Table to Table Features All-Star Chef Line Up at its Premier Culinary Event, The Chefs Gala, on Wednesday, September 27th

Saddle Brook, NJ September 19, 2023 –Table to Table, NJ’s first food rescue organization, will showcase a line up of notable chefs at this year’s Chefs Gala. Presented by American Express, Table to Table’s Chefs Gala takes place Wednesday, September 27th at 6pm at the Edgewood Country Club in River Vale and highlights celebrated chefs who meticulously prepare their delicious selections, expertly paired with fine wines. This year’s Gala Honoree is chef, restaurateur, author, and community advocate, Melba Wilson. In addition to the exquisite multi-course meal, attendees can bid in live auction featuring travel, food, and wine experiences or a silent auction during the cocktail hour. Every dollar raised helps deliver enough food for 10 meals to hungry neighbors. Reserve your seats by clicking here!

Featured Chefs

David Burke (David Burke Hospitality Management); Clifford Crooks (BLT Restaurant Group); Peter Kelly (Xaviers Restaurant Group); Bobbie Lloyd (Magnolia Bakery); David Lopez (Mil Gustos); Ardian Skenderi (Taverna Kyclades); Alex Tubero (Civetta Hospitality); Anthony Villanueva (Edgewood Country Club) and Melba Wilson (Melba’s Restaurant and Catering). Wines will be coordinated by Carlo Russo’s Wine & Spirits World.

At this year’s Chef Gala, Table to Table is proud to present the Inaugural Members of The Founder’s Table: American Express, American Airlines, Crestron, Inserra Supermarkets, Rudolf J. Mueller, Summit Associates, and Volvo Car USA.

Table to Table’s 2023 Chefs Gala Honoree: Melba Wilson

Chef, restaurateur, author, and community activist, Melba Wilson is often referred to as the ‘Queen of Comfort 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.

To help Table to Table in their mission to 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. And, if your organization would like to become a corporate partner, click here. For more information on Table to Table, visit us at

About Table to Table

Table to Table is New Jersey’s first food rescue organization. Committed to feeding our hungry neighbors in Northern NJ, 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 volunteers–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 288 million meals and saved nearly 98,000 tons of potentially wasted food from landfills. And, through our 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 13 consecutive years. Learn more by visiting

Contact: Maria Sinopoli–Director, Marketing Communications



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