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Event RecapJun 16, 2024

Recap: Taste of Community

Taste of Community

We gathered with friends and supporters for Taste of Community: A Culinary Experience at The Door. We are deeply grateful to everyone who joined us for such a magical evening!

We were thrilled to have so many people explore our space and enjoy delicious tastings from our restaurant partners, including our Culinary Arts Training interns.

Door Advisory Committee Member Marc Fernandes with guest

Door Advisory Committee Member Marc Fernandes with guest

Guests checking in

Guests checking in

Delicious food by Door culinary training interns

Delicious food by Door culinary training interns

Guests mingling

Guests mingling

Door CEO Kelsey Louie with Broome Street Academy Charter High School Board Member Cathy Aquila

Door CEO Kelsey Louie with Broome Street Academy Charter High School Board Member Cathy Aquila

One of our fantastic Taste of Community restaurant partners

One of our fantastic Taste of Community restaurant partners

Guests mingling

Guests mingling

A huge thank-you to our amazing restaurant partners who made this inaugural event possible:
Altro Paradiso • Port Sa’id • Lupe's East L.A. Kitchen • Taste of Heaven • Ciccio • City Beet Kitchens • Emma's Torch • DIG • CAVA • Bisou • Bowler Wine • Brooklyn French Bakers • Gracie Baked

Thank you to our restaurant partners!

Thank you to our restaurant partners!

Thank you also to the event sponsors whose generosity made this magical night such a success: Will Lee and Suejin Yang, Cathy and Frank Aquila, J.P. Morgan Private Bank, BTQ, Virginia Harper | Estée Lauder Corp., Hollis and Jim Forbes, Lindsay Landman, Thomas Caine, Ilaria Fusina and Adam Woodward, and The Ready Foundation | Bethany and Euan Menzies.

The Door's Culinary Arts Training interns

The Door's Culinary Arts Training interns

Altro Paradiso

Altro Paradiso

Port Sa'id

Port Sa'id

Lupe's East L.A. Kitchen

Lupe's East L.A. Kitchen

Brooklyn French Bakers

Brooklyn French Bakers

CAVA

CAVA

Ciccio

Ciccio

Taste of Heaven

Taste of Heaven

City Beet Kitchens

City Beet Kitchens

Emma's Torch

Emma's Torch

Gracie Baked

Gracie Baked

DIG

DIG

We're also pleased that attendees were able to hear the live music by youth artist Elle Prado, experience firsthand the welcoming community The Door is known for, and visit a pop-up market of ceramic and crochet works by Door youth artists and took home a piece of their creativity.

Door musical artist, Elle Prado

Door musical artist, Elle Prado

Door youth artists

Door youth artists

Pop-up shop display

Pop-up shop display

Door youth artist

Door youth artist

Ceramics created by Door youth artists

Ceramics created by Door youth artists

Arts pop-up shop

Arts pop-up shop

For some, Taste of Community may have been the first time visiting our vibrant space, and you may not have had a chance during your visit to see the video playing in the recording studio on the second floor. If you missed that, you can view "Bright Spaces & Futures for NYC Youth" to learn more about what makes our integrated, whole-person approach to youth services so impactful.

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