Gala Dinner 2024

We’re excited to bring back our Gala Dinner! Join us Wednesday February 21st for an evening full of great food, dancing and entertainment.

Live Music with Mitch Frohman and his Latin Band

Dance the night away with the famous Mitch Frohman and his Latin Band. There will be social dancing all evening on LIVE music.

Who are they?

Saxophonist & Flautist, Mitch Frohman is known for his 25-year stint with the Tito Puente Orchestra as well as his membership with the Mongo Santamaria band. Frohman is the leader/co-leader of three of the most in-demand Latin & Latin-Jazz groups; The Bronx Horns, The Mambo Legends Orchestra (former Tito Puente All-Star musicians), and the Eddie Torres Mambo Kings Dance Show Orchestra. He has also played with greats; Celia Cruz, Machito, La Lupe, Cheo Feliciano, Eddie & Charlie Palmieri, Blood Sweat & Tears, Paul Simon, David Byrne, The Spanish Harlem Orchestra, Milly, Jocelyn & Los Vecinos and even Aventura! Of course his signature sound can be heard somewhere in the world everyday as he is the sax soloist on the theme of TV’s mega- hit “Sex & The City”.

Gourmet Dinner by New York Times 3 Star Chef Peter Betz

A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, Chef Peter Betz started his professional career with Four Seasons Hotel in New York City and has been a leader in the community ever since. Four years and 3 stars from the New York Times later, he began his long tenure with Hilton at the famed Waldorf Astoria on Park Avenue, where he rose through the ranks to become their Executive Chef. In that role, Chef Betz cooked for Presidents, dignitaries, celebrities and socialites.

In 2012, Peter was appointed to the State Department’s Diplomatic Chef Corps, an honor that has only been bestowed upon 80 of the country’s most influential chefs.

When Waldorf Astoria closed for renovation, Chef Betz accepted the Director of Culinary role with New York Hilton Midtown, where he oversees a team of six managers and 60+ chefs. Chef Betz brought with him an elevated approach to cuisine, an extensive network of local vendor partners and 500,000 bees which he tends to on the fifth floor as part of his commitment to sustainability.

Beyond the kitchen, Chef Betz is passionate about giving back to the local community and has connected New York Hilton Midtown with some of his favorite local charities in NYC, including Crossroads Community food pantry and Human Rights Campaign.

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