chefs' tasting benefit

The Bronx Letters Foundation Food for Thought Benefit brings some of New York's best chefs together in one place for an incredibly delicious evening.

Our foundation supports the UA Bronx Academy of Letters, which is located in the Mott Haven neighborhood of the South Bronx, our country's poorest congressional district — three miles from Manhattan's Upper East Side. When the school opened its doors as a high school in September 2003, our founders – a dedicated team of students, parents, teachers, and community leaders – were united by a single idea: Students who can express themselves clearly in writing can do better in any path they choose in life. 

Today, our rigorous, college-preparatory academic program spans grades six through twelve. Our core curriculum is standards-based, with an intense focus on developing literacy and driving social change across the disciplines. It includes honors and AP courses, master-level arts electives, externships, and independent study courses. 


taste and sip the night away in support of the bronx academy of letters

with special guests


Parker Posey


Marcus Samuelsson




Jennifer Barth and David Kuhn



Honorary Chair


Anthony Bourdain



Monday, April 16, 2018


Grand Ballroom

the roosevelt Hotel

45 East 45th Street

New York City


Click the image above to learn more about our wonderful participating chefs their restaurants!        

Click the image above to learn more about our wonderful participating chefs their restaurants! 



benefit committee

Karen Adler*  •  Faisal Al-Juburi  •  Reagan Arthur*  •  Ryan Asato*  •  Katie Banks  •  Peter Becker  •  Toni Bernstein*  •  Miriam Bram  •  Brandon Cardet-Hernandez*  •  Anne Carey  •  Dana Delany  •  Lena Dunham  •  Ariel Foxman  •  Jodie Freeman*  •  Sloan Harris  •  Sloan Harris  •  Kim Haudenschield  •  Elizabeth Hellman*  •  William Hidden-Sudow  •  Lisa Jardine*  •  Tom Jardine  •  Mary Karr  •  Maya Lin  •  Daniel Wolf  •  Wendee Lunt*  •  Jessica Marshall  •  Peter Belhumeur  •  Jenny McPhee*  • Rachelle Hruska MacPherson  •  Sean MacPherson  •  Deborah Murnin*  •  Kate Nadolny*  •  Ryan Perone  •  Peggy Reiner*  • Joanie Reznik*  •  Ellen Roseman  •  Amanda Schosid*  •  Lee Schosid  •  Jake Silvestri  •  Elise Silvestri Schoengood  •  Samantha Skey*  •  Joan Sullivan*  •  Ali Wentworth  •  Kim Witherspoon*

*Indicates Bronx Letters Foundation Board Member

For additional information, email or call (212) 843-1718.