On Wednesday, March 30, New York City’s top chefs and mixologists will join STREETS International for a memorable tasting event and auction at their fourth annual NYC fundraising event. STREETS is a non-profit organization that is part hospitality school and part restaurant café in Hoi An, Vietnam, where local, disadvantaged youth are offered an 18-month training program designed to give them the tools and skills to achieve financial independence and start a new career in the food industry. Neal Bermas, formerly a Culinary Management instructor at ICE, started the program. Just a few months ago, ICE students and alumni visited the STREETS Restaurant Café for a cross-cultural cooking lesson with the program’s first graduating class.
Held at The Astor Center, the fundraiser will bring together top chefs who will offer their interpretation of street food and mixologists who will offer signature cocktails inspired by Southeast Asia. The list of chefs and mixologists includes Masaharu Morimoto of Morimoto, Anita Lo of Annisa, Michael Anthony of Gramercy Tavern, Harold Dieterle of Kin Shop and Jim Meehan of PDT, among others.
For more information or to buy tickets, please visit the STREETS International website.