Food and philanthropy are a classic combination, as evidenced by the number of diamonds hidden in desserts and the number of meat loaves shaped like rent checks. Fill your belly with benevolence with today’s Groupon to A Star Studded Toast & Taste Benefit for Hunger in New York, taking place from 4 to 7 p.m. on October 15 at Copia NYC. Choose between the following options:
- For $85, you get one VIP ticket (a $175 value).
- For $165, you get two VIP tickets (a $350 value).
Each VIP ticket includes:
- A one-hour interactive cooking demo
- A private Q and A session with the chef and celebrity guests
- Red-carpet entrance to the cocktail party and silent auction
- A gift bag
A Star Studded Toast & Taste Benefit welcomes Food Network Star finalist and culinary casanova Chris Nirschel as he teams up with a slate of exciting celebrities to blaze gourmet trails and raise funds for Food Bank For New York City. VIP attendees feast their senses on an interactive cooking demonstration as seasoning-minded stars join Chef Nirschel to create a spread of French hors d’oeuvres and decadent drinks for their exclusive audience. Next a question-and-answer session lets food fans pose their most pressing queries of the chef and his acclaimed companions as they share behind-the-scenes stories, culinary tips, and demonstrate the safest way to disarm a bombe cake. Guests strut the red carpet in a classic step-and-repeat entrance on the way to the cocktail party and silent auction, which lavishes attendees with tunes from live DJs, family recipes from Renee Graziano of Mob Wives, an appearance by foodie magician Josh Beckerman, and an exciting special performance. VIPs also depart the illustrious experience with satisfied palates, a swag bag full of exclusive trinkets, and gratification from having helped a noble cause.