Hunger is a critical issue in America.

That’s why the people at Valiant Workforce Management Solutions in New York City are providing critical support to City Harvest’s young professionals group, Generation Harvest.

Generation Harvest hosting Summer in the City, a restaurant tasting and cocktail party at the Metropolitan Pavilion (125 West 18th Street in New York) on Wednesday, June 20. The VIP Hour will begin at 6:30 p.m. and the tasting and silent auction will take place from 7:30–10:00 p.m.

Summer in the City will give guests the opportunity to see some of New York’s newest culinary stars in action; New York City’s young philanthropists and tastemakers will be in attendance. Last year’s event featured a musical performance by Savoir Adore and attracted more than 600 guests, raising $270,000 to support City Harvest’s work feeding New York’s hungry.

Ticket prices for Summer in the City range from $150-$250 and ticket packages range from $5,000-$15,000.

“Those of us who get enough to eat each day should never take that fact for granted,” says Valiant’s CEO, Anthony Petraco. “When you realize that more than one million New Yorkers face hunger each year, you have to try and address that. We are so pleased to be partnering with City Harvest to help make a difference in the lives of people who are not as fortunate as we are.”

An impressive roster of high-profile New York restaurants are participating in City Harvest’s Summer in the City 2012 event, including: Ardesia Wine Bar, Asellina Ristorante, Barbounia, Benchmark Restaurant, Betel Bar & Kitchen, BLT Burger, The Bronx Brewery, Butcher Bar, China Grill, Ciao Bella Gelato Co., Coppelia Restaurant, Corsino Cantina, Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Ditch Plains, Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Ed's Chowder House, En Japanese Brasserie, Fort Reno, Hecho en Dumbo, The Hurricane Club, Jimmy at the James Hotel, Jimmy's No. 43, La Esquina, La Mar Cebicheria, L'Artusi, Luke’s Lobster Bar, Maison Premiere, Maya, The Meatball Shop, Michael Jordan's The Steak House N.Y.C, Mile End Delicatessen, Nespresso, Oceana, Osteria il Paiolo, Pearl Oyster Bar, Ron Ben-Israel Cakes, SerendipiTea, Sixpoint Brewery, The Stanton Social, SUSHISAMBA, Tom Cat Bakery, Tonnie's Minis, The Treats Truck, Valrhona Chocolate, Wallsé. The Beach Club VIP Lounge will include surf & turf from Ardesia Wine Bar, BLT Burger, Luke’s Lobster, Pearl Oyster Bar, and more.

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