Table to Table’s 2022 Chefs Gala, a Sold-Out Event with Record-Breaking Attendance, Raises Enough Fund to Provide Nearly 4 Million Meals to Hungry NJ Neighbors

Hasbrouck Heights, NJ, September 28, 2022 –Table to Table, New Jersey’s first and most successful food rescue organization, garnered record attendance at its 2022  Chefs Gala. Selling out weeks before the event date, the Gala attracts North Jersey’s foodies, philanthropists, and donors—both corporate and individual, who convened to please their palettes with purpose. A notable list of chefs prepared an exquisite multi-course meal that was paired with fine wine. This year’s Chef Honoree was Michel Nischan and the Corporate Honoree was BD. Funds raised from the Chef Gala will provide nearly 4 million meals throughout Bergen, Essex, Hudson and Passaic Counties. If you were unable to attend, you can donate by clicking here.

“It was wonderful to be back in person this year, and the 2022 Chefs Gala featured an impressive trifecta of outstanding cuisine, exemplary chefs and an altruistic community of NJ sponsors and donors,” said Ilene Isaacs, Executive Director of Table to Table. “As a result, we are ever grateful to be able to feed even more Northern NJ neighbors fresh, nourishing meals.”

The 2022 Chef Line Up consisted of: DAVID BURKE (David Burke Management); ROCCO DISPIRITO (Chef, Author, TV Personality); PETER KELLY (Xaviars Restaurant Group); JOHN MOONEY (Bell Book & Candle); BEN POLLINGER (The Hill) and TOM VALENTI (Jockey Hollow Kitchen & Bar)

About the 2022 Chef Gala Honorees

Each year, Table to Table honors a prominent chef based on their culinary excellence as well as support of our mission. Recently, we also welcomed our first corporate honoree for their leadership. Join us in welcoming this year’s Chefs Gala honorees:

Michel Nischan is a four-time James Beard Award winning chef with over 40 years advocating for a more healthful, sustainable food system.  Chef Nischan is an active thought leader encouraging everyone in America to exercise their right to feed themselves and their families well, regardless of race, ethnicity, income, or economic condition.

Corporate Honoree

BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) is one of the largest global medical technology companies in the world, and its headquarters is located right here in NJ. BD helps healthcare customers enhance outcomes, lower costs, increase efficiencies, improve safety, and expand access to healthcare.

Presenting sponsor of the Chefs Gala was American Express. Additional sponsors included: American Airlines, BD, Crestron, Inserra ShopRite Supermarkets and Summit Associates. Wines for the Chefs Gala were expertly coordinated by Carlo Russo Wine & Spirit World.

About Table to Table

Table to Table (, NJ’s first and most successful food rescue organization, collects fresh and perishable food which would otherwise be wasted and delivers it to organizations that serve people experiencing hunger in Bergen, Hudson, Essex, and Passaic counties in Northeastern NJ. We bring rescued fresh, nutritious food to 200+ partner organizations including, social service organizations, pantries, shelters and fresh produce markets and centralized distribution hubs. Food is provided free of charge. Through this, we touch a diversity of those in need, including families, children, veterans, and older adults, making good nutrition accessible while serving as a stimulus for other longer-term benefits. Table to Table raises all its own funds annually, and last year delivered enough food for 38 million meals.

Press Contact:

Maria Sinopoli, Director of Marketing



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