Queens Center for Progress (QCP) evening of fine food-2020

By: Steve Webner Staff Writer for World Liberty TV

QCP at the premier networking event of the winter season and Queens’ longest running food tasting and gourmet dining experience – Evening of Fine Food – on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at Terrace on the Park.

2020 honorees and QCP Staff Members

This is a major fund raiser to benefit more than 1,200 men, women and children with developmental disabilities in Queens communities.

Rev Monsignor Jamie Gigantiello with Wendy Phaff Dir of Development for QCP

The funds raised from this event enables QCP to continue to provide high quality service and support to more than 1,200 men, women and children with developmental disabilities.

Dr Abbey with Claire Shulman Former QBP

Through our life-enriching, comprehensive programs, we are able to promote the independence of the people we serve and provide them with the resources they need to make the most of their talents, abilities and interests, which allow them to reach their fullest potential.

L-R Robert Schulman and his partner from MRS Baking Distribution Corp

The Following restaurants and food vendors participated:  Arepalicious ,ASM Brands/VDKA 6100 Austin’s Ale House, AVLI – The Little Greek Tavern, BOM BOM Brands, Bourbon Street,Brooklyn Brewery,Brooklyn Crafted,Caribbean Food Delights, Drunken Fruit LLC, Havana Central, Hilton New York JFK Airport, Isa’s Cake, Javamelts, Kaieteur Restaurant, La Fondita Restaurant, LaGuardia Plaza Hotel, Lessing’s Food Services, Liola Ristorante Italiano, London Lennies Restaurant, MadeFreshOrganic, Marbella Restaurant, Max Bratwurst Und Bier, MRS Baking Distribution Company, MumsKitchens NYC, NANA Pies LLC,Papazzio, Queens Bully, New York Gourmet Coffee, Remy’s Italian Restaurant, Schmidt’s Candy, Shahs Halal Food, Shanghai You Garden, Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel, Symphony Importers and The Wine Room of Forest Hills.

2020 Chef Honorees William Donnelly & Hilary Topper

The following were honored at this year’s Queens Center for Progress (QCP) evening of fine food-2020 gala, William Donnelly Vice President ,Pharmacy operations of Total Care RX Pharmacy, Hilary Topper CEO and President HJMT Public Relations Inc. The Honored guest in attendance was Gerry Cooney Former World Heavyweight Boxing Contender ,and author of GENTLEMAN GERRY, book titled A contender in the ring , a champion in recovery.

Dr Abbey with Gerry Cooney Former World Heavyweight Contender

About Queens Center for Progress, (QCP) : Queens Centers for Progress is dedicated to the goal of providing children and adults who have developmental disabilities the opportunities to make choices which will maximize their skill development, independence, and integration into community life.  At the core of all the agency’s services is the deeply held belief in the development of the individual. QCP believes that all people can learn and that all people – in spite of any developmental disability – can make meaningful choices about their lives.

QCP Recipients in attendance

Queens Centers for Progress is committed to providing person-centered services and supports to children and adults who have developmental disabilities.  The goal of these services and supports is to promote independence, community involvement, and quality of life.

2020 QCP Evening of Fine Food Sponsors

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