Gala Details

A GRAND CHEFS TASTING

This year’s Food for Thought gala shines a spotlight on our SKILLs students and alumni.

We will unveil exciting new plans to expand services for these amazing young adults.

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

DR. MICHAEL TERMINI

PRESIDENT, COOKE SCHOOL & INSTITUTE

Brett Rogoff

CEO, Strategic Group

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, 2019

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.

BLUE HILL AT STONE BARNS | ANYA MONTAGUE
BREADS BAKERY
BROOKLYN ROASTING CO. | MICHAEL POLLACK
BUTTERFUNK KITCHEN | CHRIS SCOTT
CAVIARTERIA | WALTER DROBENKO
DAVID BOULEY FINE DINING
ÉPICERIE BOULUD | JAYCE BAUDRY
GABRIELA’S | ELIZABETH & NAT MILNER
HUERTAS | JONAH MILLER
INSTITUTE OF CULINARY EDUCATION | DAVID WALTUCK
JAMS | HEATHER MILLER & GINGER PIERCE
LAURIE & SONS | LAURIE FREEMAN PAUKER
LE PAIN QUOTIDIEN | LAURENCE & VINCENT HERBERT
LORING PLACE | DIANA VALENZUELA
MANNA | DAN LENCHNER
NOBU FIFTY SEVEN | MATT HOYLE
PEASANT | FRANK DECARLO
ROBERT | GONZALO COLIN
ROTISSERIE GEORGETTE | GEORGETTE FARKAS
SHUKA | AYESHA NURDJAJA
TAO | RALPH SCAMARDELLA
VILLANELLE | CHRISTIAN GRINDROD
ZIZI LIMONA | SHARON HOOTA

Directions

PIER SIXTY – New York City Wedding & Event Venue

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

#WELOVECOOKE