Queens Centers for Progress (QCP) is hosted its annual Evening of Fine Food event on Tuesday, February 23 at Terrace on the Park, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. This unique dining experience included signature dishes from exquisite restaurants and bakeries; specialty items from former “Chefs of the Year;” and tributes to this year’s honorees. All proceeds will benefit QCP’s programs and services, which serve over 1,200 children and adults with developmental disabilities.
This year’s Evening of Fine Food Honorees included Hon. Audrey Pheffer, Queens County Clerk, who has successfully instituted many new programs and initiatives that have technologically advanced and improved public access to records and information since her appointment in 2011; and NYC’s bravest — Diana Pizzuti, Asst. Chief Commanding Officer of Queens North NYPD and David Barrere, Asst Chief Commanding Officer of Queens South NYPD. The evening will also be mixing and stirring with excitement with Celebrity Guest Chef Jesse, 11, from MasterChef Junior Season 4; and Lisa Mateo, Anchor at PIX-11 News and Host of Celebrity Taste Makers.
Former Evening of Fine Food Honorees were also in attendance to spice things up, including 2013 Chef of the Year Veronica Tsang, Senior Vice President, Branch Administration Eastern Regions at Cathay Bank, who presented luscious chocolate delicacies; and 2012 Chef of the Year Linda DeSabato, President of Vallo Transportation, who was serving her delectable meatballs. Back by popular demand was Frank Macchio, who was preparing his special Italian treats; as well as TD Bank’s Signature Yes-tini.
An elaborate Silent Auction was also be part of the event with many wonderful items and delicious gift baskets. Guests were encouraged to view these unique items and take home the fun and excitement these auction items are sure to bring.
About Queens Centers for Progress (QCP)
Queens Centers for Progress exists in order to support children and adults in Queens County who have Cerebral Palsy and other developmental disabilities. The purpose of QCP’s support is to maximize the range and quality of independent life choices available to individuals and their families.