The loft space of 82 Mercer was transformed into every foodie’s dream come true with Project by Project annual food fundraising event, Plate by Plate, showcasing the city’s top restaurants to over 500 guests.
Project by Project is a national volunteer organization of social entrepreneurs focusing on issues relating to the Asian American community by raising public awareness, volunteerism and capital, with chapters in NYC, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. Each year they select a different cause to champion and fund to bring awareness to the community.
This year, the NYC chapter selected to partner with the Film News Now Foundation (FNN), a non-profit organization that develops media projects as part of an advocacy for a culture of assertion among people of Asian descent and color. Special guests for the event included Kerry Heffernan from Top Chef Masters; Brian Yang of Hawaii Five-0 and producer of Linsanity, the recently released movie about Jeremy Lin; and Tara Szczepanski, Miss Earth NY 2013.