Careers through Culinary Arts Program: "Benefit 2011" honors Chef Michael Lomonaco.
NEW YORK-FEBRUARY 16: Careers through Culinary Arts Program: "Benefit 2011" honors Chef Michael Lomonaco on Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at Pier Sixty, Chelsea Piers, New York City, NY. The evening will support the scholarship and enrichment programs offered by C-CAP. Signature dishes were presented by some of New York’s top chefs. Guests of C-CAP enjoyed an evening of signature dishes presented by 37 of New York’s long time favorites as well as the city’s hottest star chefs with champagne and wine donated by The Charmer Sunbelt Group. More than 60 New York City C-CAP high school culinary students assisted the chefs of these renowned restaurants. The evening’s festivities also included a silent auction including once-in-a-lifetime culinary and travel packages. Master of Ceremonies: CBS2 News Co-Anchor Maurice DuBois Event Chair: Kenneth Himmel, President and Chief Executive Officer of Related Urban. Chef Chair: Marcus Samuelsson, Red Rooster. The vice-chairs for the event were Nina and Tim Zagat and Susan and Richard Grausman. This year, C-CAPhonored chef, author, and TV personality Michael Lomonaco for his extraordinary achievements and contributions to the culinary industry, his longtime dedication to C-CAP and his commitment to nurturing the next generation of chefs. Considered one of America’s leading culinary authorities, Michael Lomonaco is an American Chef known for the spectacular cuisine presented at award-winning restaurants including Le Cirque, 21 Club, Windows on the World, and currently at Porter House New York, which was named by Esquire magazine one of America's Best New Restaurants in October 2006. His unique style is reflected in his cookbooks and magazine articles and television series on the Discovery Channel's program “Epicurious” and “Michael's Place” on the Food Network. (See also, USA Today: World Changes for Windows Veterans and Charlie Rose: A Conversation with Michael Lomonaco about 9/11.) PHOTO CREDIT:Copyright ©Manhattan Society.com 2011 | tel: Private | e-mail: ChrisLondon@manhattansociety.com****NOTE: More photos and id's later this evening.Read More