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NGI Friday Supper
When: Friday, April 17
Time: 6:30 PM-9:00 PM
Location: 48 W 21 STREET, 2ND FLOOR, NYC 


Join us for a special 3-course vegetarian Friday Night Dinner at the Natural Gourmet Institute to celebrate Wellness in the Schools' 10 years of healthy bodies and healthy minds. A WITS team of NGI graduates will be our chefs. These wonderful chefs have over 20 years collective experience working everyday in the public schools for WITS encouraging children to eat healthy lunches. They train school kitchen staff in scratch cooking methods, teach cooking skills to children and their families and bring nutritional lessons into the classrooms.

The evening's menu will be inspired by the food prepared in the school kitchens based on WITS standards of minimally processed ingredients, fresh fruits and vegetables, seasonally harvested produce from school gardens and nutritionally balanced components.

APPETIZER- inspired by our "eat the rainbow" salad bars

Watermelon Radish with a sunchoke and cauliflower puree on a potato crisp

Green Apple, Carrot and Baby Kale Slaw in a Lemon Vinaigrette with Toasted Allspice


ENTREE-inspired by our meatless Monday bean recipes

Black bean and forbidden rice patty with avocado crema and a red pepper-tomato ketchup; sesame seed cracker; pickled onion; roasted sweet potato fries

DESSERT-inspired by the ubiquitous school standard peanut butter and jelly sandwich, which speaks to the child in us all.

Peanut butter coconut cream mousse and jelly compote parfait with chocolate-phyllo crisp


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10 Year WITS Gala Benefit Celebration
When: Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Time: 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Location: Riverpark, a Tom Colicchio Restaurant, 450 East 29th Street, NYC

Invite 3.2 Benefit 2015

Join us to celebrate 10 years of healthy bodies and healthy minds.  This year's benefit is held at Tom Colicchio's Riverpark, a beautiful venue located in the Kip's Bay neighborhood of Manhattan. Hosted by Chef Bill Telepan and Model and TV Host Chrissy Teigen, this year's benefit will truly be unforgettable. Tastings and beverages will be provided by our fabulous restaurant partners including Acqua, Alice's Tea Cup, Barbuto, Blue Hill Stone Barns, Blue Water Grill, Butter, Candle 79, Telepan, and many more. There will also be an exciting live auction and silent auction hosted by Bill Harris. We hope you can join us in our celebration!  Click here for more event details.