Eleven Madison Park To Host Gastromotiva Benefit

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Eleven Madison Park, located in NoMad, will host a Gastromotiva fundraiser next week

Eleven Madison Park will be hosting a benefit dinner for Gastromotiva next week. The event will feature a Daniel Humm-designed five-course meal with wine pairings and a silent auction. What exactly will be auctioned off is a bit unclear, but Gastromotiva describes the prizes as “experiences money can’t buy.”

Gastromotiva is a Brazilian organization that provides low-income youth with free culinary training and job placement. Each semester the organization trains 30 students so that they can develop gastronomic businesses in their community. The model promotes an emphasis on pure ingredients grown in a socially and economically conscious way — part of what Gastromotiva calls the “Slow Food” movement.

Gastromotiva co-founder, social entrepreneur David Hertz, explains “we wanted to use food, the universal language of humanity, as a social tool to empower unskilled or disadvantaged youth to become a generation of grass-root entrepreneurs who will then be able to lift their families and communities out of poverty and hunger.”

The benefit will be held on March 24th and is already sold out, impressive considering tickets were priced at $1,050 per person or $8,100 per table of eight.