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A Culinary Experience

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About the Event

It is with great pride and excitement that we announce the inaugural event, Taste of Community: A Culinary Experience at The Door, which will take place on June 5, 2024.

We're so excited to have an incredible array of restaurant partners setting up tasting stations within our SoHo space that display the diverse and unique cuisines and cultures our city is so beloved for. We anticipate a spectacular night filled with delicious food, many friends and neighbors from across the city, and plenty of joy! 

WHAT: Taste of Community: A Culinary Experience at The Door 

WHEN: Wednesday, June 5, 2024, 6:009:00 PM

WHERE: The Door, 555 Broome Street, New York, NY 10013 (corner of Sixth Avenue)

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OTHER WAYS TO PARTICIPATE

Unable to attend Taste of Community in person? You can still support us!

We welcome gifts to support Taste of Community and The Door's mission to empower NYC young people to reach their full potential.

 

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Restaurants

Partner Restaurants

We're thrilled to have a growing roster of our friends and supporters from delectable restaurants, caterers, and wine and beverage companies partner with us for this year's Taste of Community:

Altro ParadisoPort Sa'idCiccioCity Beet KitchensEmma's TorchDIGTaste of HeavenCAVALupe’s East L.A. KitchenBowler WineBrooklyn French BakersGracie Baked • and more!

Donating Restaurants

The Taste of Community event will also include an onsite raffle, with winners receiving food and beverage gifts generously donated by local businesses, including:

Bisou Walker'sNonna BeppaNow or Never Coffee

Interested in joining us as a Taste of Community event partner or sponsor? Contact Sunetra Rangraj at srangraj@door.org, 212-941-9090, ext. 3298.

Altro Paradiso
Port Sa'id
DIG
CAVA
City Beets Kitchen
Emma's Torch
Taste of Heaven Soul Food Cuisine
Ciccio
Lupe’s East L.A. Kitchen
Bisou
Bowler Wine
Château Les Gravières de la Brandille
Château Guipière
Brooklyn French Bakers
Gracie Baked
Now or Never Coffee
Nonna Beppa
Walker's

Sponsors

Will Lee & Suejin Yang
Cathy Aquila
J.P. Morgan
BTQ
Estee Lauder Corp. | Virginia Harper
Hollis & Jim Forbes
Lindsay Landman
Thomas Caine
Ilaria Fusina
The Ready Foundation | Bethany & Euan Menzies

Interested in joining us as a Taste of Community sponsor? Contact Gabriella Sperduto at gsperduto@door.org, 212-453-0229.

Delectable small bites from City Beet Kitchens

Delectable small bites from City Beet Kitchens

Seafood hors d'oeuvre from City Beet Kitchens

Seafood hors d'oeuvre from City Beet Kitchens

One of DIG's tasty bowls, which rely on healthy, locally farm-sourced ingredients

One of DIG's tasty bowls, which rely on healthy, locally farm-sourced ingredients

Crispy chicken bites from Emma's Torch

Crispy chicken bites from Emma's Torch

Soul food classics from Brooklyn-based Taste of Heaven, such as BBQ pork ribs, chicken wingettes , mac & cheese, yams, and cornbread, will be on hand at Taste of Community.

Soul food classics from Brooklyn-based Taste of Heaven, such as BBQ pork ribs, chicken wingettes , mac & cheese, yams, and cornbread, will be on hand at Taste of Community.

The salad station at Emma's Torch in action

The salad station at Emma's Torch in action

Classic artisinal French pastries from Brooklyn French Bakers

Classic artisinal French pastries from Brooklyn French Bakers

Mini dunkaroo sandwich cookies from Gracie Baked

Mini dunkaroo sandwich cookies from Gracie Baked

Château Guipière, a wine estate southeast of Nantes in France

Château Guipière, a wine estate southeast of Nantes in France

Château Les Gravières de la Brandille, a winemaker located near Saint-Emilion in France that has been in the Brandille family for five generations

Château Les Gravières de la Brandille, a winemaker located near Saint-Emilion in France that has been in the Brandille family for five generations

About The Door

Proceeds from Taste of Community will provide critical funding for The Door’s comprehensive youth development programs. Founded in 1972, The Door serves as a vital resource for New York City’s youth as they navigate the transition to adulthood. The Door provides young people, ages 12–24, with access to a safe, affirming, and welcoming space, alongside meaningful connections to supportive adult role models and peers. At The Door, youth have access to our suite of free, co-located services, including primary, reproductive, and behavioral health care; legal services; career and education programs; runaway and homeless youth services; supportive housing; sports and recreation; arts programming; and daily nutrition meals. A key part of our model is our Culinary Arts Training—an in-demand workforce development program through which we provide hands-on instruction, credentialing, and job placement in the culinary industry. You can learn more by visiting the "About the Door" page of this site, and by perusing our program areas listed under "What We Offer."

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