The NYCWFF At Home series launches today and offers an ongoing virtual, live cooking, and educational series that features well-known chefs. Each event is co-hosted by podcaster Andrew Kaplan, powered by Zoom, and will air three times per week.
Chef Chloe will broadcast live from her home and connect with participants during interactive cooking demonstrations and Q&A sessions. More details and the date will be announced on NYCWFF.org/atHome.
Online tickets for the event are available for $20 per person. The proceeds will support the newly established NYCWFF Restaurant Employee Relief Fund. This campaign supports the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation’s (NRAEF) Restaurant Employee Relief Fund to help restaurant workers hit hard financially by the COVID-19 crisis. NYCWFF is partnering with the NRAEF to raise funds specifically for restaurant workers throughout the state of New York.
“Bringing our Festival into the homes of our fans is the natural progression of our commitment to create entertaining culinary experiences while supporting a great cause,” said Lee Brian Schrager, Founder, and Director, NYCWFF. “This new virtual platform helps us keep NYCWFF top of mind at a time of great uncertainty and provides a way to give back to the incredible New York restaurant community that has been there for us during the past twelve years, supporting our Festival and also our beneficiaries No Kid Hungry® and Food Bank For New York City.”
A similar festival, the Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival (SOBEWFF®) presented by Capital One, has raised $1.5 million to date. And has issued more than 400 grants to restaurants in Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach, Florida counties.