New York City-based non-profit City Harvest is hosting its annual fundraising event BID on October 19. The tasting event is held every fall and brings together the city’s restaurants and chefs in an effort to raise money for food distribution and education.
This year’s event will be held at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Chelsea and host over 40 New York chefs including Missy Robbins, Ignacio Mattos, George Mendes, and City Harvest’s Vice Chairman of the Board, Eric Ripert.
"New York is the epicenter of the culinary world, yet nearly 1.3 million New Yorkers don’t always know when or where they will get their next meal,” said Ripert. “I’m proud to join over 50 of my colleagues at BID this year to help feed our entire city by supporting City Harvest’s hunger relief work. There is no other event in New York City that brings together such an incredible group of chefs, and it’s all because City Harvest’s work is so personally important to us.”
The tasting will also serve dessert from Del Posto pastry chef Justine MacNeil, Zachary Golper of Bien Cuit, and creameries Ample Hills and Ice & Vice.
“BID showcases the dedication of our city’s best chefs and their commitment to fighting hunger,” said City Harvest CEO Jilly Stephens. This year, Stephens hopes to deliver over 59 million pounds of food to the city’s soup kitchens and food pantries.
City Harvest was founded in 1982 by Helen verDuin Palit who was volunteering at one of New York’s soup kitchens at the time. Since its founding, City Harvest has delivered over 600 million pounds of food to New Yorkers.
General Admission tickets for BID have sold-out, but packages are still available starting at $1,000.