Image: The Sylvia Center

On Thursday, Apr. 27, The Sylvia Center, a nonprofit dedicated to teaching young New Yorkers how to take control of their health through better food choices, will host its fifteenth annual Art of Cooking Benefit. The event, to be held at Hudson Mercantile in Hell’s Kitchen, will feature a sit-down dinner by Chef Bryce Shuman of Sweetbriar.

The event will celebrate the Sylvia Center’s founding supporter, Great Performances Hospitality Group, and will honor Wendy Dessy of Proskauer. The occasion will also mark the inaugural Miriam and Carl Stern Community Partnership Award, which will be granted to Jeannette Bocanegra of Justice for Families, a partner organization in the Bronx.

As in previous years, students from three of The Sylvia Center’s Teen Culinary Apprenticeship programs in the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens, will create original dishes to be featured during the event’s cocktail hour from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Tickets for the fundraiser, which begin at $1,500 may be purchased here.

Hudson Mercantile 500 W. 36th Street.