And what a supper! A 240-foot table with bites from Amanda Freitag, Marc Meyer and GinaDePalma.
A star-studded roster of chefs presented a bevy of family-style dishes at the second-annual Sunday Supper at Chelsea Market. Benefiting the Fulton Youth of the Future culinary scholarships, the event boasted a 240-foot-long table groaning under the weight of a three-course meal, with dishes from the likes of Amanda Freitag of The Harrison, Gina DePalma of Babbo and Marc Meyer of Cookshop.
The night was a team effort, with Chelsea Market vendors also getting on board: Friedman’s Lunch offered kitchen space to chefs (who came from as far as Nashville and Beverly Hills); the Green Table provided passed appetizers for the pre-dinner reception; and Lucy’s Whey, L’Arte de Gelato, Sarabeth’s Bakery and Amy’s Bread all pitched in as well. Aspiring chefs from the Fulton Youth Foundation, who have a chance to receive culinary scholarships administered by the James Beard Foundation, helped out in the kitchen.
For chefs, the evening was “a real bonding experience,” said Friedman’s Lunch sous-chef Justin Brunwasser. “I was proud to meet these guys,” he said of kitchen partners Craig Koketsu and Kevin Lasko from Park Avenue Spring. But ultimately, as James Beard Foundation president Susan Ungaro reminded us, the event was for the students who will receive culinary scholarships. “It’s wonderful we can help interested kids learn about healthy food."
By Jenny Miller; photos by Natasha Ryan