For one night each year, the Museum of Food and Drink (MOFAD) assembles an extraordinary lineup of culinary luminaries to produce one unforgettable meal for one compelling cause: supporting New York City's first food museum. Funds raised from the benefit will support future exhibits and programs.
I cater The Tank benefit every year! All ticket sales and donations are tax-deductible. If you are an artist in NYC, tickets are $25. I also have a few items available for bidding in the silent auction if you cannot attend.
We would delighted if you could join us for The Tank's Annual Spring Benefit on March 21st!
It promises to be a wonderful night at St Marks Church on the Bowery, honoring A.R.T/New York, an arts service organization dedicated to supporting New York City's vibrant community of nonprofit theaters, and Negin Farsad & Dean Obeidallah, Tank Alumni who are working to further the Muslim American cause through comedy. There will be an open bar, delicious tapas, performances from our incredible artists, and an After Party with a DJ and dancing!
This year’s benefit will celebrate Resistance & Rebellion and look to the future – at the start of our biggest and boldest season yet, enabling 150 different shows, 1,000 artists, 2,000 hours of FREE rehearsal space, 100% FREE performance space for everyone, all the time! Here at The Tank, we are committed to continuing to build a safe space for a large number of diverse artists to assemble, raise their voices, realize their visions, and practice resistance.
We would be honoured if you could join us on March 21st in this effort to fundraise for The Tank - for the artists, for the city and for us all.
I'll be tasting all of the meatballs and judging with a panel. Say hi! I'll be holding a clipboard :)
Brooklyn's best home cooks compete for the best meatball in Brooklyn!!! Try all the balls and vote! The takedown competition's been going for 15 years, and is a Brooklyn culinary tradition- pitting cooks against each other for the public to come try, eat an insane amount of food, and party... as you help pick a takedown champion!
Learn to cook new dishes with Local Roots NYC inspired by the season's harvest in a fun and casual setting. Led by Chef De la Vega, creator of Randwiches and editor at large of Put an Egg On It, you'll prepare dishes in groups with a glass of wine in a unique setting: a food incubator kitchen that is home to many of NYC's small-batch food producers. Learn how to take the same set of ingredients and turn them into different dishes that complement each other to create a farm to table dinner which you will enjoy together as a group at the end of the evening. Participants will also learn basic knife skillls and will walk away with recipe cards for the night's dishes, an opportunity to meet other like-minded individuals, and an immersive culinary experience. There will be only 15 available spaces.
The menu will be inspired by Chef De la Vega's new book and Local Roots NYC seasonality and available items from their producers.
What You'll Learn: seasonal and ingredient driven dishes and basic knife skills through hands on experience
Additional: Recipe cards, complimentary wine, farm to table dinner, $10 credit to use towards a future Local Roots NYC market purchase or event
Cooking Level: Beginner and Medium
What People Are Saying: "I learned so much at the Local Roots Cooking Club - it's different than any other cooking class I've taken because of the fun people I met, the emphasis on who grew the ingredients we were working with, and simple, creative and approachable dishes. I prioritize good food in my life now because I've learned skills to make seasonal dishes at home and realize how much fun cooking can be."
And another testimonial!
We believe cooking with local ingredients is a way to strengthen our connection with our food, farms, land, people, community, and culture. We hope you form lasting friendships at our cooking clubs and take the skills learned and the stories of our farmers back home with you. Most importantly, cooking should really BE FUN.
More photos from past cooking clubs can be found here. Attend 5 Local Roots cooking clubs and receive a the 6th half off.
About the Cooking Leader
Jenn de la Vega is editor-at-large of Put a Egg on It, cheese board editor for FeedFeed and geeky caterer. She runs the blog Randwiches, an award winning experimental food project about the whimsical nature of the unexpected and educational food experience-- praised by TIME, Mashable and the Awesome Foundation.
Jenn has appeared on Guy's Grocery Games: Cheesy Special (Food Network), moderates ChefShock with Justin Warner (Twitch) and has a cook book due out May, 2 2017 on Page Street Publishing.
About the Space
Brooklyn FoodWorks is a food incubator and shared commercial kitchen, currently home to about 100 early stage food businesses housed inside an old pharmaceutical building that takes up an entire city block. These include packaged goods, caterers, bakers, or really any type of food company, all of whom use our space to produce their food product. The event space is a state of the art kitchen including an 18 burner range, double stack convection oven, grill, 3 piece sink, fridge and prep tables.
Join us at Kickstarter HQ to work on getting your Kickstarter project off the ground. Bring your laptop and an idea for a creative project — Kickstarter staff will be on hand to provide wisdom and tools for getting your project started. Whether you’re ready to launch your project now or just want to explore the Kickstarter format, our aim is to inspire you to bring your project to life.
What you need to know:
Drop in anytime between 5 and 8 p.m.
Bring your fully charged WiFi-ready laptop (a limited number of outlets will be provided for charging computers).
Light refreshments will be provided.
What you need to do to prepare: