Gala Details

A GRAND CHEFS’ TASTING

TO BENEFIT COOKE’S NEW SCHOOL BUILDING AND EXPANDING PROGRAMS

 

PIER SIXTY at CHELSEA PIERS

NEW YORK CITY

 

HONORING

ANDREA POLLACK & ADAM USDAN

 

THE EVENT

MAY 19, 2020 | 6:30PM PIER SIXTY, NYC This year’s Food for Thought gala benefits Cooke’s new school building and expanding programs. We have come a long way, but we still have a way to go. With $3 million in donations needed to reach our $10 million Building Futures goal, we are counting on 100% of the Cooke community to keep our momentum going and finish strong!”

Join us as chefs from the most noteworthy restaurants in New York City prepare palate-pleasing cuisine paired with an open bar of top-shelf spirits and wine selections. Sip, savor, mingle and enjoy the delicious savory and sweet tastings that will be offered––all while supporting our beloved Cooke community!

Honorees

Andrea Pollack

Board Chair, Cooke School and Institute

“Cooke is a school that must exist now and in the future.”

Adam Usdan

Founder, Trellus Management

Sponsorship Opportunities

Architect Sponsorship

$50,000

Underwrites cost of SKILLs expansion and new alumni programming

  • 18 VIP Gala tickets
  • 30-second digital journal ad
  • Architect level signage – step and repeat branding
  • VIP Lounge with private bar and exclusive tastings
  • Sponsor 3 Cooke teachers to attend event

Master Builder Sponsorship

$25,000

Underwrites cost of SKILLs facility expansion

  • 12 VIP Gala tickets
  • 20-second digital journal ad
  • Master Builder level signage – step and repeat branding
  • VIP Lounge with private bar and exclusive tastings
  • Sponsor 2 Cooke teachers to attend event

Designer Sponsorship

$12,500

Underwrites cost of new alumni programming

  • 6 VIP Gala tickets
  • 10-second digital journal ad
  • Designer Level signage – step and repeat branding
  • VIP Lounge with private bar and exclusive tastings
  • Sponsor 1 Cooke teacher to attend event

Individual Tickets

V.I.P. Individual Ticket

$1,500

  • 1 VIP ticket to gala
  • VIP Lounge with private bar and exclusive tastings
  • Open Bar
  • Chefs tasting
  • Sponsorship of 1 teacher to attend event

Individual Ticket

$500

  • 1 VIP ticket to gala
  • Open Bar
  • Chefs tasting

Sponsor A Teacher

$500

 

  • Purchase an additional ticket for a Cooke teacher to attend the event.

Journal Ads

Please submit Journal ads by April 1, 2020

30 seconds

$2,500

  • Full-page in online journal
  • On screen at event and on website

15 seconds

$1,500

 

  • Full-page in online journal
  • On screen at event and on website

8 seconds

$750

  • Full-page in online journal
  • On screen at event and on website

Chefs and Restaurants*

*Chef list subject to change.
Coming soon!

Directions

PIER SIXTY – New York City 

Between 23rd & 24th Streets & The West Side Highway South 212-336-6060

Benefit Committee

CO-CHAIRS

Wendy Banner • Heather Damon • Deidre Featherstone •  Karen and David Waltuck Barbara Wolf

 

COMMITTEE

Ofer Cohen • Anastasia and Ron Barth • Rosemary Suh Watts and Shawn Watts •  Carrie Malcolm •  Alina and Ozzie Ramos • Denise and Stuart Zwerling • Limor Goren Andrea and Paul Compton • Julia Tung and Tongwei Liu • Diane and Todd Restivo • Wendy Kaplan Goldberg and Benjamin Goldberg • Stephanie Doerfler and Michael Casteele • Cindy DiPrima Morisse and Laurent Morisse