About the event
The Latke Festival is a celebrated NYC food event bringing together top chefs, celebrity judges, tastemakers and food lovers to ring in the holidays, enjoy creative food and drink, and vote for the Best Latke in NYC! Chefs create their own interpretation of a latke or potato pancake — whether it be sweet or savory, healthy or indulgent, classic or with a unique twist. Latke Festival has garnered a cult following, providing an essential holiday experience for well-connected New Yorkers.
Net proceeds benefit The Sylvia Center (TSC), a nonprofit organization that inspires young people to become healthy eaters and advocates for healthy food in their families and communities. TSC’s programs address the epidemic of childhood obesity and diet-related diseases by providing free cooking classes to children, teens, and families living in NYC public housing. Through hands-on experiences in the kitchen and on the farm, TSC’s students learn about real, healthy food and how to plan, grocery shop, prepare and cook their own meals. The Latke Festival is essential to raising funds to provide free education to underprivileged youth and families in New York City.
A sold-out event, with over 700 people in attendance.
Diverse demographic of affluent, well-connected, food-loving, men and women
(ages 25-55) from the five boroughs and beyond.
25+ participating restaurants and chefs, including Veselka’s, Shelsky’s and Benchmark.
Past high-profile judges include: Adam Sachs (Editor in Chief of Saveur),
Marion Nestle(Author and Paulette Goddard Professor at NYU), Amanda Hesser (Food52), Lee Schrager (New York City Wine and Food Festival), Christina Izzo (Time Out NY),
Chef Ian Hall (Top Chef Winner and Chef of The Gorbals).
Why should you sponsor?
Well-covered and attended event by the media.
Including live segments by: ABC, The Chew, CBS, NBC, Fox News and editors from Eater, Gothamist, Village Voice, Afar, Edible Brooklyn, Business Insider, Brooklyn Magazine, Time Out NY, Thrillist, NYTimes, Huffington Post, Wall Street Journal, NY Post.
Lisa Kanouse - Latke Festival Event Producer
C/O Great Performances/Sylvia Center
304 Hudson Street, Suite 201
New York, NY 10013
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