Citymeals on Wheels
23rd Annual Sunday Supper
March 8, 2020
Christian Siriano and Leslie Ziff
Konrad Brattke Photography
David Patrick Columbia, Barbara and Donald Tober
Citymeals on Wheels, Board Co-President Chef Daniel Boulud, and celebrated chefs from around the world, hosted the 23rd Annual Sunday Supper at Restaurant DANIEL. “This is one of my favorite nights of the year. Our entire team at Restaurant DANIEL is proud to support Citymeals on Wheels and its essential work,” said Boulud. “I was thrilled to welcome six award-winning guest chefs in the kitchen tonight" The guest chefs were Emma Bengtsson (Aquavit, New York), Anna Bolz (Per Se, New York), Alexandre Gauthier (La Grenouillère, La Madelaine-sous-Montreuil, France), Noel Jelfs (Chinese Tuxedo, New York), Julien Royer (Odette, Singapore), and Nicholas Tang (DBGB Kitchen & Bar, Washington, D.C.).
The fête honored Citymeals Board Vice Chair Joseph M. Cohen for his outstanding generosity and contributions to the organization over the last 20 years. $1,000,000 was raised to prepare and deliver more than 127,000 meals to New York City’s homebound elderly. 100% of the proceeds raised from the event go directly to the preparation and delivery of meals. Over the years, Sunday Supper at Restaurant DANIEL has raised nearly $12 million to fund home-delivered meals for vulnerable New Yorkers too old and frail to shop or cook for themselves.
The evening also marked Donald Tober’s 89th birthday. While Daniel Boulud presented the cake the whole room joined in singing Happy Birthday. Among the first to join the Board of Citymeals, Donald served for 30 years. As chairman and CEO of Sugar Foods Corporation he’s offered insights into the food industry as well as significant financial support. In 2013 Donald was honored for his steadfast support at their annual Power Lunch for Women. Next month Donald and his beloved Barbara continue celebrating with their 47th wedding anniversary.
The evening’s co-chairs were Ellen and Robert S. Grimes and Lisa Rosenblum. Guests included Neil and Marika Bender, Jean François Bruel, Eddy Leroux, Margo M. and Jimmy Nederlander, Beth Shapiro (Executive Director, Citymeals on Wheels), Christian Siriano, Galia Stawski, Marcia Stein (Founding Executive Director, Citymeals on Wheels), and Leslie Ziff.