The Sylvia Center (TSC) will commemorate 15 years of inspiring young people and families to change their lives through healthy eating and cooking at its Art of Cooking benefit. The evening’s menu will be curated and prepared by Chef Bryce Shuman, now at Sweetbriar, and formerly of Eleven Madison Park and the acclaimed Betony, which garnered three stars from The New York Times and one Michelin star. He was named 2015 Food & Wine Magazine “Best New Chef”.
During the event, The Sylvia Center will celebrate its founding supporter, Great Performances Hospitality Group and honor Wendy Dessy of Proskauer. The inaugural Miriam and Carl Stern Community Partnership Award will be granted to Jeannette Bocanegra of Justice for Families, a partner organization in the Bronx. The event will also feature students from three of The Sylvia Center’s Teen Culinary Apprenticeship programs in the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens, who will create their own dish that will be featured during the event’s cocktail hour.
The Sylvia Center’s mission is to educate young people and families about the connection between food and health through nutrition-focused, culinary-based programming and empower them to become healthy food advocates at home and in our communities. Based in the Bronx and at Katchkie Farm in Kinderhook, NY, The Sylvia Center has served more than 38,000 participants in New York City and the Hudson Valley since its founding in 2007.
The benefit will be held on Thursday, April 27, 2023, 6-7 PM cocktails and 7-8:30 PM dinner and program at the Hudson Mercantile located at 500 West 36th Street, New York, NY
To buy a sponsorship or tickets, visit https://donate.sylviacenter.org/ArtofCooking2023