Sustainable food is important in our society today. To help the Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen, Farm to Tray is hosting a an event where top New York chefs take on a “Sustainable Menu” challenge to fight hunger with Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen.

The Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen is New York’s largest emergency feeding program, serving over 1,000 meals every weekday to hungry New Yorkers. Last year this event attracted over 300 guests and raised more than $150,000 in cash and in-kind donations.

farm to trayAt this event, chefs from some of New York’s most distinguished restaurants, such as One if by Land, Two if by Sea, Bodega Negra at Dream Downtown, Freemans, Thalassa, Left Bank and Zio Ristorante, will create a tasting menu with sustainable, local ingredients, which is something that Holy Apostles prides themselves on and serves every single day.

Executive Director, Reverend Glenn Chalmers explains,”People think because we serve over 1,000 meals a day it’s quantity and not quality that’s important, but a lot of work goes into ensuring that our menu is sustainable and nutritious. We serve fresh fruit and vegetables every day and all dairy produce is sourced within New York State. Over the last three years, we’ve cut out all processed food from the menu. For some of our guests, this is their only meal and it needs to healthy and nutritious”.

Executive Chef, Colt Taylor of One if by Land, Two if by Sea, is participating in this event for a second year! He says, “I am passionate about sourcing locally, using the freshest and highest quality ingredients available, I’m excited to return to Holy Apostles to prepare a new sustainable dish”.

VIP packages are available, offering guests the opportunity to meet VIP Host and Award-Winning chef and author Rozanne Gold and enjoy photo opportunities with featured the chefs from 6-7pm, before general admission from 7-9pm.  Beverages and cocktails will be served and guests will have the opportunity to take part in a silent auction benefiting the soup kitchen.