All-Star Chef Lineup at Premier Culinary Event, The  Chefs Gala, on Wednesday, September 27


Table to Table, NJ’s first food rescue organization, will showcase a lineup of notable chefs at this year’s Chefs Gala. Presented by American Express, Table to Table’s Chefs Gala takes place Wednesday, September 27, at 6 p.m., at the Edgewood Country Club in River Vale. The event will highlight celebrated chefs who meticulously prepare their delicious selections, expertly paired with fine wines.

This year’s Gala Honoree chef, restaurateur, author, and community advocate, Melba Wilson.

This year’s Gala Honoree is chef, restaurateur, author, and community advocate Melba Wilson. In addition to enjoying the exquisite multi-course meal, attendees can bid on items in a live auction featuring travel, food, and wine experiences. They can also try their luck at a silent auction during the cocktail hour. Every dollar raised helps deliver enough food for 10 meals to hungry neighbors. Reserve your seats by clicking here by September 24!

Prepping dessert at the 2022 Gala

Featured Chefs

Featured chefs include:

  • David Burke (David Burke Hospitality Management)
  • Clifford Crooks (BLT Restaurant Group)
  • Peter Kelly (Xaviers Restaurant Group)
  • Bobbie Lloyd (Magnolia Bakery)
  • David Lopez (Mil Gustos)
  • Ardian Skenderi (Taverna Kyclades)
  • Alex Tubero (Civetta Hospitality)
  • Anthony Villanueva (Edgewood Country Club)
  • Melba Wilson (Melba’s Restaurant and Catering)

Wines will be coordinated by Carlo Russo’s Wine & Spirits World.

Chef, restaurateur, author, and community activist Melba Wilson is often referred to as the
Queen of Comfort Food. As one of the most successful African American women in the
restaurant and catering businesses, Melba’s style, poise, and love of entertaining have made Melba’s Restaurant a New York landmark frequented by music, TV and movie stars, New York City’s elite, locals, and travelers from around the world. And even with countless accolades to her name, Melba finds time to play an active role in supporting causes that impact her community—like alleviating food insecurity.

Guests at Table to Table's 2022 Gala
Guests at Table to Table’s 2022 Gala

To help Table to Table in its mission to eliminate food insecurity in Northern New
Jersey, you can donate now. If you are interested in volunteering your time to pick up and deliver food, learn more and sign up here. And, if your organization would like to become a corporate partner, click here. For more information on Table to Table, visit at

About Table to Table

Table to Table is New Jersey’s first food rescue organization. Committed to feeding our hungry neighbors in Northern NJ, Table to Table rescues and delivers healthy, fresh, and perishable food from grocery stores, food distributors, and restaurants. In doing so, the organization nourishes the community. In partnership with hundreds of recipient organizations like food pantries, senior centers, and school programs—along with its powerful network of volunteers—Table to Table supports health and wellness for all.

Since its inception in 1999, Table to Table has rescued and delivered the equivalent of
more than 288 million meals and saved nearly 98,000 tons of potentially wasted food from landfills. And, through our Table to Table I-Rescue app—powered by Food Rescue Hero—we have expanded our distribution footprint to include donations that serve smaller donors and recipient organizations. Independently funded through grants and donations, Table to Table is proud of its Charity Navigator 4-Star Rating for 13 consecutive years. Learn more by visiting