Third Annual YSF Gala and Silent Auction

March 23, 2015
Ritz-Carlton Battery Park, New York City
Cocktail Hour - 6:30pm
Dinner - 7:30pm

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We are honored to be able to enjoy the company and cuisine of the following celebrity chefs, who have agreed to generously donate their time in order to make this an amazing event:

Floyd Cardoz (White Street)

Chris Jaeckle (All’onda)

George Mendes (Aldea)

Tracy Obolsky (North End Grill)

Carmen Quagliata (Union Square Café)

Jonathon Sawyer (The Greenhouse Tavern)

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— Mahatma Gandhi

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Food For Research

Meet Chef Cardoz

As a youngster, celebrity chef Floyd Cardoz excelled in biology and chemistry, and passed this fascination for the sciences onto to his own children.

His generous support and commitment to innovative scientific education is enabling the researchers of tomorrow to follow their dreams of a scientific career through the Young Scientist Foundation.

In January 2007, Chef Cardoz received the first-ever "Humanitarian of the Year" Award from Food TV and Share our Strength in honor of his continued commitment to community engagement. Floyd regularly works with Share our Strength, City Harvest, C-CAP: Careers through Culinary Arts Program, and Madison Square Park Conservancy, among others. Chef Cardoz was also named among the Top 50 Most Influential Global Indians by GQ Magazine.

In the summer of 2012, he won Season Three of Bravo's Top Chef Masters. With this accolade, Chef Cardoz won a grand prize of $100,000 (total of $110,000) for the Young Scientist Cancer Research Fund at New York's Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Chef Cardoz also supports the Young Scientist Foundation (YSF) which enables high school and college students to work alongside accomplished researchers to develop new treatments for diseases. YSF in an integral part of Chef Cardoz' current charity efforts.