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City Harvest welcomes you to

an evening of

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An Evening of Practical Magic Honoring

The Staff and Chefs of Union Square Hospitality Group Co-Chairs

Nina Rennert Davidson and Mitchell Davidson Judy and Kim Davis Lise and Michael Evans Stacy and Joel Hock Carola and Robert Jain Pamela and Andrew Kaufmann Heather and Steven Mnuchin Sandra and Eric Ripert Dinner Chair

Arthur F. Backal

Thanks to the support of Barclays and the generosity of the City Harvest Board of Directors and the Event Co-Chairs, 100% of the ticket price will directly support the efforts of City Harvest to feed hungry New Yorkers.

Event Sponsors


An Evening of Practical Magic

Generous Contributors and Honorary Committee BENEFIT COMMITTEE Marjorie Sybul Adams Michael Anthony Lucy A. Commoner and Richard S. Berry Tom Colicchio Rachael Ray and John Cusimano Catherine and Zvi Eiref Katie Workman and Gary Freilich Senator Michael Gianaris Senator Kirsten Gillibrand Chris and Tom Guba Grace Koo and Kerry Heffernan Eric Holder Sharon H. Jacquet Alison and Jim Kallman Sandee and David Kirchhoff Jessica and Bill Koenigsberg Kerrie MacPherson Queens Borough President Helen M. Marshall Nick Mautone, Mautone Enterprises Liz and Chips Moore Congressman Jerrold Nadler Tracy Nieporent, Nobu, Tribeca Grill Alissa and Bruce Nierenberg Victor Ozeri Ben Pollinger New York City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn Senator Charles E. Schumer Bernard L. Schwartz Gail Simmons Manhattan Borough President Scott M. Stringer Congresswoman Nydia M. Velázquez Jill and Jeffrey Weiss Chris Hikawa and David Windreich Meghan and Michael Young

VISIONARY Barclays Judy and Kim Davis Lise and Michael Evans Mitra and Daniel O’Neill Union Square Hospitality Group SEER Nina Rennert Davidson and Mitchell Davidson Stacy and Joel Hock Jessica and Bill Koenigsberg Heather and Steven Mnuchin Philosopher Lucy A. Commoner and Richard S. Berry DLA Piper LLP (US) Duane Reade Chris and Tom Guba Manhattan Lincoln Victor Ozeri DREAMER Alliance Consumer Growth American Express Belkin Burden Wenig and Goldman, LLP Elias B. Cohen & Associates Assurance Agency, LLC Discovery Communications Ernst & Young J.H. Cohn Sharon H. Jacquet Carola and Robert Jain Alison and Jim Kallman Sandee and David Kirchhoff Kraft Foods M. Tucker Nicholas Martini Foundation Patrick Mauro Nick Mautone, Mautone Enterprises Select Equity Group Weight Watchers Jill and Jeffrey Weiss Chris Hikawa and David Windreich

Meghan and Michael Young The Yum-O! Organization, Inc. CELESTIAL Bonnie and Arne Arnesen Liana Silverstein Backal and Arthur Backal Credit Suisse Catherine and Zvi Eiref I. Halper Paper and Supplies Pamela and Andrew Kaufmann Fredric Mack Liz and Chips Moore Tim Palmer John Quisenberry Lorraine and Robert W. Reeder III Susan and Michael Thonis The Steven A. and Alexandra M. Cohen Foundation Victor’s Café BELIEVER Katie Workman and Gary Freilich Elisabeth and Peter Haveles Grace Koo and Kerry Heffernan Anita Hoffman Eric Holder Holman Consulting Inner Circle Sports LLC Lara Oboler and Louis Jaffe Greg Lippmann Arthur L. Loeb Eleanor Heyman Propp Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP Damian Mogavero Tracy Nieporent, Nobu, Tribeca Grill Alissa and Bruce Nierenberg Bernard L. Schwartz Shawmut Design and Construction *List as of April 13, 2012

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Dear Friends, Thirty years ago, a group of volunteers enlisted friends and borrowed cars to transport excess food from local restaurants in New York City to programs feeding the hungry. That simple action—based on the practical idea that individuals can fight hunger by moving excess food to where it is most needed in their community—has inspired over 200,000 donors and volunteers to support City Harvest since our founding. Union Square Hospitality Group believed from its very beginning that no one should go hungry in a city like New York. For over 20 years, City Harvest’s white and green trucks have been a familiar sight at their restaurants, picking up excess food for delivery to soup kitchens and food pantries. Union Square Hospitality Group staff and chefs have worked tirelessly to help raise awareness about hunger—becoming a powerful force not only in the restaurant industry, but in charity at the local level. In our first decade, when Union Square Hospitality Group first partnered with City Harvest, we reached an important milestone, rescuing and delivering over five million pounds in a single year. In our 30th year, with their support, City Harvest will provide more food than we rescued in total during our first decade—some 38 million pounds. A new food rescue facility in Queens and programs that take a comprehensive approach to tackling hunger at the community level now put City Harvest in a position to do even more for hungry New Yorkers in coming years. The moment someone decides to join the fight against hunger—that’s “practical magic” at work. It made City Harvest possible 30 years ago, and keeps us going now. By joining us this evening, you help honor one of our oldest and most dedicated partners. You also help ensure City Harvest can rise to the challenge of feeding our city. Please enjoy this evening with our gratitude. Warmest thanks,

Jilly Stephens Executive Director

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Victor Ozeri

Exclusively Misook

Carol Pledger

James D. Kallman

J. Michael Evans

Kallman Management Corp.

Goldman Sachs

Goldman Sachs University

Gary Freilich

Rachael Ray

Tom Guba

Eric Ripert

Officers Chairman

Vice Chairman

Heather Mnuchin Secretary

Joy Ingham Immediate Past Chairman

Christine Hikawa Stacy Hock Anita Hoffman RR Donnelley

Le Bernardin

Marcus Samuelsson Red Rooster

Rick Smilow

Sharon H. Jacquet

The Institute of Culinary Education

JP Morgan, Private Bank

Clifton Strain

Sujal Kapadia

Dellacorte Group

Barclays Capital

Emily Susskind

Alan Katz

Zubin Taraporevala

Carol Atkinson

Pamela Kaufmann

McKinsey & Company

Arthur F. Backal

David P. Kirchhoff

Topsy Taylor

Weight Watchers International

Helicopter Flight Services

Susan Marks LSE Foundation

Directors Marjorie Sybul Adams DLA Piper US LLP

Backal Hospitality Group

Alex Berenson Richard Berry Zuberry Associates, LLC

Benjamin Bram

Bill Koenigsberg Horizon Media

Grace Koo Credit Suisse

Kerrie MacPherson

Jeffrey L. Weiss Katie Raskin Workman

Michael A. Young Vision Marketing

Ernst & Young

Natalia ZaldivarBonzon

Nick Mautone

Victor’s Café

Matthew Bryant

Mautone Enterprises LLC – Alexis Group LLC

The Advertising Business, LLC

Ex Officio

Elizabeth W.Y. Moore

Watermill Trading

Randy Brown Deutsche Bank

Daniel J. Bumgardner Wells Fargo Securities, LLC

Dana Cowin Food & Wine Magazine


Indian Point Foundation

Marc Murphy Benchmarc Restaurants

Barbara G. Novick BlackRock

Founding Chairman

Harley BrookeHitching Chairman Emeritus

Robert Cahill, Jr. Peter Schmidt An Evening of Practical Magic




Bill Koenigsberg

Steven T. Mnuchin New York City Rescue Mission James VarnHagen

President, CEO and Founder of Horizon Media 2010

James D. Kallman Tom O’Brien President and General Manager, NBC Local Media New York, NBC4/NBC Universal


Square Feet to Square Meals Committee Ellie Manko Libby

and Wollensky Restaurant Group; Nick Valenti, Restaurant Associates; Tim Zagat, Zagat Survey; New York State Restaurant Association; E. Charles Hunt 2001

Arthur Backal The Pierre 2000


Eric Ripert


Susan Harte

Le Bernardin

American Express John Campi

Stadtmauer Bailkin LLP

Sloane W. Rhulen

Philip Morris Companies, Inc. William H. Webb

The Daily News

DKNY Empire Merchants Myra Gordon Hunts Point Terminal Produce Cooperative Association, Inc.

Cheri Melillo Canstruction

The New York Community Trust New York City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn Rachael Ray Eric Ripert Le Bernardin

The Starr Foundation Manhattan Borough President Scott M. Stringer 2008

BlackRock 2007

Tom Guba

CB Richard Ellis

Melissa B. Siegel Newmark 2004

The Starr Foundation Florence Davis New York City Department of Education Leslie Koch Molly O’Neill Joe Pantoliano 2003

Sodexho Michel Landel Harrison Ford Timothy White 2002

American Express David House NYC & Company Restaurant Committee Stephen Hanson, B.R. Guest, Inc.; Rita Jammet, La Caravelle; Tony May, San Domenico; Danny Meyer, Union Square Hospitality Group; Cristyne L. Nicholas, NYC & Company; Tracy Nieporent, Myriad Restaurant Group; The Smith


Joseph Spinnato Hotel Association of New York 1998

Drew Nieporent Myriad Restaurant Group

The Starr Foundation 1997

Gus Theodoro Gus’ FIGS Bistro/Gus’ Place

American Express Tom Schick 1996

Michael Lomonaco Windows on the World

Food & Wine Magazine 1995

Danny Meyer Union Square Hospitality Group

Muriel Siebert Siebert and Co.

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City Harvest Food Council Andrew Carmellini



Eric Ripert

Michael Anthony

Locanda Verde, The Dutch

Le Bernardin

Gramercy Tavern

David Chang

Donatella Arpaia


Donatella, Kefi

Tom Colicchio

Arthur F. Backal

Phillip Baltz

Craft Restaurants

Backal Hospitality Group & State of the Art Enterprises

Baltz & Company

Jorge Collazo

Dan Barber Blue Hill, Blue Hill at Stone Barns

Office of SchoolFood, The NYC Department of Education

Jennifer Baum

Scott Conant

Bullfrog & Baum


Florian Bellanger

Ariane Daguin



Ron Ben-Israel

John Doherty

Ron Ben-Israel Cakes

Wolfpack Hospitality

David Bouley

Geoffrey Drummond

Myriad Restaurant Group


Alain Ducasse

Cristyne L. Nicholas

Daniel Boulud Daniel

Adour Alain Ducasse at The St. Regis, Benoit Restaurant and Bar

Honorary Chairs

Dana Cowin Food & Wine Magazine

Michael Lomonaco Porter House New York

Danny Meyer Union Square Hospitality Group

Drew and Tracy Nieporent

Nicholas & Lence Communications LLC

Terrance Brennan The Artisanal Group

Ed Brown Ed’s Chowder House

David Burke davidburke townhouse, Fishtail by David Burke, David Burke Kitchen

Joey Campanaro the little owl, Market Table, Kenmare

Scott Campbell New Leaf Café

Gillian Duffy New York Magazine

Todd English Olives

Scott Feldman Two Twelve Management & Marketing

Myra Fiori illy caffè North America

Bobby Flay Bar Americain, Mesa Grill

Tyler Florence Foodwork Productions


An Evening of Practical Magic

Tony Fortuna

Henry Meer

Rick Smilow

T Bar Steak & Lounge

City Hall

Penny & Peter Glazier

Philip Meldrum

Institute of Culinary Education

The Glazier Group


Alex Guarnaschelli

Pamela & Marc Murphy

Butter, The Darby

Benchmarc Restaurants

Joseph R. Gurrera

Liz Neumark


Great Performances

Stephen P. Hanson

Simon Oren

B.R. Guest Restaurants

Culinary Tour de France Restaurant Group

Kerry Heffernan South Gate Restaurant

Steven M. Kamali Steven Kamali Hospitality

Karen Karp

John Stage Dinosaur Bar-B-Que

Dr. Felicia D. Stoler, DCN, MS, RD, FACSM Bill Telepan Telepan

Laurent Tourondel BLT Market

Becca Parrish

Maire Ullrich

Becca PR

Cornell Cooperative Extension

François Payard François Payard Bakery, FC Chocolate Bar

Tom Valenti Ouest

Jean-Georges Vongerichten

Karp Resources

Zakary Pelaccio

Jim Lahey

The Fatty Crew

Sullivan Street Bakery

Ben Pollinger

Adam Perry Lang


Michael White

Daisy Mae’s BBQ USA

Rachael Ray

Altamarea Group

Anita Lo

Donna Rodriguez

Katie Workman


B.R. Guest Restaurants

Marco Maccioni

Philip Ruskin

Geoffrey Zakarian

Osteria Del Circo

Ruskin International

Nick Mautone

Marcus Samuelsson

The Lamb’s Club, The National

Mautone Enterprises

Red Rooster

Tony May

Chris Santos


The Stanton Social, Beauty & Essex

Julian Medina Coppelia, Toloache, Yerba Buena, Yerba Buena Perry

Benjamin Schmerler First Press Public Relations

Jean Georges Management

Natalia ZaldivarBonzon Victor’s Café

Terry Zarikian China Grill Management

Gail Simmons Food & Wine Magazine

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Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group (USHG) includes some of New York City’s most beloved establishments: Union Square Cafe, Gramercy Tavern, Blue Smoke, Jazz Standard, Shake Shack, The Modern, Cafe 2 and Terrace 5 (located at the Museum of Modern Art), Maialino, Untitled at the Whitney, North End Grill, Union Square Events and Hospitality Quotient, a learning business. Each USHG restaurant is lovingly hand crafted and distinctive, and each strives to distinguish itself for warm hospitality and consistent excellence. Actively involved in the community, USHG and its employees are committed to extending its enlightened hospitality beyond the walls of its restaurants. The company supports an array of hunger relief organizations including City Harvest and Share Our Strength; and civic organizations such as NYC & Company, Union Square Partnership, and the Madison Square Park Conservancy. Meyer, his restaurants, and chefs have earned an unprecedented 24 James Beard Awards, as well as numerous other media accolades. USHG restaurants have consistently appeared on Zagat’s Most Popular list, with Union Square Cafe and Gramercy Tavern appearing in the top five of the 2012 survey.

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Upcoming Events

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city harvest invites you to its eighth annual luncheon Wednesday, May 16, 2012


11:30 a.m. Registration 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. Discussion and Luncheon

Susan Fales-Hill Author of the upcoming novel, Imperfect Bliss

The Metropolitan Club 1 East 60th Street

Honorary Chair

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Generation Harvest’s 11th annual

Summer in the City June 20, 2012 Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street

On Wednesday, June 20th, Generation Harvest, City Harvest’s young professionals group, will host its 11th annual Summer in the City. The restaurant tasting and cocktail party will provide guests with the opportunity to see some of the city’s newest culinary stars and cocktail artists in action.

David Patrick Columbia Jennifer Carlston, Joy Ingham, Jan Fletcher Slifka, Topsy Taylor, and Meghan Carleton Young

save the dates

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18th Annual

Bid Against Hunger October 16, 2012 Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street

Bid Against Hunger is New York’s most anticipated restaurant tasting attended by over 800 guests and features exceptional food from over 60 of New York City’s top restaurants. It is the opportunity to see some of the world’s best chefs in action and bid on auction packages that include extraordinary culinary, travel and entertainment prizes.

The Brooklyn Local September 22, 2012

Pier 1 at Brooklyn Bridge Park City Harvest will host its second annual artisanal marketplace at Pier 1 at Brooklyn Bridge Park. This fundraising event will feature a sampling of the region’s finest purveyors and some of their best gourmet and specialty food items. The Brooklyn Local will offer urban foodies the opportunity to spend the day interacting with vendors while tasting and purchasing their products in an open-air market setting.

Judy and Kim Davis thank all the employees of City Harvest and their supporters for their dedicated caring, compassion and hard work in bettering the lives of so many New Yorkers.

We want to thank City Harvest’s outstanding drivers for all their hard work delivering food to New York’s hungry.

With admiration,

Lise and Michael Evans

Mitra and Daniel O’Neill are proud to support the commitment and dedication of City Harvest and tonight’s honoree, Union Square Hospitality Group.

Congratulations to City Harvest for another amazing year. Mitch Davidson and Nina Rennert Davidson

A huge THANK YOU to Jilly, Pat, Jen, Mary Beth, Dick, David, Matthew and the entire City Harvest team for all the amazing work for our city! With great respect and appreciation,

Stacy & Joel

Thank you Union Square Hospitality Group and Barclays for all that you do for City Harvest Heather and Steven Mnuchin

The Guba Family– Kiel, Michael, Chris and Tom– Salutes City Harvest’s Success!!!

The Faces of Hunger Do Not Change

How very proud we are to be a part of City Harvest and the very important work they are doing in New York City. Our profound thanks to Jilly Stephens and her team for giving us an opportunity to make a difference in so many lives!

Victor Ozeri & The Bensonhurst Foundation

Congratulations to Arthur Backal and City Harvest for All You Do!! Harriet and Eric Rothfeld


BJ’s Wholesale Club, Inc. Largest Wholesale Club Partner 2012

Thank you for your many years of dedication to feeding New York’s hungry men, women, and children.

Congratulations City Harvest for another record year of delivering more food to New York’s hungry Chris Hikawa and David Windreich


Boar’s Head

Best Quality Delicatessen Products 2012 Thank you for your many years of dedication to feeding New York’s hungry men, women, and children.


Congratulations to Danny Meyer and the entire Union Square Hospitality Group organization for all their accomplishments. Thank you for all you do for New York City!! Your friends at Select Equity Group

Alison and Jim Kallman salute City Harvest for its commitment to fighting hunger in New York City.

We are incredibly proud to support City Harvest and celebrate yet another outstanding year fighting hunger and improving nutrition. Special thanks to Union Square Hospitality Group and Danny Meyer for their countless contributions to City Harvest as well as the overall health and wellbeing of New York City! David and Sandra Kirchhoff

We are proud to support City Harvest and honor Danny Meyer and USHG for their extraordinary dedication and achievements

Alliance Consumer Growth and The Lessing Family

Congratulations City Harvest for another record year of delivering more food to New York’s hungry. Your friends at Vision Marketing Inc.

Black Forum of Co-op City P.O. Box 563 Bronx, N.Y. 10475 (718) 320-8035

Dear Chef Keltus: Since our humble beginnings back in 1999, the Black Forum of Co-op City, located in Room 20 of the Dreiser Community Center, Bronx, N.Y. 10475, has been the recipient of food from City Harvest. Initially, we were supplied by the Emergency Food Assistance Program (EFAP) and served approximately 300 people per month. As time progressed, it became almost impossible to keep up with the growing demand. We were then introduced to City Harvest through another program. From our very first encounter, we were impressed with City Harvest and the hard working and dedicated people we met there, especially Chef Keltus Campo, who immediately went to bat for us, placing the Black Forum of Co-op City on the City Harvest route. Our program blossomed and soon we were serving 500 people a month, thanks to the generosity of City Harvest. Today, we serve a record 1,300 people a month and we are still growing. Through Chef Keltus’ help, we not only provide bags of staple food items to the community, but we were also able to introduce the community to fresh fruits and vegetables, which was an instantaneous hit, and resulted in even more people utilizing our services. In addition, we have been able to offer workshops and seminars on the proper handling and preparation of food and to promote healthy eating and exercise programs for our clients— all of which are very well attended. Chef Keltus has also been instrumental through the years in helping us to maximize our efficiency by offering trouble shooting tips and aiding us in streamlining our operation. We have learned how to gauge our clientele, we’ve attended networking sessions and been introduced to marketing strategies to further promote our program, all of which have resulted in a valuable program that serves the needs of the clientele we serve. The Black Forum of Co-op City is grateful to the assistance that City Harvest has been providing to us through the years, and looks forward to many more years of this outstanding commitment. Sincerely, Tony Illis President


Nick Mautone and Mautone Enterprises sincerely thank Danny Meyer and Union Square Hospitality Group for their generous support of City Harvest.


Harvest Queen Farms

Largest Contributing New York State Farm 2012 Thank you for your many years of dedication to feeding New York’s hungry men, women, and children.

We are proud to support City Harvest for their continued dedication in the fight against hunger. Rachael Ray and John Cusimano

Special Thank You City Harvest would like to extend a special thank you to the following individuals and organizations that helped make this evening such a success: Battman Beecher’s Handmade Cheese Bonnie Clark DKNY Deborah Mella and the staff of Cipriani 42nd Street The Hallman Company Hank Lane Music Harvest Song Ventures Langendorff Printing London Misher Nicholas D. Lowry, Swann Auction Galleries Martin’s Homemade Pretzels MOHO Chocolate Company Meyerson Associates Inc. Peanut Butter & Co Philip Holzer & Associates Robert Dweck Design Roni-Sue’s Chocolates Route 11 Potato Chips Rubenstein Public Relations Star Group Productions Sweet Sam’s Baking Company sweetriot Tate’s Bake Shop Vita Coco Coconut Water

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