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A City Farmer, A Chef & A Host


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A City Farmer, A Chef, and A Host is a New York City dine-around evening to benefit Just Food and The Sylvia Center. On Tuesday, July 24, 2012, from 7 - 10pm, twelve concurrent dinners, each prepared by a top New York chef using produce from an urban farm and hosted in a private home, will bring together food enthusiasts, taste-makers and philanthropists for a common cause.

Co-sponsored by Edible Manhattan and Edible Brooklyn

Guests will be able to choose their dinner preferences when purchasing tickets for one of the following dinners:

Dinner 1 (Upper West Side):
Farmer: Maggie Cheney, EcoStation: NY
Chef: Jeremy Bearman, Rouge Tomate
Host: Amy and Curt Middleton
Co-host: James Frey, Author

Dinner 2 (Upper West Side):
City Farmer: Eric-Michael Rodriguez, Weeksville Heritage Center
Chef: Laurent Gras
Host: Lili Lynton and Michael Ryan
Co-host: Leonard Lopate, Radio Personality

Dinner 3 (Battery Park City):
City Farmer: Annie Novak, Eagle Street Rooftop
Chef: Howard Kalachnikoff, Gramercy Tavern
Host: Frederic Rich
Co-host: Eric Sanderson, Author of Mannahatta: A Natural History of New York City

Dinner 4 (Chelsea):

City Farmer: Abu Talib, Taqwa Community Garden
Chef: Peter Hoffman, Back Forty West
Host: Alison Schneider of Haven’s Kitchen
Co-host: Joan Gussow, Professor, Author, Food Policy Expert

Dinner 5 (Upper West Side):
City Farmer: Tai Gilbert, Loisaida Hydroponics Studio
Chef: Angel Ramos, Candle 79
Host: Katja Goldman and Michael Sonnenfeldt
Co-host: To be announced

Dinner 6 (West Village):
City Farmer: Karen Washington, La Familia Verde
Chefs: Andrew Carmellini and Ron Rosselli, Locanda Verde
Host: Joanne Wilson
Co-host: Ben Leventhal, Co-Founder

Dinner 7 (Brooklyn Heights):
City Farmer: Yonnette Fleming, Hattie Carthan Community Garden
Chef: Dan Kluger, ABC Kitchen
Host: Laura Walker
Co-host: Dan Zanes, Musician

Dinner 8 (Murray Hill):
City Farmer: Zachary Pickens, Riverpark Farm at Alexandria Center
Chef: Sisha Ortuzar, Riverpark
Host: The Farm Table at Riverpark Farm
Co-host: Dar Williams, Singer Songwriter

Dinner 9 (Soho):
City Farmer: Heather Warren-Donbrowa, Bissel Gardens
Chef: Kevin Lasko, Park Avenue Summer
Host: Nina Bernstein Simmons

Co-host: Matt Lee, Food Writer, Cookbook Author

Dinner 10 (Upper West Side):
City Farmer: Molly Culver, The Youth Farm at the High School for Public Service
Chef: Bill Telepan, Telepan
Host: Sarah and Victor Kovner
Co-host: Ellie Krieger, Food Network Host

Dinner 11 (Harlem):
City Farmer: Classie Parker, Five Star Garden
Chef: David Waltuck, ex Chanterelle
Host: Kurt Giehl and Jeff Ragovin
Co-host: Jonelle Procope, President and CEO, Apollo Theater

Dinner 12 (Soho):
City Farmer: James Casey, The Truck Farm
Chef: Dan Silverman, The Standard Grill
Host: The Tasting Table Test Kitchen & Dining Room
Co-host:  The Beekman Boys

Have questions about A City Farmer, A Chef & A Host? Contact JUST FOOD & THE SYLVIA CENTER



Just Food is a non-profit organization that connects communities and local farms with the resources and support they need to make fresh, locally grown food accessible to all New Yorkers.  Just Food provides regional farmers and food producers, CSA organizers and everyday eaters with the resources and support they need to establish and experience healthy food systems - in every neighborhood.  To find out more about Just Food, visit

The Sylvia Center is a non-profit organization that addresses the growing epidemic of childhood obesity and its long-term effects by providing hands-on experiences with growing and cooking healthy food on the farm and in the kitchen.  To find out more about The Sylvia Center, visit

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