Jackson, Delaware and Hudson
Antonio Mora, Quality Meats
Nicholas Morgenstern, Morgenstern’s Finest Ice Cream
Sohui Kim, The Good Fork


Benefit Co-Chairs

Cindy and David Edelson
Nina P. Freedman and Michael L. Rosenbaum
Tara and Joseph Gendelman
Robert Gottesman and Trudy Elbaum Gottesman
Liz Neumark and Chaim Wachsberger
Howard Pulchin and Joerel Ramos

Benefit Committee

Courtney Archer-Buckmire
Lori and Harley Bassman
Virginia Bayer and Robert Hirt
Dick and Nardyne Cattani
Lynn Cole and Ian Rosenblum
Judy and Steven Elbaum
Henry Feuerstein and Elise Meyer
Cindi and Gregg Fisher
Karen J. Freedman and Roger E. Weisberg
Susan K. Freedman and Richard J. Jacob
Deborah and Ralph Gardner
Janet and Howard Ginsburg, MD
Eve Goldberg and Neil Wallin
Wendy Hattler-Dessy and Maximo Gomez
Lara and Douglas Holtz
Jenny Sharfstein Kane and Andrew Kane
Curtis and Stacey Lane
Sylvia Lavietes and Harri V. Taranto
Frances and Jack Levy
Barbara Marcus and Michael Pollack
Phil and Chantal Meldrum
Amy Todd Middleton and Curt Middleton
Jae Lee and Scott Millstein
David and Lori Moore
Michael Muzyk and Teresa Chaisson Muzyk
Abigail Pogrebin and David Shapiro
Joseph Ravitch
Art and Becky Samberg
Roanna and Morris Shorofsky, MD
Wendy and Steve Siegel
David and Peggy Tanner
Teri and Barry Volpert
Jeffrey and Lise Wilks
Amy Berlin Wolpert and Ivan J. Wolpert

Thank you to our sponsors!

Bloomberg Philanthropies 
Great Performances
Bentley Meeker
Hudson Mercantile