For the first time, Trainees traveled all the way from Vietnam to be at the event to prepare and serve specialty dishes from the STREETS Restaurant Café in Hoi An. For Linh and Thuy, class three graduates, it was an exciting adventure to visit and meet the many supporters and guests at the event.
Preceeding the event, a VIP reception featured the STREETS Trainees. They demonstrated how to prepare the classic Vietnamese dish Banh Xeo, (crispy rice pancakes filled with sauteed vegetables, shrimp and pork, served with fresh herbs). VIP guests delighted in this special tasting.
The event sponsors and proceeds make possible the important work of STREETS helping disadvantaged young adults to transition from poverty and life on the streets to successful careers in hospitality.
Some of NYC's top Chefs delivered their savory interpretation of a variety of international street food.
Dishes included Kenny Callaghan's Shrimp & Grits with Red Eye Gravy, Floyd Cardoz's Roasted Turnip & White Bean Soup with Chorizo, Robert Newton's Jasmine Rice with Ground Pork, Chiles & Green Onion and Josh Eden's Shrimp & Pork Pot Stickers with Black Vinegar Dipping Sauce.
Gold Sponsors: Astor Center, Azadea, Brown-Forman, The Chefs' Warehouse/Dairlyland, Fox Rothchild LLP
Silver Sponsors: Elias B. Cohen, Crown Imports, Eastern Fish Company, Oasis Outsourcing
Bronze Sponsors: Hub International, Meister, Seelig & Fein LLP
Thank you to all the great chefs, event sponsors, guests and especially the event committee for making this night a great success.