On June 8, I photographed Cheftopia: The 30th Annual Chefs’ Tribute to Citymeals-on-Wheels. An extraordinary selection of chefs gathered in Rockefeller Center for this landmark anniversary. Citymeals honored founding chefs Larry Forgione and Jonathan Waxman. Chefs Forgione and Waxman, along with the other culinary stars, celebrated the past while looking to the future by creating dishes inspired by tomorrow’s food trends. Last year’s event raised $820,000, enough to provide 127,725 meals for homebound elderly New Yorkers.
I’ve photographed many other events for Citymeals, but this one was by far my favorite. One highlight was photographing Bill Cunningham as he photographed Jacques Torres, Alice Waters, Masaharu Morimoto, and Citymeals executive director Beth Shapiro.