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 GravyFloyd Cardoz's Roasted Turnip & White Bean Soup with ChorizoRobert Newton's Jasmine Rice with Ground Pork, Chiles & Green Onion and Josh Eden's Shrimp & Pork Pot Stickers with Black Vinegar Dipping Sauce.


Platinum Sponsor


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.


Kenny Callaghan- Blue Smoke & Jazz Standard
Floyd Cardoz - North End Grill
Ratha Chaupoly and Ben Daitz - Num Pang Sandwich Shop
Michael Chernow and Daniel Holzman -The Meatball Shop
Josh Eden - August Restaurant
Edi Frauneder and Wolfgang Ban - Edi & The Wolf
Robert Newton - Nightingale 9                
King Phojanakong - Kuma Inn & Umi Nom
Joe Quintana - Rosa Mexicano
Pete Vasconcellos - The Penrose
Howard Greenstone and Grace Hu, Honorary Chairpersons 
Phillip Baltz & Christina Grdovic-Baltz, Frank Carpentari
Ruairi Curtin, Lucinda Duncalfe, John Henry, Peter Jon Lindberg & 
Nilou Motamed, Mark Maynard-Parisi, Charles Nguyen, Viet Nguyen
King Phojanakong, Debi & Rick Smilow, Erica Wides