Please join us for our 12th Annual Gala to support food and fitness programming in public schools.

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Wellness in the Schools Gala

Please join us for our 12th Annual Gala to support food and fitness programming in public schools.

Tuesday, April 2
6:00 pm
- 10:00 pm
TUESDAY, APRIL 2, 2019
6pm -10pm
6pm VIP Access 
7pm General Admission 
Bay Room at Manhatta
28 Liberty Street, 60th floor, New York City

The Wellness in the Schools 2019 Gala features tastings from top NYC restaurants, chefs, and beverage providers including Michael Anthony of Gramercy Tavern, Bill Telepan of Oceana, George Mendes of Aldea, Jason Pfiefer of Manhatta, and world renowned mixologist and co-founder of NY Distilling Co., Allen Katz.

This year’s event will take place at Bay Room, Union Square Hospitality Group’s first-ever dedicated event space featuring panoramic views of Manhattan and its surrounding waterways. You will enjoy spectacular views while dining on delicious food prepared by over 30 top chefs.

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Host Committee

  •  

    Ted Allen

    Host of
    Chopped and Chopped Junior, Food Network

  •  

    Josh Beckerman

    The Foodie Magician

  •  

    Nicole Berrie

    Founder of Bonberi

  •  

    Mark Bittman

    Food Journalist, Author
    Former Columnist for The New York Times

  •  

    Cassandra Bodzak

    Founder of Aprecity
    Holistic Lifestyle Expert

  •  

    Ann Brashares

    New York Times Best Selling Author

  •  

    Dan Churchill

    Chef, Author, and TV Host

  •  

    Melissa Clark

    Food Writer
    The New York Times

  •  

    Tom Colicchio

    Chef and Food Activist

  •  

    Nancy Easton

    Executive Director and Co-Founder
    Wellness in the Schools

  •  

    Sophie Elgort

    Photographer and Director

  •  

    Amanda Frietag

    Chef, TV Host and Judge

  •  

    Jeff Gordinier

    Food and Drinks Editor
    Esquire Magazine

  •  

    Henry Hargreaves

    Photographer

  •  

    Gabe Kennedy

    Chef
    Co-Founder Plant People

  •  

    Seamus Mullen

    Chef, Author and Wellness Ambassador

  •  

    Grace Ramirez

    Chef, Author, and TV Personality

  •  

    Bettina Elias Siegel

    Founder
    The Lunch Tray

  •  

    Jessica Siskin

    Founder
    Misterkrisp

  •  

    Bill Telepan

    Executive Chef
    Oceana Restaurant & Wellness in the Schools

  •  

    Elly Truesdell

    Chief Executive Officer
    Canopy Foods

  •  

    Jenna Wolfe

    Host
    First Things First
    Coach Ambassador Wellness in the Schools

  •  

    Melissa Wood-Tepperberg

    Health and Wellness Coach

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Honorary Host Committee

Gale A. Brewer, Manhattan Borough President
Barbara Turk, New York City’s Director of Food Policy


Benefit Committee

Rachel Alkon • Marie Bishko & Nick Marsh • Maria Daou • Sybil Dessau & Seth Friedman • Nancy Easton & Andrew Nipon •Wendy Gardner & Roland Lafontant • Allison Grover • Susan & Larry Haag • Carol Han • Arielle Fierman Haspel • Erica Huss • Beverly Ivens & Bill Telepan • Pam Jones & Craig Russell • Tommy Kelly • Nick Livanos & Livanos Restaurant Group • Camilla Marcus & Joshua Siegel • Sarah Natchez • Becca Parrish • Jamie Sutherland • Rachel Tore & Zev Zaidman • Marjorie Wolfson & Eric Black


Restaurant list

Aldea George Mendes • Aquavit Emma Bengtsson • Aureole Charlie Palmer • Bowery Meat Company Josh Capon • Butter Alex Guarnaschelli • Candle Cafe Angel Ramos • Cape May Salt OystersCaputo Brothers Chop’t Creative Salad Company • Caputo Brothers CreameryCasa Enrique Cosme Aguilar • Craft Tom Colicchio • Du’s Donuts Wylie Dufresne • Egg Evan Hanczor • Frankies 457 Sputino Frank Castronovo • Gramercy Tavern Michael Anthony • Jacques Torres •  Lafayette Brian Nasworthy • Levain Bakery Pamela Weekes and Connie McDonald • Leonelli Taberna Jonathon Benno • Magnolia Christina D’Allesandro • Manhatta Jason Pfeiffer • Mah-Ze-Dahr Bakery Umber Ahmad • Milk Bar Christina Tosi • Murray’s Cheese Bethann Coulton • New England Charcuterie •  Oceana Bill Telepan • Paramount CaviarPrint. Gary King •  Riss’ Knishes Larissa Raphael • Rosemary’s and Roey & Co. Wade Moises • Sugar Hill Creamery Nick Larson • Sweet Basil Amy Aversa • Sullivan Street Bakery Jim Lahey • Untitled Suzanne Cupps • west~bourne Camilla Marcus


Beverage Partners

Anchor Brewering • Brooklyn BreweryFrederick Wildman & Sons  • LustauMonika Caha Selections  • Mountain Valley Spring Water • Mr. BlackNew York Distilling Co.Pas Mal Selections  • Paul Hobbs Winery • Pied a TerreSOUND •  T. Edward Wine • VOS SelectionsWolffer Estate 


Attire

Cocktail Chic


Ticketing Options

  • SCHOOL ASSEMBLY (aka General Tasting Ticket) • $400

    Includes 1 Tasting Ticket to the Wellness in the Schools Spring Gala at 7pm.

  • SCHOOL ASSEMBLY PACKAGE • $1500

    Includes 4 Tasting Tickets to the Wellness in the Schools Spring Gala at 7pm.

  • BEFORE THE BELL VIP TICKET • $1K

    Includes early access to the Gala at 6pm, special access to VIP tastings/champagne bar, live music, a Wellness in the Schools gift, and personalized shoes at the Converse All-Star sneaker bar. .

  • BEFORE THE BELL VIP PACKAGE 1 • $5K

    Includes 6 early access tasting tickets to the Gala at 6pm, special access to VIP tastings/champagne bar, live music + 6 Wellness in the Schools gifts, and personalized shoes at the Converse All-Star sneaker bar. 

  • BEFORE THE BELL VIP PACKAGE 2 • $10K

    Includes 12 early access tasting tickets to the Gala at 6pm, special access to VIP tastings/champagne bar, live music + 12 Wellness in the Schools gifts, and personalized shoes at the Converse All-Star sneaker bar. 


Thanks to our sponsors (to date)

 

If interested in sponsorship opportunities, please contact:
Melissa Neubart
melissa@wellnessintheschools.org


 

Purchase Tickets Below

For ticketing inquiries, please email melissa@wellnessintheschools.org. If you are purchasing a ticket via check, please mail to Wellness in the Schools, 31 West 125th Street, 5th Floor 10027.

 

Tickets

105 available
School Assembly (1 General Tasting Ticket)$400
18 available
School Assembly Package (4 Tickets)$1,500
63 available
Before the Bell VIP Ticket$1,000
17 available
Before the Bell VIP Package 1 (6 VIP Tickets)$5,000
19 available
Before the Bell VIP Package 2 (12 VIP Tickets)$10,000