Every year, Wellness in the Schools (WITS) hosts a gala featuring top chefs, restaurants, and beverage purveyors in NYC. The event features tastings from over 30 of NYC’s top restaurants, chefs, and beverage providers, live entertainment, and an auction. This year’s hosts and VIP celebrity guests include Nancy Easton, Bill Telepan, Jenna Wolfe, Lewis Black, Michael Anthony, Josh Capon, Charles Chen, Melissa Clark, Rocco DiSpirito, Amanda Freitag, Alex Guarnaschelli, Seamus Mullen, Dean Sheremet, Gail Simmons, and Bill Yosses.
HMG+ President, Karen DiPeri had the wonderful opportunity of absorbing the title of Event Planner for this year’s Wellness in the Schools Gala. Check out photos from the WITS Gala 2017 below!
Wellness in the Schools is a national non-profit that inspires healthy eating and fitness for kids in public schools. Through public-private partnerships, we work with schools to provide healthy, scratch-cooked meals, active recess periods, and fitness and nutrition education. Trained culinary graduates partner with cafeteria staff to feed kids real food, and fitness coaches encourage schools to let kids play. Our partnership approach drives systemic, long-term change, shifting the entire culture of schools and ultimately fighting the childhood obesity epidemic. Our programs serve more than 50,000 children in 100 schools nationwide.
Photo credit: Ken Goodman Photography