Please note that event details are remaining unchanged until further notice.
6pm -10pm
6pm VIP Access 
7pm General Admission 
The Bay Room at Manhatta
28 Liberty Street, 60th floor, New York City

The Wellness in the Schools Taste of Spring 2020 features tastings from top NYC restaurants, chefs, and beverage providers including Michael Anthony of Gramercy Tavern, Emma Bengtsson of Aquavit, Alex Guarnashelli of Butter, Bill Telepan of The Met, and Allen Katz of NY Distilling Co. 

This year’s event will take place at The 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

Mark Bittman • Ann Brashares• Danielle Duboise • Amanda Hesser • Becca Parrish • Grace Ramirez • Jessica Siskin • Bettina Elias Siegel • Tara Stiles • Merrill Stubbs • Bill Telepan • Whitney Tingle • Taryn Toomey • Jenna Wolfe

Benefit Committee

Rachel Alkon • Alexia Brue • Maria Daou • Nancy Easton & Andrew Nipon Wendy Gardner & Roland Lafontant • Allison Grover • Susan & Larry Haag Carol Han Pyle • Erica Huss • Beverly Ivens & Bill Telepan • Melissa Kasper Sarah Natchez • Carly Slivinski • Jamie Sutherland

Restaurant list

Aldea George Mendes • Aquavit Emma Bengtsson • Butter Alex Guarnaschelli •  Cape May Salt Oysters Brian Harmon • Caputo Brothers Creamery Rynn and Kyle Caputo • Casa Enrique Cosme Aguilar • Casella’s Salumi Cesar Casella Chop’t Creative Salad Company Ali Banks•  Claudette Ari Bokovza • Coarse Vincent Chirico • Cote David Shim • Du’s Donuts Wylie Dufresne •  Egg Evan Hanczor • Gramercy Tavern Michael Anthony • Leonelli Taberna Jonathon Benno • Levain Bakery Pamela Weekes and Connie McDonald • Magnolia Christina D’Allesandro • Manhatta Jason Pfeifer •  The Met Bill Telepan • Milk Bar Christina Tosi • Murray’s Cheese Bethann Coulton • Paramount Caviar Amy and Hossein Aimani  with Dirt Candy Amanda Cohen• Portale Alfred Portale • Print. Gary King • Sugar Hill Creamery Nick Larson • Sullivan Street Bakery Jim Lahey • Sweet Basil Amy Aversa • Untitled Evan Tessler • Vic’s Hillary Sterling

Beverage Partners

Check back soon for a full list of our beverage partners!


Cocktail Chic

CharityBuzz Auction

Check back soon for our auction items!

Ticketing Options


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


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

  • VIP TICKET • $1K

    Includes early access to the Gala at 6pm, special access to VIP tastings/champagne bar, live music, and VIP gift.


    Includes 6 early access tasting tickets to the Gala at 6pm, special access to VIP tastings/champagne bar, live music + VIP gifts.

Thanks to our sponsors (to date)


If interested in sponsorship opportunities, please contact:
Melissa Neubart


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