Support The Culinary Trust and enjoy a unique experiential dinner and auction. This dynamic interactive event will include live cooking demonstrations throughout the evening, special guests including culinary luminaries, and a live auction at 9 pm that includes a one-of-a-kind opportunity to tour Chinatown and dine with Chef Martin Yan.
The Culinary Trust, now in its 30th year, was founded by IACP member Julia Child and others to help advance the then emerging culinary field. “The Culinary Trust is a wonderful organization and I have always been a big supporter of culinary education,” said Chef Yan. “I have a special connection to The Culinary Trust because of my friendship with Julia Child and I value the work they do to support culinary professionals with financial aid.”
See, taste, discover authentic modern Chinese cuisine at M.Y. China. Inspired by Chef Martin Yan and his years of teaching the art of Chinese cuisine to everyday people, an open exhibition kitchen brings ancient arts of the wok, hand-pulled noodles and dim sum to light. Executive Chef, Tony Wu, leads the M.Y. China culinary team to develop Chinese food culture with an international presence. Wu is a Master Noodle Puller and can be seen in action pulling a 5 lb. ball of dough into thousands of thin noodles in minutes.
Live demonstration cooking stations and passed hors d’oeuvres will include signature M.Y. China dishes such as dim sum, hand-pulled noodles and more, as well as watch a live demo with Chef Martin Yan.
“We are thrilled that Chef Yan and M.Y. China are hosting our annual fundraiser,” said Ken Rubin, chair of The Culinary Trust. “This will be a truly memorable event, in a beautiful setting, with great visuals, great food, and chef luminaries joining in the fun.”
Chef Yan was named Honorary Chairman of The Culinary Trust in 2002 and received the Lifetime Achievement Award from IACP in 2011 to honor his contribution to Asian cooking and the education of chefs. “Chef Yan is a long-time and active member of IACP, and beloved friend to The Culinary Trust,” said Rubin.
This is an interactive event with cooking stations and passed hors d’oeuvres rather than a formal seated service – the festivities begin at 7 p.m., but you can arrive any time and still be able to enjoy all the delights of the evening.