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November 5, 2012

Top Chef Alums unite in NYC to raise money for Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief
By Francine Cohen

Back in 1971 in Washington, DC a soup kitchen opened its doors to neighborhood homeless people. Called So Others Might Eat (SOME) this non-profit organization was incorporated to help deal with poverty in our nation’s capital and provide food, clothing, and health-care services to the poor and homeless. In addition, SOME provides job training, counseling, and low-cost housing, and other services to “break the cycle of homelessness.”

41 years later, thanks to Hurricane Sandy, New York and New Jersey residents may find themselves in the same sort of dire circumstances for which SOME was founded.

To help make sure this doesn’t happen to your neighbors, consider joining these Top Chef chefs for a benefit dinner this evening.

Host chef, Angelo Sosa of Anejo ((@AngeloASosa – comments, “The devastation from this storm is heart-wrenching and we are passionate about helping those affected in the tri-state area and beyond, We are trying to do our part by helping with relief efforts the best way we know how, through food and community support.”

Sosa and his Top Chef alums Dale Talde (@DaleTalde and, Kevin Sbraga (@KSbraga and and Jennifer Carroll (@ChefJenCarroll) are joining forces this Monday night at Sosa’s restaurant Añejo Tequileria in Hell’s Kitchen to raise money for Hurricane Sandy victims. Tickets are $100 and all proceeds go straight to the Red Cross.

Each chef will create a unique dish in true Top Chef style in a four-course tasting menu with cocktail accompaniment. Additional specialty cocktails will also be available for sale at the event to raise funds for relief efforts. Spirits will be donated by Herradura Tequila (, Riazul (, and local producer, Jack from Brooklyn (

There will be two available seating times at 6pm and 8pm. Alternately, you can just drop in throughout the night and belly up to the bar for a cocktail. 100% of the proceeds from each cocktail will also go to the American Red Cross.

Reservations can be made by calling Añejo at 212-920-4770, visiting the website’s reservation page at, or emailing Añejo is located at 668 10th Ave. (at 47th St.) in NYC.

Quick details:

WHAT: Bravo TV’s TOP CHEF Alumnus Angelo Sosa, Dale Talde, Kevin Sbraga, and Jennifer Carroll present a four course cocktail-paired meal to raise funds in NYC for Hurricane Sandy relief

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August 23, 2010

If you by chance find yourself in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania this evening you’ll want to consider taking your evening meal at Starfish Brasserie ( – 51 W. Broad Street) where they’re hosting a fundraiser for the Gulf Coast using sustainable seafood found in that region.

This more landlocked seafood restaurant helmed by Kristofor Sandholm is dedicated to promoting sustainable seafood and, after much conversation with their compassionate patrons, Sandholm and his staff felt compelled to do something for the fishermen on the Gulf Coast and to promote clean and safe fishing in the region. Beginning at 6:00 p.m. tonight the $50 four course meal will be served (including: seaweed seared yellow fin tuna, mahi mahi with lobster mushrooms, and drumfish with okra and more) with an option for adding on a wine course at just another $25 per person.

Sandholm says from the kitchen, “We are doing this because of our business being a sustainable seafood restaurant. Not only do I have strong feelings towards what happened in the Gulf but a large majority of our guests feel the same way. They started asking us questions immediately about our impact on seafood choices as soon as the tragic event took place.”

This one night special event has room for just 100 guests with all the proceeds from the dinner, and a silent auction, going to sea conservation organization, Oceana ( Also on hand will be Sean Dimin, the co-founder of Sea2Table (, local musician Dan DeChellis, and guest chef Bun Lai of Miya’s Sushi ( – New Haven, CT). Sandholm concludes, “We are hoping to bring in around 6500 to 7000 dollars for a donation to Oceana. Right now we are hoping and waiting to see what happens with the latest shrimp harvest from yesterday.”

To get more information about tonight’s dinner, the restaurant and the causes they support call (610) 332-8888, or email