At last year’s C-CAP Benefit, we were are among the 800 guests who were treated to signature dishes from tops chefs around NYC and watched Restauranteur Tony May receive the C-CAP H0nors Award. With Tuesday, March 4 around the corner, we can’t wait to attend C-CAP’s Annual Benefit 2014 at Chelsea Pier’s Pier Sixty, where Chef Michael White will be honored. Chef White is Owner/Chef of popular Osteria Morini located in the Soho neighborhood.
Chef White’s new cookbook, Classico e Moderno, was released to great acclaim. Publisher Weekly says, “This cookbook is a masterpiece of culinary acumen and perfection in presentation.” As this year’s honoree, Michael White will receive the C-CAP Honors Award. Past recipients include: Tony May, Marcus Samuelsson, Drew Nieporent, Alfred Portale, Lidia Bastianich, Thomas Keller, Danny Meyer, Daniel Boulud, and Jacques Pepin.
Attendees will get the opportunity to sample food from 40 of the city’s hottest star chefs, including Marcus Samuelsson, Daniel Boulud, Marc Murphy, Dan Barber, Michael Lomonaco and Bryce Shuman, as well as C-CAP alumni Pastry Chef Thiago Silva from The General, Chef Kelvin Fernandez from Blend on the Water and Chef Sean Quinn of Chadwick’s. Cooking alongside the chefs will be more than 60 New York City C-CAP high school culinary students, eager to put their mark on the culinary world.
Andrew Zimmern, host of Bizarre Foods, will be the Master of Ceremonies. The festivities will include a live auction and silent auction, including once-in-a-lifetime culinary and travel packages. Funds raised will support the national not-for-profit’s mission of providing scholarships, education, and career opportunities in the culinary arts to disadvantaged youth.
The C-CAP Annual Benefit is open to the public. Tickets for general admission are $550 (limited availability); Tickets for VIP admission are $700, and $1,000 (this ticket includes a signed copy of Michael White’s cookbook). For tickets, more information about the event, and sponsorship opportunities, call 212-974-7111 or visit www.ccapinc.org.