Save the Date: The Art of Cooking

Aug 5, 2014
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Save the Date

The Art of Cooking

to benefit The Sylvia Center


Wednesday, October 15




John Unwin

CEO of The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas



The Families of The Sylvia Center’s
Cooks For Health Program

in New York City Housing Authority Community Centers




New York, NY


To purchase tickets, a table or an ad for the event, please download and return our Sponsorship Form.


You may also purchase individual tickets online, but to ensure that your entire contribution goes toward supporting our programs at The Sylvia Center, please note that our preferred method of payment is via check.


Sylvia’s Table: Farm-Fresh Cookbook On Sale Now

Aug 15, 2013
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Every year, children flock to the Sylvia Center at Katchkie Farm in upstate New York to learn firsthand about where fresh food comes from—how to grow it, how to harvest it, and how to use it to prepare great-tasting meals. Now Sylvia’s Table brings these lessons and recipes straight from the farm to your kitchen in a deliciously unique cookbook for families. From Homemade Apple Roll-Ups to Butternut Squash Bread Pudding and from Spinach and Strawberry Salad to Grilled Tamarind Turkey Burgers and Baked Sweet Potato Fries, here are almost two hundred recipes that you and your family will enjoy.


Featuring recipes from “the friends of Katchkie Farm”—chefs like Michael Romano of Union Square Cafe and Jonathan Waxman of Barbuto; culinary experts including Food & Wine’s Dana Cowin; cookbook authors Giuliano Bugialli, Rozanne Gold, Deborah Madison, and, Sara Moulton; and many others—this is a family cookbook guaranteed to be loved by cooks (and kids) of all ages.


Available Now


Order Today!

All profits go to benefit The Sylvia Center.



Save the Date: The Art of Cooking

Aug 12, 2013
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Please join us on Tuesday, October 15th at Sotheby’s for The Art of Cooking, a gala dinner and live auction to benefit The Sylvia Center’s programs. Part of the dinner will be prepared by TSC student chefs and chef instructors, and the event will honor Rachael Ray and the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City, for their early and continuing support of our programs in NYC Housing Authority Community Centers. More details and the full invite coming soon!



6th Annual Farm to Table Dinner

May 13, 2013
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Saturday, July 6, 2013

Cocktails at 6pm, Dinner at 7pm
Katchkie Farm | 745 Fischer Road | Kinderhook, NY




Please join us on Saturday July 6, 2013 at Katchkie Farm to enjoy a delicious evening on the farm, including a pig roast and hors d’oeuvres prepared by local chefs. The event will begin at 6pm with cocktails and music in The Sylvia Center Children’s Garden, followed by dinner in the fields. All proceeds from this benefit dinner will go to support The Sylvia Center’s garden to table programs.


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