Iconic NYC Restaurateur Wilson Tabbed for Table to Table ’23 Honors

Table to Table, NJ’s first food rescue organization, proudly names chef, restaurateur, author, and community advocate, Melba Wilson as its 2023 Chefs Gala Honoree. The honor, which is awarded to a prominent chef based on their culinary excellence as well as support of our mission, is given at Table to Table’s Chefs Gala, the organization’s most anticipated and vital event of the year.

Presented by American Express, Table to Table’d Chefs Gala takes place Wednesday, September 27th at 6 PM at the Edgewood Country Club in River Vale and highlights celebrated chefs who meticulously prepare their delicious selections, expertly paired with the finest wines. Every dollar raised helps deliver enough food for 10 meals to hungry neighbors.

“We aew overjoyed to announce Melba Wilson as this year’s 2023 Chefs Gala Honoree,” says Denise Andersen, Executive Director of Table to Tabl. ” Not only is Melba an extraordinary chef but also she is a tremendous advocate for food insecurity in communities of need,” concludes Andersen.

A sought-after event by foodies and philanthropists, the 2022 Chefs Gala sold out weeks before the event and in record numbers! It is truly an unforgettable evening of impeccable dining and altruism, benefiting our neighbors experiencing food insecuirty. Plus, the live auction features extravagant travel, food and wine experiences.

“I am honored to have been named Table to table’s 2023 Chegs Gala Honoree as food insecurity is an issue that I am incredibly committed to,” said Chef Melba Wilson.

Wilson is a dynamic chef, restaurateur, author, and community activist, Melba Wilson is often referred to as the ‘Queen of AComfort Food.’ As one of the most successful African American women in the restaurant and catering businesses, Melba’s style, poise, and love of entertaining have made Melba’s restaurant a New York landmark frequented by music, TV and movie stars, New York City’s elite, locals, and travelers from around the world. With countless accolades to her name, Melba finds time to play an active role in supporting causes that impact her community such as alleviating food insecurity.

“Food is not a luxury, it is a necessity, therefore it is critical that we all do our part to help our neighbors in need,’

Melba Wilson

To help Table to Table in their mission ti eliminate food insecurity in Northern New Jersey, Donate Now! If you are interested in volunteering your time to pick up and deliver food, learn more and sign up here.

Table to Table is New Jersey’s first food rescue organization. Commuted to feeding our hungry neighbors in Northern New Jersey, Table to Table rescues and delivers healthy, fresh, and perishable food from grocery stores, food distributors and restaurants, and in doing so, nourishes the community while helping our environment. In partnership with hundreds of recipient organizations like food pantries, senior centers, and school programs– along with its powerful network of volunters– Table to Table supports health and wellness for all.

Since its inception in 1999, Table to Table has rescued and delivered the equivalent of more than 214 million meals and saved nearly 107,000 tons of potentially wasted food from landfills. And, through its Table to Table I-Rescue app– powered by Food Rescue HEro– we have expanded our distribution footprint to include donations that serve smaller donors and recipient organizations. Independently funded through grants and donations, Table to Table is proud of its Charity Navigator 4-Star Rating for 12 consecutive years.


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