All-Star Tasting Features VIP Chef Nick Di Bona and Legends at Yankee Stadium

We are pleased to announce that Chef Nick Di Bona of Bona Bona Ice Cream and Champion of The Food Network’s “Chopped” chef competition, will serve as our VIP Chef at the Partnership’s All-Star Tasting event, taking place on May 16 at Riverpark – a Tom Colicchio restaurant. Our mission personally motivates Chef Di Bona as he lost his younger brother to addiction three years ago.

Chef Di Bona has amassed an impressive culinary history as the owner and founder of Bona Bona Ice Cream and Madison Kitchen, Larchmont. While Chef Di Bona has been selling his delectable ice cream masterpieces from the Bona Bona truck throughout various NYC locations, he is set to open his first Bona Bona Ice Cream restaurant later this year. Last summer, Bona Bona ice cream joined Smorgasburg in Brooklyn, the largest weekly open-air food market in America, featuring cuisines from all over the world.

We are also proud to feature Legends at Yankee Stadium as our special culinary spotlight this year. Legends Hospitality, a long-time supporter of the All-Star Tasting, brings top-tier service, expertise and culinary concepts to Yankee Stadium. As the premier caterer, Legends Hospitality delivers experiences at Yankee Stadium that last as long as the New York Yankees traditions.

Attendees to the 2018 All-Star Tasting will spend an evening sampling delectable food from participating restaurants at a unique event that brings together all-star chefs and athletes for an exciting night filled with culinary delights and fun challenges. The event will also feature a lively, silent auction and all attendees, as well as online bidders, are encouraged to bid on items and experiences – proceeds will help ensure we can continue to serve families across the country who are struggling with a loved one’s substance use.

The event will benefit and support our important work and proceeds will help provide families with the tools they need to take effective action around their child’s substance use, including free resources like our Parent Helpline, peer-to-peer parent coaching services and online tools and support.

To purchase VIP or general tasting tickets or for more information about the All-Star Tasting, please visit or contact Elle Barks at

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