Todd English Takes the Wheel for Charity this Weekend with a Special Ride to End Hunger at Flywheel Flatiron During the Sixth Annual New York City Wine & Food Festival

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The celebrity chef will be exercising for a good cause at the event benefiting the Food Bank for New York City.

Chef Todd English

The second greatest part of my job besides getting creative in the kitchen is to be able to give back to the community in these such creative and profound ways.

Todd English will be putting down his skillet and stepping into his riding shoes this Saturday when he gets behind the cycling wheel to burn a few calories for charity on Saturday, October 19 during Flywheel Flatiron’s benefit ride to support hunger relief in New York. An avid indoor cyclist, English will join fellow chef Josh Capon of Lure Fishbar fame, as the two culinary stars will pump and sweat along with other riders during the 50-minute workout session. All proceeds will go directly towards the Food Bank for New York City. The event is part of this year’s New York City Wine & Food Festival’s Eat. Drink. End Hunger. campaign dedicated to fighting hunger in each of the city’s five boroughs.

“This is definitely one of my favorite causes, and I can also say that it’s great to be able to provide such vital help to people while having the chance to get a great workout in,” says English. “Josh and I had a lot of fun this February at the Flywheel ride in Miami Beach where it was a big success, and I’m excited and looking forward to making that happen again here in New York.”

Flywheel Flatiron is just one of several locations for the trendy indoor cycling gym that has several other studios around New York City as well as in Miami Beach, Chicago, Los Angeles and Dubai. Instructors will be on hand during Saturday’s event to coach participants through the amped-up class. For a $50 donation, riders will receive a spin bike, towels, the use of specialized cycling shoes and the chance to ride alongside Chef Todd English while losing some of the extra calories that might have been picked up during the notoriously gluttonous New York City Wine & Food Festival.

English, of course, is no stranger to the city that is also home to some of his most popular restaurants, Todd English Food Hall at the Plaza Hotel, Olives on Park Avenue and Ça Va Brasserie in the Theater District. The globe-trotting celebrity chef always finds the time to make his way back to New York and has been a notable presence at the festival since its inception.

“I really love this town and anything I can do to bring notoriety to such an excellent cause that does so much for so many is a given for me,” says English. “The second greatest part of my job besides getting creative in the kitchen is to be able to give back to the community in these such creative and profound ways.”

The Flywheel ride with Todd English and Josh Capon takes place this Saturday, October 19 at 3 p.m. at Flywheel Flatiron, 39 West 21st Street. Donations are $50. Space is limited, RSVP to alisha(at)flywheelsports(dot)com.

For further information about Food Bank for New York City, please visit

Todd English is a renowned chef, restaurateur, author, entrepreneur, and television personality based in Boston, Massachusetts and New York City. He is a four-time James Beard Award winner and inductee into the James Beard Foundation's "Who's Who in Food and Beverage in America.” He is the CEO of Todd English Enterprises which owns, manages and licenses over twenty restaurants worldwide including Olives (New York, Las Vegas, Mexico City, Bahamas), Todd English Food Hall (New York, Manila 2014), Todd English P.U.B. (Las Vegas, Birmingham), Figs (Boston, Charlestown, Kuwait), Blue Zoo (Orlando), Ça Va (New York), Todd English Restaurant (Queen Elizabeth), Tuscany (Mohegan Casino) and Isabelle’s CurlyCakes (Boston). He has two sons and one daughter. For more information on chef Todd English and his restaurants please visit his website at Or, follow him on Facebook – and on Twitter- @ChefToddEnglish

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