enCourage Kids Foundation to host 2nd annual Serving Up Smiles Tasting Event on Oct. 24 at CURRENT

enCourage Kids Foundation at Citi Field

enCourage Kids Foundation at Citi Field

On Oct. 24 at 6:30 PM, the enCourage Kids Foundation is hosting their 2nd annual Serving Up Smiles Tasting Event at CURRENT, Chelsea Piers’ newest venue located at Pier 59 18th Street & Hudson River.

Master of Ceremonies, “Culinary Bad Boy” Chef Chris Nirschel, will emcee the evening aimed at raising awareness for the 275,000 children and families that enCourage Kids Foundation serves, supports and uplifts.

Proceeds from this event will help kids facing health challenges to be carefree kids by creating environments and experiences that help them through each step of their medical journey.

31 years ago, enCourage Kids opened its doors to children battling chronic, serious, or life-threatening illnesses and injuries with the mission of improving the lives of those children and their family members. Their programs use entertainment and technology to make hospital visits a little less frightening and have created exciting family outings that make everyday life a little more fun.

“We are incredibly excited and appreciative to have the enthusiasm of these amazing chefs and restaurants who are supportive of our mission. We’re looking forward to an incredibly successful evening,” says Michele Hall-Duncan, Executive Director, enCourage Kids Foundation.

Guests can mix and mingle with the city’s hottest chefs and sample signature dishes, delectable cocktails and delicious wines from an elite roster of restaurants.

Participating restaurants include:

  • Butter – Chef Michael Jenkins
  • El Toro Blanco – Chef Josh Capon
  • Ben & Jack’s Steakhouse – Chef Admir Alibasic
  • Robert Restaurant – Chef Luisa Fernandes
  • Melt Shop – Chef Spencer Rubin
  • Buns Bar – Chef Viko Ortega
  • Arcade Bakery – Baker and Owner Roger Gural
  • Jewel – Chef Tom Schaudel
  • Bryant Park Grill – Pastry Chef Anne-Marie Noonan
  • Café 2 & Terrace 5 at MoMA – Chef Dan Jackson
  • The City Bakery – Baker and Owner Maury Rubin
  • Melt Bakery – Pastry Chef and Owner Julian Plyter
  • Carlo’s Bakery (“Cake Boss”) – Baker and Owner Buddy Valastro

    For tickets and more info, please visit https://encourage-kids.org/serving-smiles-2016.