Chefs' Tribute 2012 - Star Chefs Salute the Silver Screen

June 8, 2012

Kathleen Turner and Michael Douglas REUNITEDLegendary chefs gathered at Rockefeller Center on Monday, June 4, for the 27th Annual Chefs’ Tribute to Citymeals “Knives! Camera! Action! Star Chefs Salute the Silver Screen for the Benefit of Citymeals-on-Wheels.” Chefs prepared mouth-watering dishes inspired by their favorite films—everything from “Jaws” to “Attack of the Killer Tomatoes.” The event raised over $826,000 for the preparation and delivery of more than 128,000 nutritious meals, hand-delivered to frail, homebound elderly New Yorkers. Please visit our Facebook page for photos from the evening.    

Actor and Citymeals-on-Wheels Board Member Kathleen Turner and actor Michael Douglas, who starred together in “Romancing the Stone” and other films, reunited at this film-themed food fest. Also in attendance were Hoda Kotb and actors Danny Aiello, Stephen Lang, Vincent Pastore and Robert Wuhl among others. Turner served as this year’s emcee.

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Here is what some of the chefs and guests said about the event on Twitter:

“Attended Citymeals Chefs’ Tribute last night. Some AWESOME food and wine! Kelp-cured sockeye salmon by Michael Cimarusti was my favorite.”Justin Tryon, NY Giants

“Loved April Bloomfield's terrine thing and Scott Conant timballo di pasta @Citymeals last night”Chef Andrew Carmellini

“Flying back to ATL post an amazing night cooking for Citymeals.”Chef Richard Blais

“Even better than last year. Food was great. Strong LA representation”Chef Ben Ford

“The Ace Hotel after-party at Liberty Hall is rocking! @Citymeals”New York Insider


Below you can view a video of all the festivities!


List of participating chefs 

Chefs’ Tribute was covered by a number of news outlets, including the “TODAY Show” and “Extra.” Select press clips: