Once again, Astor Center generously provided the iconic landmark space for World renowned Chef Daniel Boulud and Danny Meyers, founder and CEO of the famous Union Square Hospitality Group and author of, "Setting the Table," kicked off the VIP reception with an evening toast to Honorary Event Chairperson, Mark Maynard-Parisi.

The VIP reception featured Executive Chef Ron Hsu, from the iconic NYC Vietnamese French restaurant, Le Colonial. The VIP reception was just the start of what was another great evening of support and celebration for STREETS.  At the main event some of NYC's top Chefs delivered their savory interpretation of a variety of international street food.

The evening showcased the just-completed STREETS Documentary and the release of STREETS’ first cookbook.

The event helps to make possible the important work of STREETS helping disadvantaged young adults make the remarkable  transition from poverty and life on the streets to successful hospitality and culinary careers at world class resorts and hotels.



Event Platinum Sponsors



Silver sponsors



Bronze sponsors

Elias B. Cohen
; Union Square Hospitality Group; Charles Nguyen, Sisi Liu& Amy Norflus;  Gruber Palumberi Raffaele, P.C.; 
US Foods

Thank you to all the great chefs, event sponsors, guests and especially the event committee for making this night a great success.


Jamie Bissonnette & Ken Oringer | Toro

Daniel Boulud & Charles Foster | DBGB

Jean-Paul Bourgeois | Blue Smoke

Ratha Chaupoly & Ben Daitz | Num Pang Sandwich Shop

Michael Chernow & Daniel Holzman | The Meatball Shop Krissy Harris | The Wren

Ron Hsu | Le Colonial

Richard Kuo | Pearl & Ash

Anita Lo | Annisa

King Phojanakong | Kuma Inn & Umi Nom

Andy Ricker & Brendan Newell | Pok Pok

Michael White & PJ Calapa | Ai Fiori



Mark Maynard-Parisi, Honorary Chairperson 

Phillip Baltz, Ruairi Curtin, Courtney Givens, Cathy Ford, Michael McCarthy, Cerri McQuillan, Sheena Mohan, Sharmistha Rai, Rick Smilow, and Malysa Volpicelli