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Cooks Who Care Occasion Raises Funds and Spirits For The Ashley Lauren Basis
Ocean Township, NJ – The extremely anticipated Cooks Who Care occasion, held at The English Manor on Monday, July 17, 2023, was a powerful success, drawing a outstanding crowd of culinary lovers and supporters. This premiere gathering of famend cooks from New York Metropolis and New Jersey exceeded all expectations, delivering an unforgettable night that celebrated the artwork of gastronomy whereas elevating funds and consciousness for The Ashley Lauren Basis. “Our deepest gratitude and appreciation go to The English Manor for internet hosting and supporting us in each means doable for this inaugural occasion,” mentioned Monica Vermeulen, Founder/CEO of the Basis.
Attendees had been transported to the guts of Italy as they launched into a culinary journey via La Riviera D’Italia, expertly curated by a roster of esteemed cooks. Every dish was completely paired with premium Italian wine and spirits, additional enhancing the flavors and taking attendees on a fascinating taste journey.
“We’re thrilled with the overwhelming success of this yr’s Cooks Who Care occasion,” exclaimed Gennaro Pecchia, Co-Chair of the occasion and Co-host of The Good Meals Fellas on Spotify. Participation of trade veterans included Chef Cesare Cassella, Chef Silvia Barban, Chef Jesse Jones, Chef Fabrizio Facchini, Chef Angelo Competiello, Chef Surbhi Sahni, Chef Joe Murphy, Chef Joe Settepani, Chef Joe Tartamella, Chef Roberto Caporuscio, Chef German Rizzo, Chef Ryan DePersio, Chef Vincent Garofalo, Chef Bryan Giron, Chef Stephen Yen, and Chef Jessica Bucceri.
“The cooks and types elevated the night to new heights. We additionally had the privilege of partnering with famend luxurious beverage and culinary manufacturers comparable to D’Artagnan, Calvisius Caviar, Urbani Truffles, San Pellegrino, Mionetto Prosecco, Meximodo by Le Malt Hospitality, Wines With Causes, Jacques Torres Chocolate, Watermark Lounge AP, De Cecco Pasta, Partanna Specialty Meals, Saravella Espresso and New Frontier Wine Co., which enhanced and elevated the general expertise for our friends,” mentioned Eric Vitale Co-Chair and famed NYC photographer. Different particular friends included native Jersey Shore native Casey Webb, Journey Channel’s host of “Man Vs. Meals”, entertainers DJ & MC Paul Centamore of Paul Anthony Leisure, Julian & Dominique, Armando Ricco and our buddies from Divine Picture Cubicles.
The Ashley Lauren Basis took the chance to honor Sir Gary Kong with the distinguished Humanitarian Award. Sir Gary’s inspiring journey from China to America, the place he overcame adversity and pursued his ardour for the culinary arts, has been a outstanding one. As a self-made businessman, actual property developer, and philanthropist, Sir Gary’s dedication to giving again to the group and supporting charitable organizations has been nationally acknowledged. The occasion was additional enriched by the particular donations from his vineyard and brewery, The 1 Wine and NY Basic Beer.
“We prolong our heartfelt gratitude to Sir Gary for his immense contributions and assist,” expressed Monica Vermeulen, Founder/CEO of the Basis. “His generosity, together with the collective efforts of our cooks, sponsors, and attendees, will allow us to proceed our mission of offering much-needed sources and help to youngsters and households battling most cancers.”
The success of the Cooks Who Care occasion can be because of the immense assist of the ALF crew; Michele Lanfrank – Chief Visionaire, Maria D’Amato, Margaret Fontana, Cathy & Richard Troger & the Design 446 crew, who devoted their time and experience to securing model companions, occasion manufacturing particulars, sponsorships, design, media, and occasion consciousness. We additionally want to thank our wonderful committee, volunteers, ALF board members and the group for his or her continued assist.
The Ashley Lauren Basis, the beneficiary of this outstanding occasion, has been a beacon of hope for youngsters with most cancers and their households in New Jersey for almost 20 years. Based by Monica Vermeulen in 2005, the muse has supplied very important help via varied applications and initiatives, providing monetary, emotional, and materials assist to households navigating the challenges of pediatric most cancers. “This occasion will strengthen our means to carry much-needed sources and help to youngsters and their households who’re going through the horrific illness of pediatric most cancers,” shared Vermeulen.
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