It was one spooktacular night at New York City Wine & Food Festival this weekend. Television star and the genius behind Charm City Cakes, Duff Goldman, hosted a special night filled with creative culinary tricks and tasty treats at Sinful Sweets and Spellbinding Spirits: A Halloween Dessert Party. Hundreds gathered at the Prince George Ballroom for the festive Halloween bash where top-notch pastry chefs served up tantalizing Halloween-inspired desserts. Guests mingled and ate as they drank bubbling brews with spirits from the Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits portfolio.
“This is an incredible night and I am so happy to be here,” said Doc of Doc’s Cake Shop in Brooklyn during his tasting session of Banana Pudding.
Between sweet desires a marriage proposal even took place that left the crowd applauding. It was an amazing night full of yummy fun that also supported a great cause for Food Bank of New York City, which has been the city’s major hunger-relief organization working to end hunger throughout the five boroughs for more than 30 years. Nearly one in five New Yorkers relies on Food Bank for food and other resources. Food Bank takes a strategic, multifaceted approach that provides meals and builds capacity in the neediest communities, while raising awareness and engagement among all New Yorkers. Through its network of more than 1,000 charities and schools citywide, Food Bank provides food for more than 64 million free meals for New Yorkers in need. Food Bank For New York City’s income support services, including food stamps (also known as SNAP) and free tax assistance for the working poor, put more than $100 million each year into the pockets of New Yorkers, helping them to afford food and achieve greater dignity and independence. In addition, Food Bank’s nutrition education programs and services empower more than 275,000 children, teens and adults to sustain a healthy diet on a low budget. To learn more about how you can help, please visit foodbanknyc.org.
It also helped benefit No Kid Hungry. No child should go hungry in America, but 1 in 5 kids will face hunger this year. Using proven, practical solutions, No Kid Hungry is ending childhood hunger today by ensuring that kids start the day with a nutritious breakfast and families learn the skills they need to shop and cook on a budget. When we all work together, we can make sure kids get the healthy food they need. No Kid Hungry is a campaign of national anti-hunger organization Share Our Strength. Join us at NoKidHungry.org.