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RISE Up! Dine with Purpose, a benefit for Change Food

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Rouge Tomate Chelsea

126 West 18th Street

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Please join Change Food at an upcycled benefit dinner with RISE and at Rouge Tomate Chelsea, in New York City, on Monday, July 24th to celebrate successful efforts to combat food waste. The unique meal will include RISE’s unique flours made from the spent grain of the beer-brewing process.

Change Food is a nonprofit working to build a healthy, equitable food system from the ground up. We provide various levels of expertise to organizations that are not getting sufficient support yet are creating real, replicable change. In addition, through conferences, events and special projects, Change Food raises public awareness and connects various parts of the food movement.

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RISE is a food tech startup in Brooklyn that upcycles organic by-products to be used as ingredients. Their proprietary technology repurposes barley, a by-product of beer production, for nutritious and tasty flour. RISE not only promotes zero-waste and high quality ingredients, but also brings breweries and bakers together in order to creatively incorporate unspent flour into sweet and savory treats.

Surprisingly enough, spent grains have a great fiber and protein content, and a unique flavor and aroma from the original brew. Flour from ales tastes nutty and light, while porters create a dark and rich flour that smells like chocolate. RISE’s sustainable flour has more protein than chicken, with none of the associated calories and cholesterol. Also, their technology is accessible, efficient and can adapt to any organic by-product. All in all, RISE envisions their model as the future of food and we wholeheartedly agree.

Dinner will include four courses crafted by Rouge Tomate’s Executive Chef Andy Bennett, incorporating RISE flour and additional upcycled ingredients, such as Gotham Green’s “Ugly Greens”, microgreens from Edenworks, produce from Baldor’s SparCs Program, Austrian wine from Craft + Estate, part of The Winebow Group, and additional ingredients from Whole Foods Chelsea.

Additional food generously donated includes Niman Ranch pork for main course (vegetarian and vegan options will be available also) as well as Lotus Scoop ice cream and Eat Chic Chocolates for dessert. Yum! (though I wouldn't combine all three....)

Diners will also be treated to a signature craft cocktail created by Rouge Tomate's mixologist and incorporating vodka from Simple Spirits and Love Grace’s organic, cold-pressed juices along with beer from four local breweries - Keg & Lantern, Kings County Brewers Collective, Strong Rope Brewery, and Threes Brewing. And to make an amazing meal even more amazing, Curious Elixirs is also providing some of their booze-free craft cocktails!

The meal is a benefit for Change Food - thank you for supporting our efforts to change the food system and help grassroots groups gain more attention and support for their successful work. Please join us on July 24th!

Tickets are $200 Buy yours today - there are only a couple left!

Dinner includes a raffle - prizes include 2 tickets to Astor Center’s “Midsummer Whites” wine tasting on 8/2, an autographed copy of Stephen Ritz’s new book “The Power of a Plant”, a copy of Rachael Mamane’s recent release “Mastering Stocks and Broths”, a gift box of KIND snack bars, and a bag full of yummy produce from Gotham Greens!

And not to stop there, each guest will receive a gift bag that includes Gotham Greens greens, Robusto Smoked salt from The Filling Station, GIVN water, KIND Snacks, bags compliments of Whole Foods Chelsea - and more!

When: Monday, July 24th

Time: 6:30pm-9:30pm

Where: Rouge Tomate Chelsea

Change Food is a grassroots movement creating a healthy, equitable food system. We provide various levels of expertise to organizations that are not getting sufficient support yet are creating real, replicable change. In addition, through conferences, events and special projects, Change Food raises public awareness and connects various parts of the food movement.

Thank you for supporting our efforts to connect people, companies and organizations within the food movement! Save the date: Monday, July 24th at 6:30pm.

Vegetarian options will be available. Please email changefood (at) changefood.org if you are vegetarian or have any special dietary needs. Thanks!

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If you're looking for something else to do, join the NYC Department of Sanitation for the NYC Food Waste Fair the day after our dinner. $25 early bird tickets!

Get your tickets today!

Want to know more about the meal?? Read the Guide2Good Food!

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Many thanks to our sponsors!!

AeroFarms is on a mission to combat our global food crisis with technology. Since 2004 they have been building, owning and operating local indoor vertical farms that grow safe, nutritious food in a way that is respectful to the planet and the community. They grow delicious, nutrient-dense baby leafy greens and herbs in a completely controlled environment using 95% less water than in the field and zero pesticides. They have optimized their produce for taste, texture, color and nutrition to set a new culinary standard.


Baldor's SparCs program uses a creative approach to utilize all the leftover food from its Fresh Cuts program. They've donated various vegetable ingredients to the meal. Beginning as Balducci’s fruit stand in Greenwich Village in 1946, Baldor has maintained its original promise – curate and deliver the best and freshest foods in the world. They are now one of the largest importers and distributors of fresh produce and specialty foods in Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions.

Douglas Amport and John LaPolla, motivated by their knowledge and passion for brewing, founded Bitter & Esters in July of 2011. Fueled by their desire to inspire, educate and nurture the growing homebrew community in a friendly space, they conceived of Bitter & Esters as a brew on premises location, homebrew supply shop, and classroom space. With access to resources, supplies and expertise, it is a creative hub for sharing brew tips and techniques. Bitter & Esters fosters a deep commitment to the craft of brewing.

Craft + Estate is a collection of fine wines, craft spirits and artisanal saké that beckons the adventurous. Their approach is guided by the belief that quality is the result of passion, talent, and terroir. They select only those producers whose philosophy, and willingness to push boundaries, speak through every bottle they make. Craft + Estate invites discovery and guarantees a memorable experience.

Curious cocktails are 100% alcohol-free + 100% organic. While they can't tell you exactly what's in their secret blends, they proudly use only organic juices, herbs, barks, botanicals + spices to make your mouth dance. Every bottle of Curious is crafted by hand in the Hudson River Valley.


Eat Chic Chocolates makes small batch organic chocolates filled with homemade peanut butter and nut butters in dozens of flavors, from the classic (peanut butter & sea salt) to the adventurous (lemon-poppyseed cashew butter, cinnamon tahini). All of their chocolates are naturally vegan, gluten-free, soy-free, palm oil-free, and, above all, absolutely delicious. They do everything with extraordinary care, from the selection of their ingredients to the packaging and shipping of their luxurious chocolate boxes. We hope that you can taste their commitment to excellence in every bite.


Edenworks grows delicious leafy greens and fish inside cities. Their fish generate manure which is naturally broken down by a microbiome of soil bacteria into the nutrients that the vegetables need. The vegetables filter the water as they grow. It's a perfect aquaponics system in Brooklyn, NY.


Gotham Greens has technologically advanced, urban greenhouse facilities, located in New York City and Chicago, provide their customers with a year-round, local supply of premium quality, pesticide-free, delicious produce grown under the highest standards of food safety and environmental sustainability. Their Ugly Produce program is donating greens towards the Change Food/RISE dinner. A bag full of Gotham Greens produce will be given to 1 lucky diner.


Kings County Brewers Collective (KCBC) is a 15-barrel production brewery and taproom that opened in September of 2017 in Bushwick in Brooklyn, NY. Owned and operated by a trio of brewers (Pete Lengyel, Tony Bellis, and Zack Kinney), KCBC produces a wide variety of beers and styles, rotating recipe design between the three brewers and collaborating frequently with others in the community. KCBC is also the first brewery to operate in the historically-beer-centric Bushwick neighborhood since 1976. RISE makes flour with their beer, and we will taste both at the dinner!


Keg & Lantern is a brew pub in Greenpoint, Brooklyn brewing craft beer on premise and specializing in delicious pub fare. They regularly offer 17 of their beers on draft and one cask on tap, with 32oz crowler cans to go. RISE makes flour with their beer, and we will taste both at the dinner!

Lotus Scoop crafts their ice cream fresh every day in their factory in Brooklyn, New York. Each delicious flavor is carefully made in small-batches, using a seriously artisan process that they continue to perfect. The result: a "Smoothie-Style" dessert that combines the healthiness of frozen smoothies with the richness of old school ice cream.

Love Grace is a small NY based company with a big impact, seeking to provide a higher level of vitality and life-force for all with optimal nutrition. All Love Grace products are certified organic, non-GMO, vegan, gluten-free, Kosher, cold-pressed and full of love! The shared emphasis on flavor and nutrition is thanks to the complementary backgrounds of its founders, holistic health counselor Carissa-Ann Santos and chef Jacob Mabanta. Catch Love Grace juice in the specialty cocktail!


Niman Ranch began in the early 1970’s on an eleven-acre ranch in a small coastal town just north of San Francisco. The cattle were raised using traditional, humane husbandry methods and given wholesome all-natural feeds. Today, the Niman Ranch network has grown to include over 720 independent farmers and ranchers across America.


Rouge Tomate Chelsea provides an extraordinary dining experience that supports the total well-being of the individual and the environment. They are graciously hosting our dinner at their beautiful Chelsea location. Executive Chef Andy Bennett is creating a unique meal from ingredients supplied by such companies as Edenworks, Gotham Greens, Baldor, and others. The highlight of the meal will be dishes created with RISE flour which is made from spent barley used to make beer.


Simple Vodka is a gluten-free, potato-based vodka fighting hunger one drink at a time. Simple Vodka donates 20 meals per bottle produced (1+ meal per drink serving) to hungry people in the US by working with local and national hunger relief organizations. 1 in 6 Americans is food-insecure - a staggering statistic. Making great vodka and feeding the hungry doesn't have to be complicated, it's Simple.


Strong Rope Brewery serves hand-crafted ales in Gowanus, Brooklyn. As a New York State farm brewery and family-run business, they support independent producers to create reinterpreted classics and seasonals that utilize local farmers’ finest ingredients. RISE makes flour with their beer, and we will taste both at the dinner!


Threes Brewing aspires to make beer that’s good, not just interesting or different. Beer that can be enjoyed without screaming for your attention. Beer that you want to revisit over and over again. At the brewery, they set out to create a space that’s as warm as it is cool. A place where friends can come together. And strangers can become friends.




Toast Ale brews with fresh, surplus bread and pours 100% of profits into charities fighting food waste. Toast has just brought production to NYC - their ambition is to save 100 tons of bread from landfill in their first 3 years.

Whole Foods seeks out the finest natural and organic foods available, maintains the strictest quality standards in the industry, and has an unshakeable commitment to sustainable agriculture. Add to that the excitement and fun they bring to shopping for groceries, and you start to get a sense of what they're all about.


Get your tickets today!

Want to know more about the meal?? Read the Guide2Good Food!


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Many Thanks to our Raffle Prize Donors!

At dinner on July 24th, we will randomly give away various raffle prizes to attendees. One gift per person. Winner must be present. Items include:

GIFT: 2 Tickets to Midsummer Whites Wine Tasting on August 2nd

In 2006, Astor Wines & Spirits moved from its original location at Astor Place, where it had been for 50 years, to its new home in the historic De Vinne Press Building on Lafayette Street. With that move came the launch of Astor Center, a versatile, four-room event space designed to host public and private events.

Astor Center is a distinctive place where the love for unique wines, craft spirits, and perfectly concocted cocktails can grow and evolve. Through our public programming, we strive to create an environment where education, hospitality, and enjoyment collide. As an events venue, Astor Center offers a platform for clients to showcase their passions and to bring people together. Regardless of the context, all are welcome to the table.


GIFT: Bag of Gotham Greens produce

Gotham Greens has technologically advanced, urban greenhouse facilities, located in New York City and Chicago, provide their customers with a year-round, local supply of premium quality, pesticide-free, delicious produce grown under the highest standards of food safety and environmental sustainability. Their Ugly Produce program is donating greens towards the Change Food/RISE dinner.


GIFT: Autographed copy of Stephen Ritz's new book "The Power of a Plant" (2 copies)

Originally an after-school, alternative program for high school students, Green Bronx Machine has evolved into K-12+ model fully integrated into core curriculum. Students grow, eat and love their vegetables en route to spectacular academic performance. 40,000 pounds of Bronx vegetables later, their favorite crops include healthy students, high performing schools, graduates, registered voters, living wage jobs and members of the middle class. A few personally autographed copies of Founder Stephen Ritz's The Power of a Plant book will be given away during the dinner! The book is a must read!


GIFT: KIND Snacks sample box (2 boxes)

Since its founding in 2004, KIND® has been on a mission to make the world a little kinder one snack and one act at a time. KIND was born out of its founder’s desire to create a snack that was healthy and tasty, wholesome and convenient. Today, the Movement is brought to life through both the brand and The KIND Foundation. To learn more about KIND and to join their Movement, visit kindsnacks.com.


GIFT: Rachael Mamane's new book "Mastering Stocks and Broths"

Rachael Mamane is the chef and owner of Brooklyn Bouillon, a value-added product company that explores ways to minimize agricultural food waste while providing a staple product to home cooks across New York State. Her project participation with Feeding the 5000 was supported by the United Nations Environmental Program. She has exhibited at Harvard Law School and participated in early food incubators at Stanford University and Babson College. She is unafraid to spend nights with slow-roasting animals and is genuinely excited about eating carrot tops. Her book, Mastering Stocks and Broths, will be a raffle prize!


Get your tickets today!

Want to know more about the meal?? Read the Guide2Good Food!


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Many Thanks to Our Gift Bag Donors!

Every guest will take home a gift bag filled with sustainable goodies. The bag includes:

Change Food

Change Food is a nonprofit working to build a healthy, equitable food system from the ground up. We provide various levels of expertise to organizations that are not getting sufficient support yet are creating real, replicable change. In addition, through conferences, events and special projects, Change Food raises public awareness and connects various parts of the food movement.

The Filling Station is a unique shop located in Chelsea Market. We specialize in Extra Virgin Olive Oils, Balsamic Vinegars and rare Sea Salts, both traditional and infused. We also have Craft Beer on tap to enjoy in the Market or to take home. Our beers are both local and imported. We strive to be environmentally friendly and encourage our customers to reuse our bottles and jars and receive a 10% discount on refills while saving the planet at the same time.

Heroically delicious, comically simple. Premium spring water bottled from protected American sources, their spring water is naturally alkaline and high in electrolytes. Infused with good karma, every bottle of GIVN Water you drink gives one day of clean water for a person in need - not too shabby!


Gotham Greens has technologically advanced, urban greenhouse facilities, located in New York City and Chicago, provide their customers with a year-round, local supply of premium quality, pesticide-free, delicious produce grown under the highest standards of food safety and environmental sustainability. Their Ugly Produce program is donating greens towards the Change Food/RISE dinner.


Originally an after-school, alternative program for high school students, Green Bronx Machine has evolved into K-12+ model fully integrated into core curriculum. Students grow, eat and love their vegetables en route to spectacular academic performance. 40,000 pounds of Bronx vegetables later, their favorite crops include healthy students, high performing schools, graduates, registered voters, living wage jobs and members of the middle class. A few personally autographed copies of Founder Stephen Ritz's The Power of a Plant book will be given away during the dinner! The book is a must read!


Since its founding in 2004, KIND® has been on a mission to make the world a little kinder one snack and one act at a time. KIND was born out of its founder’s desire to create a snack that was healthy and tasty, wholesome and convenient. Today, the Movement is brought to life through both the brand and The KIND Foundation. To learn more about KIND and to join their Movement, visit kindsnacks.com.

Whole Foods seeks out the finest natural and organic foods available, maintains the strictest quality standards in the industry, and has an unshakeable commitment to sustainable agriculture. Add to that the excitement and fun they bring to shopping for groceries, and you start to get a sense of what they're all about.


Get your tickets today!

Want to know more about the meal?? Read the Guide2Good Food!




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