AYS, a full-service corporate hospitality and events company, is teaming up tennis and food once again in three incredible events for the 16th Annual Taste of Tennis, the world’s premier food & tennis experience.
Taste of Tennis kicks into gear with The Celebrity Chef Tennis Challenge hosted by Top Chef Masters Finalist Kerry Heffernan and SNY anchor Michelle Yuon on August 26th at the City View Racquet Club. Professional chefs— Marc Murphy, Alfred Portale, Jonathan Waxman, among others—will serve up extraordinary bites in a round-robin doubles tournament to determine the King (or Queen) of the court. Guests will also enjoy sponsor activities and a post-tournament cookout sponsored by Master Purveyors.Serena and Venus Williams, Taste of Tennis 2014 (photo credit: Brad Barket)
The Taste of Tennis Gala, the party that started it all, takes place on Thursday, August 27th at the W New York. It celebrates the US Open with food offerings from 25 top chefs, signature cocktails, sponsor experiences, live music and appearances by the world’s greatest tennis players. This year’s gala will be hosted by a grand slam including tennis royalty The Bryan Brothers, celebrity chef Marc Murphy and The Bachelorette star Andi Dorfman, while Venus Williams will present a live cooking demo! A portion of proceeds will benefit Chef Eli Kulp, beloved chef of Philadelphia’s High Street Market who was in the process of opening a new restaurant in New York City when he was critically injured in the recent Amtrak train derailment.
The action continues Saturday, August 29th at the Party with the Pros. Party with some of the top names in tennis like Victoria Azarenka, Sloane Stephens and John Isner, while sampling incredible hors d’oeuvres prepared by Chef David Vandenabeele and signature cocktails.
Step your game up and get get tickets for Taste of Tennis at www.tasteoftennisnyc.com.
|Taste of Tennis 2014 (photo credit: Thos Robinson)|