Worthy Causes

Why Are These Chefs Posing In Front Of The Great Wall Of Tabasco?

15 chefs are visiting Avery Island, Louisiana
Mar 17, 2015 10:00 am

John Besh. Bill Telepan. Seamus Mullen. What do these three chefs have in common? Well, apart from the national name recognition, they are all currently touring the Tabasco hot-sauce factory on Avery Island, Louisiana. That’s right — the trio is part of a group of 15 chefs from around the country currently participating in the James Beard Foundation’s Chefs Boot Camp program.

Breakfast Is The Answer As Schools Get Smart

Good things happen when first period is breakfast
Mar 6, 2015 10:00 am

No Kid Hungry's "Hunger in Our Schools" project suggests a modification of the existing breakfast services, supporting the idea of students eating breakfast together as part of first period. Currently, kids have to enroll in a program, get up much earlier and wait in line. Who wants to sacrifice 15 minutes of social studies for cereal and fruit so you can learn until lunch? Everyone, right?

20 Of The World's Top Chefs Are Gathering For A Cause: To Save The Oceans

Adrià, Atala, Achatz, Acurio are among the invited
Feb 10, 2015 1:30 pm

Ferran Adrià. Joan Roca. Alex Atala. Daniel Humm. Gastón Acurio. Enrique Olvera. Grant Achatz. On Tuesday, March 17, these chefs, representing some of the world’s best restaurants, will join 13 others in San Sebastián, Spain. But the star-studded gathering is not to mark a new restaurant opening or participate in some high-priced food festival. It is to announce the chefs' commitment to Oceana's global campaign, Save the Oceans: Feed the World.

The Bitten Food Conversation Is A Food Conference With A Conscience

NYC event covers food trends, culture, future
Jan 28, 2015 2:30 pm

Want to learn about the trends and future of the food world while contributing to charity? Then Bitten: A Food Conversation is for you. New York City’s second annual innovation conference will serve as a platform not only for those working within the food world, but also for those passionate about technology, pop culture, entertainment, design and innovation as it pertains to the future of food. Read on for event details and a complete list of speakers.

Kickstart This: Hot Bread Kitchen Helps Train Immigrant Women In Bakery

It's an alternative to expensive culinary school
Oct 28, 2014 3:30 pm

Hot Bread Kitchen tops our list of worthy causes we’ve come across lately. An alternative to expensive culinary school, the Women Bake Bread Scholarship provides a yearlong paid training for low-income, immigrant women. The training curriculum tackles key elements of bakery work, as well as in-demand skills for culinary positions, including speed, accuracy, safe food handling and punctuality. And you can help through Kickstarter.

Eat Sandwiches, Salads From NYC's Best Chefs, Support A Good Cause

Join the ongoing monthly program at Feel Food café
Oct 17, 2014 1:00 pm

It’s a no brainer. Who wouldn’t want to eat a light lunch cooked by one of the city’s most promising young chefs for a good cause? Feel Food, a health food café in New York City’s West Village, is launching a program in collaboration with Alice Waters’ Edible Schoolyard NYC initiative. Each month, the café will feature an exclusive dish – a salad or sandwich – created by a different chef from one of the city’s top restaurants. What's first?

The Awesome ALS Benefit At NYC's Hearth Didn't Involve Ice Buckets

Great chefs, great cause. And check out the menu.
Sep 25, 2014 5:00 pm

This past Monday in New York City, seven A-list chefs came together to cook at Hearth, in a benefit for A Life Story Foundation, a charity dedicated to the fight against ALS. Unlike the recent Ice Bucket Challenge, this good cause centered around a seven-course menu prepped by Hearth's Marco Canora, Gramercy Tavern's Michael Anthony, Michael Symon, Bill Telepan, Jonathan Benno (Lincoln), and the great pastry chefs Claudia Fleming and Karen Demasco. Check out photos and the menu.

Farm On's Hudson Valley Education Center, Christened By Alice Waters

Empire Farm opens this weekend in Copake, NY
Sep 24, 2014 4:00 pm

It had to happen eventually: Alice Waters, the West Coast's poster gal for eating seasonally and locally, will grace New York's similar-minded region this weekend when she cuts the ribbon at the brand new Empire Farm in the Hudson Valley. The ceremony is slated to take place at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 27, as part of the Hudson Valley Food Lovers Festival benefitting Farm On! Foundation, with Waters helping roll out the new educational facility. If you're in the New York City area and looking for a fun food event, this should be the ticket.


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