Annual Findraising Gala
Saturday, March 4th at 6:30pm
Friendly reminder to purchase your tickets or make your donation as soon as possible. Fortunately, tickets are selling faster than any prior year. Thank you to those of you who have already reserved a table and/or tickets.
ACI is a program designed for NYC kids from 9 to 21. Aside from learning how to cook and knowing their way around a kitchen, the program builds teamwork, camaraderie, self-confidence and a taste for the unknown.
All the money we raise at the March 4th gala will go to the continuation of the program. Lots of fun entertainment, raffles, libations--and of course excellent food, all prepared by the ACI class of 2017.
(Visit ascensionchurchnyc.org/ascension-culinary-institute for videos of previous years' events.)
Tickets and/or Donations: https://www.ticketor.com/aci/upcomingevents?PageId=49565
Hope you will join us and thank you in advance for your support.
Wine, Beer & Champagne
Demitasse of Winter Bisque
Herb Infused Crab Cakes
Spicy Shrimp Scampi Tapas Style
Lemon Rosemary Infused Sorbet (Palette Cleanser :)
Frise with Brussels, Bacon, Pecans and Blue
Beef Short Ribs
Mixed Berry Cocoa Pavlova
ACI is a program designed for teenagers and young adults to learn cooking techniques, while having fun in a safe environment. Aside from learning how to cook and knowing their way around a kitchen, this program builds teamwork, camaraderie, self- confidence and a taste for the unknown.
Each Friday evening a group of aspiring young chefs comes to the church rectory at 6:30 PM and cooks for three hours. They learn to prep, sear, sauté, braise, make sauces, and slice and dice. They're taught French and Italian culinary terms, health and safety issues, as well as to “clean-as you-go”.
The young chefs set a formal table in the rectory dining room where the food is eaten and discussed--and no one leaves until the kitchen is cleaner than they found it.
The program culminates with an annual fund raising dinner where the new chefs prepare a seven-course meal for 150 + guests and are awarded a certificate of completion. There are several entertainers that perform throughout the evening as well.