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Sandra Ripert, Geoffrey Zakarian, Eric Ripert, and Jilly Stephens. Photo by Eric Vitale



City Harvest’s signature tasting event, City Harvest Presents BID 2023: Drive-In, is the city’s premier tasting event and will bring together the biggest names in the culinary industry to help City Harvest rescue and deliver free, nutritious food for millions of New Yorkers in need.


Guests will become immersed in this year’s Drive-In theme, celebrating the classic treats of the iconic drive-in, as they taste food and drinks from over 50 of New York City’s best chefs, restaurants, and mixologists. 


Attendees can expect a night full of entertainment and surprise while bidding on the event’s exceptional live auction, with one-of-a-kind experiences such as a private dinner hosted by Top Chef Tom Colicchio, Gail Simmons, and Kristen Kish, and an exclusive collaboration dinner prepared by Chefs Stefano Secchi and Andrew Zimmern. 


Celebrity Chef and Food Network Star Geoffrey Zakarian will host the night! As well as hosting the exclusive VIP area, GZ’s Screening Room, for guests with stations featuring some of the city’s best restaurants – COTE Korean Steakhouse, Koloman, Nami Nori, Rezdôra, and Zou Zou’s.


Not to mention, the event will feature an array of culinary titans and acclaimed restaurants, including Eric Ripert, Melba Wilson, Marc Forgione, Markus Glocker, Hillary Sterling, Andrew Carmellini, Cedric and Ochi Vongerichten, Michael Lomonaco, Stefano Secchi, COTE Korean Steakhouse, Rao’s, Ci Siamo, Masalawala & Sons, Nami Nori, and more. 


Last year’s BID was a record-setting evening, raising enough to help feed nearly 4 million New Yorkers, and City Harvest is not expecting this year to be any different! 


Join the fun to see for yourself! Every dollar raised at the event will help City Harvest’s mission to feed the millions of New Yorkers who struggle to put meals on their tables.


Please visit for more information and to purchase tickets.