All-Star Tasting

Mingle with all-star athletes while enjoying a lineup of culinary delights from New York City’s top chefs. Guests of our annual spring event also enjoy friendly competition while bidding on one-of-a-kind auction items. Join us again in 2018 for this special, fun-filled event that celebrates and supports our work.

2017 Event Highlights

Thank you to everyone who came together to make our 2017 All-Start Tasting — held at the beautiful Riverpark — the most successful to date!

Honorary Chairs

Roblé Ali
Tom Colicchio
Johnny Iuzzini


Event Co-Chairs

Bill Koenigsberg
Michael Neuman
Mark Tatum


All-Star Committee

Jason Baker
Caitlin Barry
Adolpho Birch
Cathryn Cardillo
Kendall Fries
Sarah Fryefield
Will Hartigan
Beth Jeffrey
Amanda Kasi
Sonny Rothstadt
Melcolm Ruffin
Brooks Scholl
Daniel Shea
Emily Van Wormer
Shalini Verma

All-Star Participants

VIP Chef
Jesse Schenker
Executive Chef/Owner,
The Gander
Culinary Spotlight
Michael’s Restaurant
Athlete Spotlight
in loving memory of
Darryl “Chocolate Thunder” Dawkins


Culinary Sponsors

Atlantic Social
BLVD Bistro
Bona Bona Ice Cream
Four J/The Red Cat
Fowler & Wells
Harlem Burger Co.
Insomnia Cookies
Legends at Yankee Stadium



Aurélien Collin
New York Red Bulls

World B.Free
NBA Legend

Albert King
NBA Legend

Tony Richardson
Former NFL Fullback (Chiefs and Jets)

Luis Robles
New York Red Bulls

John Starks
Former New York Knicks Player

Kia Stokes
New York Liberty

Lance Thomas
New York Knicks

Shavonte Zellous
New York Liberty