Top Chef Masters Finalist Gets Cookin’ for the ASPCA

Wednesday, September 1, 2010 - 11:00am

Forget the rubbery hotdogs associated with most sporting events, this year's US Open in New York City is guaranteed to be a whole lot tastier. Their new Master Chef Cafe will feature dishes created exclusively for the US Open by a roster of celebrity chefs, including Tony Mantuano, Susan Feniger, Jonathan Waxman, Rick Moonen, and ASPCA supporter Carmen Gonzalez-all of whom were in the Champions' Round of the most recent season of Top Chef Masters.

Aside from providing first-rate cooking to hungry attendees, on Saturday, September 4, the chefs will compete in the Master Chef Championship Charity Competition. The chef who sells the most of their specially-created dish will win a $5,000 donation to the charity of their choice. Cooking on behalf of the ASPCA will be Carmen Gonzalez, the former chef/owner of the nationally acclaimed Carmen the Restaurant-named "one of the best restaurants in America" by Esquire Magazine.

"We are thrilled that Chef Gonzalez has chosen the ASPCA as the benefactor of her potential prize," says ASPCA's Claire McCabe, Manager of Corporate Grassroots Fundraising. "We encourage all our members to get out there and enjoy the match-and of course some delicious food!"