When World Cares Center created its unique emergency response, collaborative support system 11 years ago, it partnered with some remarkable corporate sponsors to host a one-of-a-kind culinary competition called the Iron Skillet® Cook Off. The first cook off in 2002 was a “Thank you” to the Firefighters, and one year later, it became World Cares Center’s signature fundraiser. This annual cook off between Firehouse Chefs and world renowned New York restaurant chefs relied on corporate sponsorship to provide the venue, the food, the live auction prizes, and much more.
The Firehouse Chefs and restaurant Chefs generously gave their time, knowing that 100% of the proceeds would go to help communities coordinate and train for emergency response and disaster preparedness.
With us from the start has been Brooklyn Brewery, the local purveyor of fine crafted beers. Brooklyn Brewery paired our chef offerings with their award-winning roster of specialty beers like Oktoberfest and Brooklyn Lager. Also in the spotlight, were other generous sponsors that continue to support WCC’s programs through the Iron Skillet® Cook Off each year including: Turner Construction Company, RailWorks, London Fischer LLP, Blackstone Financial, and Newmark Knight Frank. These platinum level sponsors have maintained a commitment to World Cares Center as it redefines emergency response. This annual fundraiser makes it possible for local community leadership and everyday citizens to make lasting changes in their preparedness plans for a safer tomorrow.
Other sponsors, such as Crimson in Manhattan, Metronome Hospitality Group, and Dickstein Shapiro LLP, have also continued to give generously throughout the years. The return on their investment has been far reaching, including the enrichment of their company’s mission as they reach out to their community, in-kind donations that showcase their unique products and venues, and media exposure for ongoing good works.
“World Cares Center and its programs would not exist if not for out corporate sponsors who provide support through finance,donated product and subject matter expertise. The Iron Skillet® Cook Off is our way of saying thank you and shining a spotlight on those who make our work possible”, said Lisa Orloff, founder of World Cares Center.
Sign up as a corporate sponsor at the Platinum, Gold, Silver, or Bronze level and start putting your sponsorship dollars to work for you (and so many others). This is a fun-filled event that you won’t want to miss!
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