QCP’s 24th Annual Evening of Fine Food is the networking event of the winter season. This event provides an informal setting for people from the Queens community to socialize as they sample gourmet delicacies provided by nearly 50 Queens’ restaurants and drink purveyors, as well as help raise critically needed funds to benefit men, women and children with developmental disabilities.

Evening of Fine Food is a major fund raiser to benefit the more than 1,200 individuals we serve on a daily basis at our children and adult centers throughout Queens. The funds raised from this event enable QCP to continue to do what we do best – provide quality services and supports to children and adults who have developmental disabilities. 

Each year we pay tribute to “Chefs of the Year” – individuals who are recognized for their ongoing support, dedication and service to the communities in which they live and work, and support our mission. This year’s Chef of the Year is William Donnelly, Vice President, Pharmacy Operations, Total Care RX Pharmacy, Hilary Topper, CEO & President, HJMT Public Relations Inc., and special Celebrity Guest Chef, Gerry Cooney, Former Professional Boxer & Author. 

Queens Centers for Progress was founded 70 years ago. From providing educational and therapeutic services to a small group of children, QCP has grown to become a major provider of services for people with developmental disabilities in Queens County and the New York metropolitan area.

Download sponsorship information here.

Download invitation here.

Download Restaurant Appreciation Package here.


What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
– Free parking is available at Terrace On The Park

– Free shuttle service, courtesy of DH2 Chauffeured Transportation, is available to our guests from the 7 train 111th Street stop from 6pm-7:30pm and will return guests to the train station between 9pm-10:30pm.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Contact Wendy Phaff at 718-730-3000 x325, or wphaff@queenscp.org

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No, there are no printed tickets. Please make sure you supply the name of your guests so that they can be checked in on our guest list the evening of the event.