THANK YOU for making The Great Gathering of Chefs a wonderful success!

153 Chefs came together in one room to help raise money and awareness for Food and Finance High School, autographing 100 copies of the new Crossing Borders/Sweet Crossings cookbook. Guests were treated to a magnificent dine-around tasting from 15 of New York’s finest restaurants while mingling with some of the culinary industry’s brightest stars. We are especially thankful to everyone who supported this event, including all of the hardworking volunteers, and our generous sponsors. THANK YOU!

Special Thanks to our wonderful volunteers!

Wang Yuan
Andrew Gold

FFHS Students:

Jahqyad Austin
Janiya Modeste
Marielle Martinez
Christopher Bowen
Michael Stanton
Christopher Mazzella
Jaylen Downer
Aaliyah Pompey
Kayla Rupat


The Great Gathering of Chefs is an annual charity fundraising event held in New York City.  This gala event will bring together nearly 150 of New York’s most renowned chefs to autograph copies of the new Crossing Borders / Sweet Crossings cookbook by Battman which has been created specifically for the occasion.  Guests can mingle with these culinary masters while viewing the beautiful displays of food photography and sampling some of the delicious cuisine featured in the book.

When: Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Chef Book Signing (VIP tickets only):  3:30-5:00pm
Dine Around Tasting (Main Event): 6:00-8:00pm

Where:  Prince George Ballroom, 15 E 27th St, New York, NY



The Food Education Fund (FEF) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that works to promote sustainable positive life outcomes for the youth of New York City. FEF increases access to education and career opportunities through the academic and experiential learning programs at Food and Finance High School, the only four year culinary high school in NYC; advances research in sustainable food sourcing through its collaboration with higher education institutions through its hydroponic and aquaponics laboratories; and through various support services, helps the students of Food and Finance High School develop critical professional and interpersonal skills such as decision-making, financial literacy, job-readiness and citizenship.

About Food and Finance High School:
Preparation for higher-learning and the workforce is key to the ongoing success of our students. NYC comes together at Food and Finance High School to provide a rigorous and rewarding Regents Diploma and culinary curriculum for our students. We’re more than a school, we are a community that supports our students as they tackle new challenges and reach new heights. We work to inspire and to empower our students.

  • Students learn the true reward of hard work, dependability and time management from a staff of acclaimed chefs, educators and business leaders that oversee their curriculum, field trips and internships.
  • Food and Finance works to understand its students’ barriers of success and develops additional programs to support their needs and dreams.