Last Wednesday, June 27, The Partnership at Drugfree.org hosted our inaugural All-Star Tasting, an event that brought together fan-favorite professional athletes and celebrity chefs for an evening of food and fun.
Present at the event were International Tennis Hall-of-Famer Jim Courier, Former NBA star Darryl “Chocolate Thunder” Dawkins and basketball Hall-of-Famer Earl “The Pearl” Monroe.
Chefs at the event included Chef Aarón Sanchez, Food Network star and Executive Chef/Co-Owner of Centrico & Mestizo; Chef Alain Allegretti of La Promenade des Anglais and Azure by Allegretti; Josh Capon, Executive Chef at Lure Fishbar and B&B Winepub; Patrick Connolly of Kitchen NYC; Ryan DePersio, Chef/Partner of Fascino; Bill Dorrler, Chef de Cuisine at Osteria Morini; Chef Kyung Up Lim of Michael’s Restaurant and Chef Carey Yorio of Goya Foods, Inc.
More than 200 attendees joined us in the intimate setting of the Astor Center, helping us work toward our vision of all young people being able to live their lives free of drug and alcohol abuse. Guests participated in auctions, a raffle and sampled food from each chef’s table.
More photos of the event, taken by photographer Josh Wong, are available on our Facebook page. We’d like to thank all of the chefs, athletes and guests for helping to make our first All-Star Tasting a success!