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Thank you for making The Art of Cooking a success!

Oct 16, 2014
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At this year’s Art of Cooking benefit dinner, supporters of The Sylvia Center gathered together to honor the teens and families we work with in New York City, along with John Unwin, CEO of The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Throughout the night, supporters mingled with our teen chefs, their families and a cohort from Green City Force, a service corps organization TSC partners with that works with New York City Housing Authority young adults. Guests enjoyed a warm and delicious meal inspired by the teen chefs themselves, as honoree John Unwin shared stories on-stage about his moving experience at Katchkie Farm last fall, when he and his team of chefs spent the day cooking with Sylvia Center teen students.
 
The teens were recognized for their passion for good food that they share everyday in their homes and communities, and were presented with gifts to help them continue doing so—sets of essential kitchen equipment. For dessert, the teens were surprised with the opportunity to decorate their own cakes with Chef Rob from Great Performances.
 
With the generosity of our friends, families and supporters, we were able to surpass our fundraising goal at the event this year to raise over $550,000, which will—among other things—allow us to open a new site in 2015. Thank you to everyone who helped us make this year’s Art of Cooking such a success and so much fun!
 


 
 

The Art of Cooking Benefit Dinner & Live Auction

Aug 29, 2014
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You Are Invited To:

The Art of Cooking

DINNER & LIVE AUCTION

to benefit The Sylvia Center

 

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

6:30pm Cocktails, 7:30pm Dinner

 

Honoring

John Unwin

CEO of The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

 

and

The Teens & Families of The Sylvia Center’s

Cooks For Health Program

in New York City Housing Authority Community Centers

 

at

Sotheby’s

72nd & York

New York, NY

 

Please join us on Wednesday, October 15th at Sotheby’s for The Art of Cooking, a benefit dinner and live auction honoring John Unwin, CEO of The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, and the Teens and Families of our Cooks for Health Program in New York City Housing Authority Community Centers. All proceeds from the evening will go towards sustaining and expanding the Cooks for Health Program throughout New York City.

 

To purchase tickets, a table or a program ad,

please download and return our RSVP card.


 

Our preferred method of payment is check (so that the entirety of your contribution goes toward supporting our programs, not credit card fees), but you may also purchase individual tickets on Eventbrite.

 

If you are unable to attend but would like to support The Sylvia Center on the occasion of The Art of Cooking, contributions can be made here. Thank you!

 
 
Learn more about:

 
 

Sponsorship Tables and Tickets

 

Parsley Sponsor  $50,000

Supports a full year of youth, teen and family programming at one NYCHA community center & one 6-month full-time intern for The Sylvia Center at Katchkie Farm. VIP table for 10 guests; recognition in the program & online materials; a full-page program ad; and acknowledgement from the podium.

 

Sage Sponsor $35,000

Supports a full year of youth, teen and family programming at one NYCHA community center. One table for 10 guests; recognition in the program & online materials; a full-page program ad; and acknowledgement from the podium.

 

Rosemary Sponsor $20,000

Supports a full year of youth and teen programming at one NYCHA community center. One table for 10 guests; recognition in the program & online materials; and a half-page program ad.

 

Thyme Sponsor $12,500

Supports a full year of family programming at one NYCHA community center. One table for 10 guests; recognition in the program & online materials; and a quarter-page program ad.

 

Fruit Ticket $2,500

Sponsors ten NYCHA program students to learn how to cook. One ticket to the event and recognition in the program & online materials.

 

Flower Ticket $1,250

Sponsors five NYCHA program students to learn how to cook. One ticket to the event and recognition in the program & online materials.

 

Seed Ticket $750

Sponsors three NYCHA program students to learn how to cook. One ticket to the event.

 
 

Program Ads

Ads are due by October 1, 2014.

Full-page Ad $2,500

Half-page Ad $1,500

Quarter-page Ad $1,000

 

Please email erika.lesser@sylviacenter.org for ad specs and to submit artwork or text.

 
 

Honorees

 

John Unwin, CEO of The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

As Chief Executive Officer of The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas since its launch in 2010, John Unwin is responsible for leading this sophisticated, urban-minded resort at the heart of the Las Vegas Strip. As part of his vision for this 2,995 room resort, Unwin assembled a dream team of restaurants and chefs (among them Costas Spiliadis, Jose Andres, Scott Conant, David Myers, and Bruce and Eric Bromberg). This unique “neighborhood” of dining options that Unwin created has proven to be a popular destination for both visitors to the city and local residents, helping to make The Cosmopolitan one of the top-rated resorts.

 

In the summer of 2013, Unwin and his chef team visited The Sylvia Center at Katchkie Farm and cooked with a team of Sylvia Center teen students. Inspired by the teens’ skills and enthusiasm, Unwin made a commitment to support The Sylvia Center’s mission to teach children, teens and families the skills they need to be able to cook and feed themselves in a healthy, regular way.

 
 

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

Since The Sylvia Center was founded in 2007, our mission has been focused on inspiring young people to become healthy eaters. In 2011 we expanded the program to include teens and families, and now over a thousand participants complete the Cooks for Health Program each year. Our teen and family graduates lead the charge on helping their families establish healthy eating habits, bringing home new skills, new flavors, and healthy, affordable and delicious recipes.

 

At this year’s Art of Cooking benefit, we are thrilled to honor all the teens and families that we work with, for their interest in healthy eating, their hard work in class, and the passion for good food that they share everyday in their homes and communities.

 
 

Supporters

 

Benefit Chairs

Cindy & David Edelson

Nina Freedman & Michael Rosenbaum

Trudy Elbaum Gottesman & Robert Gottesman

Amy Todd Middleton & Curt Middleton

Liz Neumark & Chaim Wachsberger

 

Benefit Committee

Steven & Caroline Angel

Jody & John Arnhold

Sharon Avneri & Colin Finkelstein

Ellen & Martyn Ball

Lori & Harley Bassman

Scott Berrie

Miriam Bender Birge & Jon Birge

Laura & Lloyd Blankfein

Linda Blum & Jeremy Merrin

Lauren & Sean Costello

Ronnie Davis

Nicola Downey & Simon Robertson

Judy & Steven Elbaum

Karen Freedman & Roger Weisberg

Susan Freedman & Richard Jacobs

Debbie & Ralph Gardner

Janet & Howard Ginsburg MD

Eve Goldberg & Neil Wallin

Harriet & Leonard Holtz

Lara & Doug Holtz

Michael Holtz

Renée Iacone & Steve Clearman

Stacey & Curtis Lane

Fran & Jack Levy

Dean & Katherine Martinus

Dodi Meyer MD

Laura & Michael Miller

Lori & David Moore

Michael Pollack

Heidi & Richard Rieger

Mindy Schneider & Michael Lesser

Tracy Chutorian Semler & Eric Semler

Alaina Sparks & Ron Klein

David & Peggy Tanner

Mimosa Jones Tunney & John Tunney

Teri & Barry Volpert

Joanne & Fred Wilson

Lisa Wolfe & Joseph Ravitch

 
 

The Sylvia Center featured on W-ABC TV Channel 7

Aug 22, 2014
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The Sylvia Center was featured on local news Channel 7 last night with Lauren Glassberg. Watch the video here.
 
 

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

6:30pm

 

Honoring

John Unwin

CEO of The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

 

and

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

in New York City Housing Authority Community Centers

 

at

Sotheby’s

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.

 
 

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