Table to Table Will Deliver Enough Food for 3.5 Million Meals to Hungry Neighbors Based on Chefs Gala Proceeds

Saddle Brook, NJ September 20, 2023 Table to Table, NJ’s first food rescue organization, not only showcased a lineup of notable chefs at its Chefs Gala but also raised funds to provide enough fresh food for 3.5 million meals for hungry neighbors throughout Northern NJ. Presented by American Express, Table to Table’s Chefs Gala took place Wednesday, September 27th at the Edgewood Country Club in River Vale and highlighted celebrated chefs who meticulously prepared their delicious selections, expertly paired with fine wines. This year’s Gala Honoree was chef, restaurateur, author, and community advocate, Melba Wilson. In addition to the exquisite multi-course meal, attendees placed their bids in the live auction featuring travel, food, and wine experiences. A silent auction, during the cocktail hour, was added this year. Every dollar raised helps deliver enough food for 10 meals to hungry neighbors.

This year’s participating chefs were: 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 were coordinated by Carlo Russo’s Wine & Spirits World.

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

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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