There are no words to express our sincere appreciation for the tremendous support we received at this weekend’s two incredible events – the Grand Benefit Dinner and Food & Wine Dedication Reception! Our city’s top chefs provided an endless array of culinary delights, hundreds of generous guests, sponsors and donors helped us surpass our fundraising goal, and the most amazing team of NECAT students and graduates volunteered to make it all possible! With your support, we will continue to provide life-changing culinary job training – at no cost – to a growing number of high need students.
Special thank you to our sponsors, which include Jim and Kim Pallotta, CVS Pharmacy, Children’s Hospital Boston, Windrose Advisors, the Baker family, Cooper family, Sheehan family, Sarowitz family, MS Walker, Steve DiFillippo, The Boston Globe, Boston Magazine, Peterson Party Center, Gourmet Caterers and many, many more!
Another special thank you to the Chefs who delighted this weekend, who include Carla & Christine Pallotta of Nebo, Jonathan Kilroy and Tristan Crepin of Bar Boulud, Ming Tsai of Blue Ginger, Jamie Mammano and Mitchell Randall of Ostra, Louis DiBiccari of Tavern Road, Tiffani Faison of Sweet Cheeks Q and Tiger Mama, Jody Adams of Rialto and Trade, Ana Sortun and Maura Kilpatrick of Oleana, Sofra and Sarma, Michael Schlow of Doretta Taverna, Brian Poe of The Tip Tap Room, Tim and Nancy Cushman of O Ya, Michael Ginor of Hudson Valley Foie Gras, Andy Husbands of Tremont 647, Steve DiFillippo and Rodney Murillo of Davio’s, Scott Jones off Menton, David Blessing of The State Room, Eddie Payne of Tuscan Kitchen, Steven Peljovich of Michael’s Deli, Mark Sapienza of The Langham Hotel, Jen and Josh Ziskin of Heritage of Sherborn and La Morra and, last but definitely not least, many NECAT students and graduates.
Click here for the full photo album of the weekend’s festivities!