Chef Todd English and Volunteers of America-Greater New York Unite for the New York Winter’s Eve Gala at The Plaza Hotel

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The world-renowned chef will make his fourth appearance at the 18th annual event.

Chef Todd English

Any way that I can contribute to help support the VOA is always a pleasure, and I am looking forward to attending this special event and continuing to collaborate with such a worthwhile organization.

Celebrity chef, author and entrepreneur, Todd English, will join the Volunteers of America-Greater New York for their 18th Annual fundraiser, A New York Winter's Eve, on December 9, 2013 at The Plaza Hotel. The world-famous chef, whose Todd English Food Hall has been a favorite eatery at the Plaza since 2010, will be collaborating for the fourth time with the charity, creating the reception and dinner menus for this year’s event. Hosted by emcee Paige Davis and co-chairs Adele Gulfo and Kathy Nedorostek-Kaswell, proceeds from the gala will benefit the charity’s roster of social service programs.

“There are so many people involved in this organization who dedicate so much of their time to raise awareness and funding year-round for so many families in need, it’s great to be able to gather together again year after year to celebrate and to take time to show them the recognition they deserve,” says English. “Any way that I can contribute to help support the VOA is always a pleasure, and I am looking forward to attending this special event and continuing to collaborate with such a worthwhile organization.”

The gala will be held at The Plaza’s Grand Ballroom and will feature a live auction conducted by Andrew Brandman. English will be serving Todd English Food Hall-inspired hors d’oeuvres for the cocktail reception as well as a three-course dinner:

Appetizer: Burrata, Radicchio and Bosc Pear Salad
Entrée: “Well N’ Rare” Hoisin BBQ Braised Short Ribs with Five Spice Grilled Tenderloin, Sweet Potato Brava Puree, Sesame Sautéed Spinach

Dessert: Warm Chocolate Pudding Cake with Manjari Pudding, Chocolate Shortbread Crumble, Salted Caramel, Fudge Chocolate Ice Cream

To sponsor a table, purchase tickets or make a donation, please contact Rachel Weinstein at 212.496.4305.

Volunteers of America has been helping those in need in the Greater New York communities since 1896. VOA-Greater New York operates more than 80 programs in the metropolitan New York area, the mid-Hudson region and Northern New Jersey. Services range from transitional shelters for families and individuals who are homeless to schools for children with developmental delays; from group homes for youth to in-home services for older adults trying to avoid institutionalization.

About Todd English:
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 20 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, Nantucket and Macy’s West Palm Beach), BlueZoo (Orlando), Ça Va (New York), Todd English Restaurant (Queen Mary 2), 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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