An Evening of Fine Food provides an informal networking setting for people from the Queens community to socialize as they sample the gourmet delicacies provided by Queens’ restaurants and chefs. The event benefits over 1,500 individuals challenged by mild to severe developmental disabilities.

Each year we honor individuals whose dedication to making a difference in the community is exemplary. This year’s “Chefs of the Year” are:  Donna Furey, Attorney, Law Offices of Donna Furey, Thomas J. Grech, President & CEO, Queens Chamber of Commerce, and Queens photographer extraordinaire, Dominick Totino.

Queens Centers for Progress has provided programs and services to people with developmental disabilities for sixty-eight years. Created in 1950 as United Cerebral Palsy of Queens, the organization changed its name in 2001 to reflect the wide variety of developmental disabilities served by our programs.

The primary source of funding for Evening of Fine Food is from corporate sponsors, whose support is paramount in insuring the success of our event. Monies raised will be used for necessary items that are not covered by government funding.

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.