The spirit of Thanksgiving will be on display at The Children’s Aid Society’s Dunlevy Milbank Center next Wednesday evening, as chefs from some of New York’s finest hotels and restaurants team up to provide a Thanksgiving dinner for hundreds of New York’s disadvantaged children and their families.
For the 22nd year, the Food and Beverage Association of America will generously organize and host this special dinner for families in need. Wayne Whinna, Director of Food & Beverage at the Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers and his Executive Chef Joe Fontanals, will head up the culinary efforts. Chef Fontanals and his team will cook an estimated 250 20-lb. turkeys with all the trimmings. Gladys Mouton Di Stefano, President of the Food & Beverage Association and President of At Your Service Party Consulting, LLC, is organizing the dinner and coordinating all donations, as she has since the first year of the event. The Food and Beverage Association members, their colleagues and friends donate all the food, decorations and table settings for the dinner, and prepare and serve the food at the event.
Approximately 1,000 Harlem residents are expected to be fed at this event, including those who are served by after-school programs at the Dunlevy Milbank Center all year. In addition, the event will feed homeless families who reside at The Children’s Aid Society’s Pelham Fritz Apartments (a shelter for families across the street from Milbank). A DJ will entertain diners during the meal and a raffle will distribute an additional 125 cooked turkeys to the families in attendance.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012, 4:00 – 7:30 p.m.
The Children’s Aid Society, Dunlevy Milbank Center, 14-32 West 118th Street, between Lenox and Fifth Avenues