Gala Details

A GRAND CHEFS TASTING

APRIL 17, 2019 | 6:30PM PIER SIXTY, NYC 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 and 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.

ABIGAIL KIRSCH | Matthew Tiscornia BOULEY AT HOME | David Bouley BROOKLYN ROASTING COMPANY | Michael Pollack CAVIARTERIA | Walter Drobenko ÉPICERIE BOULUD | Arthur Dehaine HUERTAS | Jonah Miller INSTITUTE OF CULINARY EDUCATION | David Waltuck JAMS | Heather Miller and Ginger Pierce KUMA INN | King Phojanakong LA CENTRAL | Franklin Becker LAURIE & SONS | Laurie Freeman Pauker & Deidre Freeman LORING PLACE | Diana Valenzuela LUV MICHAEL NOBU DOWNTOWN | Michele Goldsmith OCEANA | Douglas Hernandez OLE & STEEN | Derek Hunt PEASANT | Frank DeCarlo ROBERT | Gonzalo Colin SHUKA | Ayesha Nurdjaja TAO DOWNTOWN | Ralph Scamardella & Tony Inn TAVERNA DI BACCO | Maurizio Crescenzo VIC’S | Hillary Sterling VILLANELLE | Christian Grindrod and Charlie Mitchell

Directions

PIER SIXTY – New York City Wedding & Event Venue

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

Suzanne and James Aisenberg Ron Barth Carolina and John Ciferni Ofer Cohen Andrea and Paul Compton Stephanie Doerfler and Michael Casteele Limor Goren Sandra and Joseph Lambert Carmen and Ivan Lorenzana Cia and Robert Marakovits Anndra and Steve Martinelli Governor David A. Paterson Alina and Ozzie Ramos Mary Sliwa Rosemary Suh and Shawn Watts Julia Tung and Tongwei Liu Denise and Stewart Zwerling