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Giving Back


Alex’s Lemonade Stand

Alex’s Lemonade Stand raises money and awareness of childhood cancer causes, focusing on research into new treatments and cures.  The organization grew out of the simple front-yard lemonade stand of young cancer patient Alexadra “Alex” Scott.  Every year Marc Vetri of Vetri in Philidephia hosts over 40 chefs from around the country for the Great Chefs Event  In 2011, Tom and the Craft team helped to raise over $800,000 for the organization Click here to…

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Children of Bellevue

Since 1995, Tom has served on the board of Children of Bellevue, an advocacy program providing assistance to children and their families within New York’s Bellevue Hospital.  Tom became involved after his son Dante was born 8 weeks premature and was transferred to Bellevue, where he would spend the first two months of his life.  When Tom asked how they raised funds to support their programs, he was told there was an annual cocktail party,…

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City Harvest Fundraising Competition

We have a lot of holiday traditions here at Craft Worldwide, but the one that I’m proudest of is our ritual of giving. In the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving, the staff at Craft and Colicchio & Sons have taken it upon themselves to hold an annual City Harvest fundraising competition. Everyone from the General Managers to the pastry teams to back waiters and bartenders does his or her part, putting hard-earned money in the…

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Friends of the Highline

For Colicchio & Sons, giving back to the community means supporting Friends of the Highline.  FOHL is responsible for the development, operation and maintenance of the extraordinary park on the High Line that has transformed our neighborhood – the West Chelsea stretch of Tenth Avenue and the surrounding area –  into a vibrant cultural, residential and economic center.  Since 2007 we have hosted an annual Chefs Dinner – inviting other chefs from the High Line…

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Julianne Moore and Tom Colicchio Fight Hunger

On August 20, Julianne Moore and Tom Colicchio, both New Yorkers, hosted a fundraising event for United Way to help eradicate hunger in New York City. Called What’s On The Table?, the event, which was cosponsored by Vanity Fair, featured food from all of the famed chef Colicchio’s restaurants presented in an outdoor, Hamptons setting. Click here to read more.

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