20th Anniversary Gala

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Please join us as we celebrate 20 years of empowering children across America to make healthy food choices independently.


A celebratory evening honoring Chef Daniel Boulud as a Food Hero for his extraordinary culinary expertise and his philanthropic work during the challenges of the last two years.   

With a special presentation of The Julia V. Jordan Award for Volunteerism

Join us for lively 90-minute VIP Cocktail Reception in the Metropolitan Club’s Great Hall with Master of Ceremonies Andrew Zimmern, an elegant three-course seated dinner, special guest speakers, and an exciting live auction.  

Festive Cocktail Attire (Men are required to wear a  jacket and tie)

Daniel Boulud

Spoons Across America National Spokesperson
Jacques Pépin

Master of Ceremonies
Andrew Zimmern

Sebastian Clarke

Prior Award for Excellence honorees:

2015 Individual Honoree – Chef Jacques Pépin

2016 Individual Honoree – Gail Simmons

2016 Corporate Honoree – New York Times Food Section (Sam Sifton)

2017 Individual Honoree  Rachael Ray

2017 Corporate Honoree – Ferguson Enterprises

2018 Individual Honoree – Andrew Zimmern

2018 Julia V. Jordan Award for Volunteerism – Robert “Chef Bobo” Surles

2019 Individual Honoree –  José Andrés

2019 Julia V. Jordan Award for Volunteerism – Diane Harris Brown