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
Outstanding Civic Leadership Award

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 | Costco | Live Nation | National Basketball Association | Visa


No Kid Hungry Leaders



Afterschool Snack Star

Pfizer Inc


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 has earned three stars from The New York Times, one Michelin star, and was a 2015  Food & Wine “Best New Chef”.  When not at Betony, Bryce likes to spend time with his loving wife and two and a half 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

Greg Denton, Ox Restaurant

Anita Lo, Annisa

Jenn Louis, Lincoln Restaurant & Sunshine Tavern

George Mendes, Lupulo & ALDEA

Charles Phan, The Slanted Door

Missy Robins, Lilia

Jared Sippel, Italienne

Bryce Shuman

Celina Tio, JULIAN and The Belfry

Sherry Yard, iPic Entertainment Group's Restaurant Division


2017 Wine Directors

Joe Campanale, Epicurean Restaurant Group

Pascaline Lepeltier, MS, Rouge Tomate

Cedric Nicaise, Eleven Madison Park

Thomas Pastuszak, The NoMad

Raj Vaidya, Daniel


2017 Cocktail Hour

Manish Mehrotra, Indian Accent

Hillary Sterling, Vic's 

Eamon Rockey


2017 Dessert Lounge

Sherry Blockinger, Sherry B Dessert Studio


More chefs and sommeliers to be announced soon!

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