A Taste of Community Support: QCP’s Annual Fine Food Event in Queens

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Queens Centers for Progress (QCP), a non-profit organization dedicated to providing services to children and adults with developmental disabilities, has announced the upcoming 28th annual “Evening of Fine Food” event. Scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 27 at Terrace on the Park in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, this event is a celebration of the rich culinary diversity of Queens while supporting the organization’s mission to promote independence, community involvement, and an enhanced quality of life for the individuals it serves.


The event is set to attract hundreds of attendees, including longtime supporters and new faces. Emceed by PIX 11 Reporter Greg Mocker for the second consecutive year, the Evening of Fine Food will feature an array of gourmet dishes and beverages provided by top restaurants and beverage purveyors from across the borough.


A significant highlight of the evening will be the presentation of the “Chefs of the Year” award to Frank J. Quatela, a renowned architect, and Hersh K. Parekh, Esq., a distinguished deputy chief at the Port Authority of NY & NJ. Both honorees have made significant contributions to the community and will also share their cooking talents by preparing a family specialty for guests.


In addition to the culinary celebration, QCP will honor Lara Gregory, Esq., a prominent Queens community leader and QCP board member, with the Claire Shulman Spirit of Community Award, recognizing her service and dedication to the community.


The event will feature both returning favorites and newcomers, offering attendees a taste of the borough’s unparalleled food scene. From fine dining to sweet treats and international flavors, the variety of offerings aims to highlight the diversity that defines Queens.


Wendy Gennaro, QCP’s Director of Development, expressed gratitude for the continued support of sponsors, participants, and the community. She emphasized that the event not only celebrates the culinary excellence of Queens but also reinforces the organization’s commitment to supporting individuals with developmental disabilities. The Evening of Fine Food serves as a major fundraiser for QCP, with proceeds directly supporting over 1,200 individuals with developmental disabilities. Tickets for the event are available for $150 per person, and it will run from 6:30-9 p.m.


For those interested in attending the Evening of Fine Food or seeking more information, tickets can be purchased here.


Source: QNS