Monday, January 26, 2015

Second annual Celebrity Food & Wine Show is Planned to Benefit local Families Experiencing Critical Times


Second annual Celebrity Food & Wine Show
 is Planned to Benefit local Families Experiencing Critical Times,

It will Feature Food Network Judge, Author, and Executive Chef Maneet Chauhan plus a Battle of Culinary Students, two-chef cook-off, hosted by Doug Singer
of Daily Food & Wine.

The Fundraiser at the Clinton Inn in Tenafly, NJ will also include a
Food and Wine Grand Tasting, with samplings from dozens of local eateries and wine & spirit vendors to Benefit Giants of Generosity and the Office of Concern
Food Bank of Englewood

(Tenafly, N.J., January 21, 2015) –  A Bergen County-based charitable organization, in partnership with the Clinton Inn Hotel & Event Center, will hold their second annual high-impact Celebrity Food & Wine Show 2015, sponsored by BMW of Tenafly and Tenafly Suburbanite. Funds will be raised to help families and individuals experiencing critical, life-altering times throughout Bergen County. The event will be held on Sunday, March 22, 2015, at the Clinton Inn Hotel, 145 Dean Drive in Tenafly, N.J.

There will be a Grand Tasting with local restaurants and wine vendors from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm with a Celebrity Show at 3:30 pm. Featured guests are celebrity chef Maneet Chauhan, author, restaurateur, and a judge on the Food Network’s “Chopped” program, plus a Battle of Culinary Students, two-chef cook-off, hosted by Doug Singer of Daily Food & Wine.

Advance reservations and ticket purchases are required to attend this three-hour Celebrity Food & Wine Show 2015 and are available at   Tickets are on sale now, early bird pricing is good through January 31, 2015.

Each Celebrity Performance will include:
  • A cooking demonstration and book signing by Chef Maneet along with a competition between two up and coming student chefs from Bergen Community College who are study Culinary Arts. Doug Singer of Daily Food & will emcee the event. Copies of Maneet’s new cookbook, “Flavors of My World: A Culinary Tour through 25 Countries” will be available for purchase. The Celebrity performance will begin promptly at 3:30 pm on Sunday, March 22, 2015.
  • A Grand Tasting exhibitor event featuring sample plates from many of New Jersey’s finest restaurants and tastings from prestigious wineries and fine spirit vendors, as well as food-related vendors selling their wares, begins promptly at 1:00 pm and continues throughout the afternoon.
  • There will live music, a disc jockey, a silent auction, and much more.

Funds raised through the multi-faceted event will help Giants of Generosity fulfill its mission of assisting area residents who are facing critical life-altering situations and have nowhere else to turn. In addition, the organization will be collecting breakfast cereals, canned fruits and vegetables, pasta, and diapers at the event for the Office of Concern food bank in Englewood, N.J., which feeds more than 850 families a week.

“We thank the Clinton Inn for hosting this exciting event,” said D. Jane Albanese, executive director of Giants of Generosity. “We are all looking forward to our second annual event of raising funds to help the neediest people right here in our own communities, while being entertained and enjoying the fare from local eateries and
wine vendors.”

Tickets for the Celebrity Food & Wine Show 2015 are $65 per person which includes
both the celebrity showcase, with Chef Maneet and our Surprise Guest Chef, and admission to the Grand Tasting event.  A $10 early-bird discount is available on the tickets now through January 31, 2015. To purchase tickets go to 
http://giantsofgenerosity.orgFor more information about the program or about Giants of Generosity contact
D. Jane Albanese at (201) 567-2622.

About Giants of Generosity
Giants of Generosity, founded by CEO/Executive Director D. Jane Albanese in 2007, is a registered 501(C)3 organization based in Cresskill, NJ, whose mission is to provide emergency-relief funding to people experiencing critical, life-altering situations. It provides financial assistance, connections to vital area resources, moral support, and hope for the future. After Hurricane Sandy’s devastation, 400 families in the Rockaways were helped with the aid of the Robin Hood Foundation, the Religious Action for Reform Judaism, KidCare, and Michael Bolton Charities. Giants of Generosity worked in conjunction with Friends of Rockaway, a volunteer organization that was on the ground helping people rebuild their lives. On November 18, 2014 we completed our second annual Champions of Rockaway fundraiser hosted by Scarlett Johansson, with an intimate performance by Award-winning actor/singer Jamie Foxx. An additional $76,000 was raised to help Hurricane Sandy victims. Giants of Generosity, which is wholly supported by donations from people like you, corporate sponsorships and grants, has helped more than 510 families and individuals to date. Details about its work are at
About Chef Maneet Chauhan
Chef Chauhan’s culinary journey began in her homeland of India, where she graduated at the top of her class at The Welcome Group Graduate School of Hotel Administration, India’s top culinary and hotel management school. After interning at India’s finest hotels and kitchens, she attended The Culinary Institute of America and graduated with high honors. Chauhan served as executive chef at some of the finest restaurants in Chicago and New York before founding Indie Culinaire, an avant-garde culinary and hospitality company. The only Indian female ever to compete on Iron Chef and a fierce competitor on The Next Iron Chef, Chef Chauhan is now a full-time judge on the Food Network hit show, 
Chopped. She has just published her first cookbook, “Flavors of my World: A Culinary Tour through 25 Countries.” Maneet has also recently opened Chauhan Ale & Masala House, in Nashville, TN.  For more information visit

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