Jay Poblador and Arnie Marcella, respectively the general manager and a chef at The Elm, are organizing NYers for the Philippines, a tasting event to raise money for victims of Typhoon Haiyan now working to rebuild their homes. Jay and Arnie, both natives of the Philippines themselves, have lined up quite a few excellent chefs to participate, including their colleague Paul Liebrandt, plus Michael White, Andrew Carmellini, and George Mendes, among many others.
The event takes place at Bagatelle on January 27, and will also include cocktails from mixologists like Joaquin Simo, a raffle, auctions, DJs and live music from Damien Escobar. Tickets are available online, and are $300 per person or $400 for early VIP admission, but for now there are still some limited release tickets available for just $150. All of the money raised will go to Gawad Kalinga, an organization that is helping build homes and sustainable communities for those displaced by the typhoon. Check out a short video on the event and the organization it benefits, below.
· NYers for the Phillipines [Official Site]