3 Gourmet Courses: Healthy, Delicious and BYOB.

On Friday night, we set the tables, light the candles and put our chefs to work creating a family dinner like no other in New York City. Each week features a unique 3-course vegetarian meal prepared by Chef’s Training Program students and instructors. We use seasonal, local, fresh, traditional and whole ingredients, often vegan and/or gluten-free. BYOB and only $45, Friday Night Dinner is one of the best values for a night out on the town to be had in this city.

New York Critic's Pick
CBS New York Best Things to Do in New York
Time Out New York Best of New York 2013

Friday, August 286:30pm - 8:30pm


Unlike the usual seated dinner format, this will be a cocktail party-style event where you’ll enjoy a wide variety of dishes crafted with local seasonal ingredients. Event is BYOB and starts promptly at 6:30pm. Proceeds will go to The Center for Mind-Body Medicine.


-Crostini with Smoked Arctic Char, Chili Aioli & Pickled Cucumber
-Chilled Watermelon Gazpacho Shooters (vegan, gluten-free)
-Lime Marinated Mushroom Ceviche with Crispy Chipotle Tortilla (vegan, gluten-free)
-Grilled Summer Vegetable & Sweet Herb Pesto on Housemade Whole Wheat Flatbread (vegan)
-Crispy Falafel Salad with Fire Roasted Red Peppers & Tahini Dressing (vegan, gluten-free)
-Market Fish Tacos with Radish, Avocado, & Grilled Corn
-Blueberry Cashew Cheesecake (vegan, gluten-free)
-Chocolate Hazelnut Tartlets (vegan)
-Hibiscus Limeade (vegan, gluten-free)

Friday, September 116:30pm - 9:00pm


This menu was developed by Chef Hideyo Yamada and will be executed with assistance from student chefs.


Pumpkin Salad; Assorted Radish Salad with Oven Dried Cherry Tomatoes and Shiso Dressing


Pan-Fried Tofu Sukiyaki with Zucchini, Grilled Oyster Mushrooms and Konnyaku Yam Cake with Scallion Garnish; Chinese Napa Cabbage Pressed Salad; Sauteed Broccoli Rabe; Black and Sweet Rice


Seasonal Fruit Tart; Chocolate Pistachio Biscotti; Earl Grey Ice Cream

Friday, September 186:00pm - 9:00pm


Wellness in the Schools (WITS) and Food Network's Chef Ellie Krieger invite you to WITS's "10 for 10" fundraising dinner to support healthy public schools. The evening will include a cocktail hour followed by a seated dinner. Click here to reserve your seat.

Cocktail Hour
-Grilled Zucchini Roll-Ups, Herbed Goat Cheese
-South Asian Summer Rolls
-Oyster Mushroom Ceviche, Crispy Wonton
-Edamame Cream, Seeded Flatbreads
-Roasted Garlic & White Beans, Rosemary Pizzelle
-Za’atar Spiced Nuts

-Golden Melon & Yellow Tomato Gazpacho, Basil Oil
-Local Catch of the Day, Summer Ratatouille, Creamy Polenta
-Market Lettuces, Local Corn, Blackberries, Citrus Vinaigrette
-Stone Fruit Galette, Basil Ice Cream

Friday, September 256:30pm - 9:00pm


Menu coming soon...

Natural Gourmet Institute provides the perfect training for environmentally aware, health conscious cooks who are in search of tools and techniques to make real food truly delicious.

Michael Anthony
Executive Chef at Gramercy Tavern

Check out CTP

Want to book a private party for 10 or more people?