NACE GIVES BACK!   NACE New York Participates at Nourishing NY Thanksgiving Charity event!

    US Foods-Metro New York, Sentry Centers, NACE NY and Nourishing NYC have joined together to help provide a healthy and delicious Thanksgiving to more than 1,000 families in New York City, beginning with a hands-on cooking lesson for 50 children on Saturday, November 19, 2011 at Sentry Center’s 730 Third Avenue location. 

    NACE member Roxana Chico (on left) gives some helpful instructions to the young chefs in training


    NACE member Lisa Alfano (on right) helps with the preparations along with other volunteers





    NACE NY philanthropy embraces Nourishing NYC!  Nourishing NYC ( is a not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) community food program that strives to achieve “nutrition for all” in New York City.

    Their mission is to alleviate the strong correlation between low-income status and poor dietary health. Nourishing NYC provides nutritious meals and nutritional educational without question and without criticism. Anyone is welcome regardless of age, sex, race, financial qualifications, or religious beliefs.

    On July 28, 2011, NACE NY members attended the Nourishing NYC annual fundraiser gala, The Art of Eating Well: A Gallery Event held at the William Bennett Gallery located in Soho, New York.  NACE NY chapter members donated items to Nourishing NYC's silent auction helping to make the event a huge success. The proceeds of the event support Nourishing NYC's Junior Chef Program, which teaches low-income children the basics of food service while inspiring them and their families to live healthier lives.

    Pictured left to right, in front of the official Nourishing NYC VAN, are NACE NY board members: Gregory Paraventi, Programs Committee; Meredith Barsky, Director of Programs; Mike Warren, Co-Director of Membership

    Did you know the Nourishing NY VAN is powered by vegetable oil?


    Pictured top to bottom of Nourishing NYC, Gina Keatley, CEO/Director of Nutrition; Scott Keatley, CFO/Director of Education

    The Nourishing NYC VAN (Vehicle Advocating Nutrition) runs on Vegetable Oil.  Nourishing NYC always accepts donations of Veggie Oil so they can deliver veggies to those in-need.

    For more information about Nourishing NYC, including donation opportunities, visit:

    For Nourishing NYC volunteer opportunities, click here:





    Joseph Cozza, President of NACE New York together with Dr Richard Wisch, Associate Dean and Director and student Ryan Olexson the recipient of the 2011 NACE NY Scholarship Award.

    The Award was presented at the Fairleigh Dickinson University International School of Hospitality & Tourism Student Awards Dinner on March 6, 2011. 

    Pictured left to right are Dr. Richard Wisch , Associate Dean and Director International, School of Hospitality & Tourism Management

    Ryan Olexson , scholarship  recipient ,

    Joseph Cozza , President of NACE NY,





    NACE New York presents first scholarship to Jami Mills

    Fairleigh Dickinson University at the School's annual Gala event

    Pictured left to right are James Dale , committee chair  for NACE NY ,

    Jami Mills , scholarship  recipient ,

    Joseph Cozza , President of NACE NY,

    Dr. Richard Wisch , Associate Dean and Director International, School of Hospitality & Tourism Management