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Autumn Feast Celebrating The Sylvia Center’s 15th Anniversary

November 8, 2022 @ 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM


Relish the bounty of the season at the Autumn Feast benefiting The Sylvia Center, the nonprofit that teaches young people about the connection between food and health through nutrition-focused, culinary-based programs in all five boroughs of New York City and Columbia County, NY. The evening will feature a four-course plant-forward dinner and interactive cooking demo curated by Ayesha Nurdjaja, executive chef and partner of the highly acclaimed Shuka and Shukette and James Beard Award Finalist Nominee, Best Chef New York State 2022.

Nurdjaja, a Brooklyn native of Italian-Indonesian heritage, will present three savory courses showcasing the vibrant Eastern Mediterranean fare for which she is known. It will start with a “rip n’ dip” dish, Beet Moutabel, yogurt, fried almonds dill with pan-fired lafa. Roasted Brussels Sprouts, with apple and pomegranate will follow and the main course will be a choice of Roasted Fish, with salsa verde, braised shelling beans, tomato, and kale.

The meal will be capped off by pies from Great Performances, the celebrated catering events and hospitality company, whose founder and CEO, Liz Neumark, established The Sylvia Center in 2007.

As an Autumn Feast-er, you will be treated to a live preparation of each course’s dish by Nurdjaja, including her insider tips and tricks, while savoring the finished product throughout the evening. You will also receive copies of her coveted recipes, all while support The Sylvia Center’s work encouraging children and teens to take control of their health through better food choices.

Tickets start at $1500, which will provide access to Sylvia Center programs for three students. They can be purchased via www.sylviacenter.org/attend-an-event

New York, NY – July 8, 2021: Opening photos of Shukette in Chelsea. Photos by Clay Williams.


November 8, 2022
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM


The Sylvia Center
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DeGustibus Cooking School
151 W. 34th #8
New York, 10001 United States
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