Culinary Events > No Kid Hungry Dinners

Night Out for No Kid Hungry

April 04, 2017

Event Co-Chair: $50,000
6:00pm - 10:00pm

No Kid Hungry Champion: $25,000
6:00pm - 10:00pm

No Kid Hungry Leader: $15,000
6:00pm - 10:00pm

Table for 10: $10,000
6:00pm - 10:00pm

Afterschool Snack Star: $2,500
6:00pm - 10:00pm

Individual Ticket: $1,000
6:00pm - 10:00pm

Metropolitan Pavilion

125 W 18th St
New York, New York


Presented by Citi

Join Us to Help End Childhood Hunger in America

Hosted by Ali Wentworth 

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Metropolitan Pavilion

125 W 18th St
New York, NY 10011

Mary Jane & Jim Berrien

Judson Linville
CEO, Citi Cards
Outstanding Corporate Leadership Award


Carrie and Leigh Abramson | Cindy Linville | Mastercard 

Danny Meyer | Tara Olson | George Stephanopoulos  


No Kid Hungry Champions

American Airlines Live Nation | National Basketball Association | Visa


Afterschool Snack Star

Ahl, Berrien & Partners | Barbara & Tim Boroughs | Dave & Kitty Greenwald | Peter Hauspurg & Daun Paris | Pfizer Inc | Relyea|Zuckerberg|Hanson, LLC


6 p.m. - Cocktail reception
7 p.m. - Multi-course seated dinner

Contact Abigael Blumenthal at or (202) 601-8196 with any questions.
Space is limited, RSVP required.

No child in should grow up hungry in America, but one in five children struggles with hunger. Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign is ending childhood hunger in this nation by connecting kids in need with nutritious food and teaching families how to cook healthy, affordable meals. You can help surround kids with the nutritious food they need where they live, learn and play.

Culinary Co-Chairs
Anita Lo, Annisa 
Anita Lo, chef and owner of Annisa, is one of the most respected chefs in the country having earned numerous accolades for her inventive Contemporary American cuisine.  Her intimate Greenwich Village restaurant opened in 2000 and was destroyed by fire in 2009. Just as plans for rebuilding Annisa were underway, Lo appeared on Top Chef Masters, finishing fourth out of 24 chefs. The restaurant reopened in April 2010 followed by the release of her first cookbook, Cooking Without Bordersin October 2011. Annisa continues to impress. Pete Wells at The New York Times recently re-reviewed the restaurant in 2014, awarding Lo with a glowing 3-star review
Bryce Shuman

Bryce Shuman, originally from Chapel Hill, NC moved to San Francisco, California to hone his skills as a chef. Working first for Wolfgang Puck at Postrio and then for Stuart Brioza and Nicole Krasinski at Rubicon, Bryce learned the importance of cooking with the finest ingredients and always from the heart. Upon returning to the east coast he joined Daniel Humm’s team at Eleven Madison Park in New York City. During his six years there as Sous Chef and Executive Sous Chef, the restaurant garnered four stars from the New York Times, three Michelin Stars, as well at a top 5 placement on The Worlds 50 Best. As Executive Chef at Betony, Bryce earned three stars from The New York Times, one Michelin star, and was a 2015  Food & Wine “Best New Chef”. Esquire Magazine also named Betony "Restaurant of the Year"  When not cooking, Bryce likes to spend time with his loving wife and 3 year old daughter, Emilia.  He also collects analog synthesizers, plays blues guitar, and snaps instant photographs with his vintage Polaroid Reporter SE.

Spirits Chair
Eamon Rockey

Eamon Rockey is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Culinary Management. For over ten years, he has worked in service, management and beverage-centric positions at some of New York City’s most highly regarded restaurants including Gilt, Eleven Madison Park, Atera, and Aska. Most recently as the General Manager of Betony, and COO of the North American branch of its parent company Maison-Dellos, Eamon spearheaded the restaurant’s critically acclaimed cocktail program, renowned for its milk punches.  

Wine Chair
Thomas Pastuszak, The NoMad

Born & bred in New York, Thomas studied neurobiology and classical piano at Cornell University, and all the while worked in restaurants to pay-off his student loans. In January 2011, Thomas diverted from his path toward a medical career, and took on the role of Wine Director at Chef Tom Colicchio’s restaurant Colicchio & Sons in New York City, and would soon thereafter join Chef Daniel Humm and the team behind the world-renowned Eleven Madison Park to create The NoMad in Spring 2012.  He opened The NoMad as its Wine Director & helped it achieve its 3-Star New York Times rating within a few months of its opening.  Thomas was chosen as one of the Best New Sommeliers of 2012 by Wine & Spirits Magazine, recognized as one of Forbes' 30 Under 30 in 2013, and was most recently named one of Food & Wine’s Sommeliers of the Year of 2015.  Most recently, Thomas has gotten into the world of winemaking, and has launched two exciting new wine labels: Terrassen in 2013, and Empire Estate in 2014, both with a focus on New York's exciting upstate wine region, the Finger Lakes.


2017 Dinner Chefs

Amanda Cohen, Dirt Candy

Gabi & Greg Denton, Ox Restaurant

Daniel Eddy, Rebelle

Gunnar Gislason, Agern Restaurant

Zachary Golper, Bien Cuit

Patti Jackson, Delaware and Hudson

Anita Lo, Annisa

Jenn Louis, RAY

Julian Medina, Toloache

George Mendes, Lupulo & ALDEA

Charles Phan, The Slanted Door

Missy Robins, Lilia

Justin Shoults, Oak + Rowan

Jared Sippel, Italienne

Bryce Shuman

Celina Tio, JULIAN and The Belfry

Sherry Yard, City Perch


2017 Wine Directors

Cedric Nicaise, Eleven Madison Park

Thomas Pastuszak, The NoMad

John Burns Paterson, Frankies Spuntino Group

Juliette Pope, Louis/Dressner Selections

Kimberly Prokoshyn, Rebelle

Aviram Turgeman, Chef Driven Group

Chad Walsh, Agern Restaurant


2017 Cocktail Hour

Andrew Corrigan, Cookshop

Zachary Golper, Bien Cuit

Manish Mehrotra, Indian Accent

Hillary Sterling, Vic's 

Eamon Rockey


2017 Dessert Lounge

Sherry Blockinger, Sherry B Dessert Studio 

Michael Laiskonis, Institute of Culinary Education

Brian Mercury, Oak + Rowan


Lot # 1 – Wine And Dine

The team at Zachys, Fine Wine Director of Acquisitions, Chris Deas, and Antinori Brand Ambassador, Niccolo Maltinti, invite you to celebrate the groundbreaking wines of Tuscany and historic reference points for Bordeaux through VinoVin: An Intimate Wine Tasting for 8 of the Great Wine Regions of France and Italy. This themed tasting will help illuminate what are 4 of the greatest winemaking regions in the World while broadening palates with 10 prized and vintage selections from Barolo, Burgundy, Bordeaux and Bolgheri, including a 2008 Prunotto Barolo Colonnello and a 2000 Leoville Las Cases to create a magical evening.
The destination of this tasting is up to you. That’s why we say it’s all about who you know – and we’re about to make a sought-after introduction. INHOUSE is a program unlike any other, creating memorable dining experiences by connecting loyal diners with exceptional restaurants.
Membership is currently invitation only. INHOUSE is proud to offer a unique opportunity for a 1 year membership to the program with benefits such as priority access to reservations across the best restaurants in New York, invitations to curated dining events & new restaurant openings, and a focus on highly personalized dining experiences - feel like a regular at:
ABC Cocina . ABC Kitchen  . ABC V . Agern . Aquavit . Bar Primi . Batard . Blue Hill . Blue Hill Stone Barns . Casa Mono . Charlie Bird . Contra . Cosme . Dell’Anima . Decoy . Dell ‘Anima . The Dutch . Fedora . Jean Georges . Gramercy Tavern . High Street on Hudson . L'Artusi . Lafayette . Lilia . Loring Place . Maison Premiere . The Modern . The Musket Room . Narcissa . The NoMad . The NoMad Bar . O Ya . Perla Café . Prime Meats . Rebelle . Red Farm . Union Square Cafe . Upland
And that list is growing both in New York and soon elsewhere, including Los Angeles & London! This package also includes gift certificates for Dinner for 2 at Agern, Lilia, and Union Square Cafe. While you're on your own for the rest, we know you’ll be in great hands and are delighted to offer you this most exclusive culinary white glove service.
Restrictions: Winning bidder has 1-year membership to INHOUSE. Winner pays for all meals, including tax and gratuity. Zachys tasting offer expires on April 4, 2018 and some blackout dates apply.  Travel and food costs to be covered by host. Wines may be subject to minor changes based on availability. Expires April 4, 2018.
Generously donated by INHOUSE and Zachys Wine & Liquor.


Lot # 2 – On The Town

You've been waiting the Longest Time for a getaway... and you already live in the greatest city in the world, so why not make it a staycation? This Night will remind you why you've always been in a New York State of Mind. No Scenes From an Italian Restaurant needed...  Complete the weekend with a reservation at Eleven Madison Park, where you'll be treated to the tasting dinner menu for 2. Then invite your friends and pass through the Turnstiles en route to Madison Square Garden, where you'll enjoy a show during Billy Joel's residency from your 4 front row seats. You're such a Big Shot, you even have a meet & greet with The Entertainer before the show begins. After the show, make like you're Movin' Out as you settle in for a 2-night stay at The W Hotel in Union Square. You might even invite a few more friends to hang in your room and enjoy your 2 jaw dropping bottles of bubbly courtesy of Crush Wine & Spirits. Everybody Loves You Now!

Restrictions: Hotel subject to blackout dates. Show to be chosen on mutually agreed upon date between June-December 2017. Expires December 31, 2017.
Generously donated by Citi Bank, The W Hotel, and Crush Wine & Spirits.


LOT # 3 – Summer BBQ for 50

How much talent can your terrace or backyard hold? We're bringing in the best of the south for a loosen-your-tie, loosen-your-belt kind of affair. James Beard Award-winning chefs Tim Byres (SMOKE, Dallas), Ashley Christensen (Poole’s Diner, Raleigh), Tandy Wilson (City House, Nashville), as well as Andy Ticer & Michael Hudman (Hog and Hominy, Memphis), will pack up their favorite tastes to deliver a barbecue feast for 50 guests. These chefs are also longtime pals, guaranteeing you: a pig roast, all the fixings, a really good time, and of course, bragging rights.
Restrictions: Must be scheduled on a mutually agreed upon date. Blackout dates apply, including holidays. Winning bidder to provide wine, tableware, service ware, servers / bartenders (if desired). Chefs will do light cleanup of kitchen afterwards. Gratuity not included. Because of the number of chefs involved, Share Our Strength reserves the right to substitute a scheduled chef with one of equal talent, caliber, and charm. Expires April 4, 2018.
Generously donated by Chefs Tim Byres, Ashley Christensen, Tandy Wilson, and Andy Ticer & Michael Hudman.


Lot # 4 – Bonjour Paris - A Vacation for the Ages curated by Thomas Pastuszak

Go for the light, stay for the bubbles. We're sending you and a friend to Paris and Champagne for a taste of some very good living indeed. Settle in for a 4-night stay at Hôtel Costes in the first arrondissement of Paris near Place Vendôme, Opéra, Jardin des Tuileries, Concorde, and Champs-Elysées. Sample the new wave of Parisian restaurants: the lauded Frenchie (from Gramercy Tavern alum Greg Marchand) and the cheeky Vantre (Chef Iacopo Chomel, formerly of Le Passage). In between, take off for a day in Champagne, complete with tastings at Billecart-Salmon, Champagne Gonet, and Moet & Chandon with a deluxe lunch in between. You’ll both come and go in comfort, flying business class courtesy American Airlines. C'est vrai: la vie est belle.
Restrictions: Hotel subject to availability. Share Our Strength reserves the right to substitute a hotel/restaurant based on availability. Car service to be arranged between Champagne and Paris. Includes two American Airlines mile vouchers for 110,000 miles – certificates must be deposited online and can only be deposited once on/or before the expiration date. Lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed certificates will not be replaced by American Airlines. Expires April 4, 2018.
Generously donated by American Airlines and curated by Thomas Pastuszak.


LOT #5 – All The Ladies

The greatest chefs from both coasts in your home, cooking for your pals, on the ultimate ladies' night. Jody Adams (Rialto, Trade, Boston), Ashley Christensen (Poole's Diner, Raleigh), Amanda Freitag (Food Network's Chopped), Naomi Pomeroy (Beast, Portland), and Nancy Silverton (Mozza, Osteria Mozza, Los Angeles) will cook up an evening to remember. 5 courses, 12 guests, 1 fabulous night.
Restrictions: Winning bidder to provide wine, tableware, service ware, servers / bartenders (if desired). Chefs will do light cleanup of kitchen afterwards. Gratuity not included. Blackout dates apply, including holidays. Because of the number of chefs involved, Share Our Strength reserves the right to substitute a scheduled chef with one of equal talent, caliber, and charm. Expires April 4, 2018.
Generously donated by Chefs Jody Adams, Ashley Christensen, Amanda Freitag, Naomi Pomeroy, and Nancy Silverton.

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