2md_seving2nd ANNUAL EVENT - March 11, 2009 (NYC) - Some of NYC's top chefs and more than 150 guests turned out to support the STREETS International Annual Benefit event on March 11, 2009, in New York City at the Astor Center in the landmark Devinne Press building. All money raised is being used to benefit STREETS International.

The Jazz Standard Youth Orchestra, featuring accomplished local student musicians who play weekly at Danny Meyer's Jazz Standard, performed New Orleans street music throughout the evening. A silent auction was held to raise additional funds. STREETS will open its first culinary training center and restaurant in Vietnam in 2009. Subsequent locations are planned for Laos and the Philippines.