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Edible Schoolyard NYC's Chef-Filled Spring Benefit Sounds Amazing

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Remember Chicken Makes the Ice Cream Taste Better, the anthology of short stories about food written by middle school students at P.S. 7? One of the groups behind it, Edible Schoolyard NYC, is holding a spring benefit on April 13 to celebrate efforts like those, plus its main objective: building garden and kitchen “classrooms” in needy communities.

One such classroom is located at P.S. 7, in Harlem, where vegetable-filled planters reside in the school’s courtyard and a rooftop greenhouse is in the works. Every month, students take at least one gardening and kitchen skills class. It’s no wonder, then, that Edible Schoolyard NYC has earned a remarkable celebrity chef following, which explains why the two dozen–strong roster of chefs cooking for the benefit’s dinner is so star-studded.

Among the notable names: Tom Colicchio, Marcus Samuelsson, April Bloomfield, Danny Bowien, and the evening’s culinary chair, David Chang. Menus are still under wraps, but we have no doubt the dinner will be a spectacle. The benefit’s committee certainly will help in that department, too: Stars like Jake Gyllenhaal, John Leguizamo, Questlove, and Martha Stewart are members. Model Karlie Kloss is one of the co-chairs.

So how do you snag a table? It’s pricey—the least expensive ticket is a whopping $1,500—but at least you can rest easy that it’s going to a good cause.

Editor’s note: Yahoo Food is a sponsor and media partner of Edible Schoolyard NYC’s spring benefit.

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Growing Warriors, an organization that turns veterans into farmers

What do you think of Edible Schoolyard’s mission? Tell us below!

More Momofuku. Now on Reserve.

Since launching our partnership with Momofuku Ko in January, we’ve supported select charitable organizations in our community and beyond, including Edible Schoolyard, Donors Choose, Food Bank for New York City, and One Percent for the Planet.




Starting today, you can now contribute to our charitable partners by bidding on a 7:30pm reservation (Monday - Thursday) for Momofuku Noodle Bar’s legendary family style fried chicken dinner through Reserve. The dinner feeds 4-8 people, and includes two whole fried chickens, one Southern style and one Korean style, with a variety of side dishes and delicious sauces.

Additionally, you can now bid on 2 seats at 8:45pm at two-Michelin-starred Momofuku Ko every day it’s open, Wednesday to Sunday.

100% of the bids over the menu prices for both the Noodle Bar fried chicken dinner and counter seats at Ko will be donated to a charity of Momofuku’s choice on a quarterly basis. Both the Reserve and Momofuku teams are thrilled to welcome Edible Schoolyard NYC again as the initial charity partner for this extended partnership.

As always, we’re honored to be able to give back to the community, and your continued support helps us pave the way to a better future for others. We can’t wait to get you seated.

Happy dining,

Andrea Pinkard, Marketing Manager, Reserve NYC