We are gearing up to host our first fundraiser for the program - a cocktail party at the new West Village Fatty 'Cue. The booze has been donated (thank you Southern Wine & Spirits!) the space has been secured (thanks Zak Pelaccio and the Fatty Crew!) and now the tickets are up for sale. Come on out for a good cause, a few great drinks, and a really super excuse to be out on a Monday evening. Here are the details:

Monday, November 14th

Fatty 'Cue
(50 Carmine Street, bet. Bedford & Bleecker)

5pm - 7pm

Open bar (beer, wine, signature cocktail) and light bites. $40 for P.S.3 parents and $50 for general admission.

Buy your tickets here.
Because we love the fact that our classroom lessons on preserving pork and roasting beets are in the Wall Street Journal (and because we love seeing him in the signature WSJ hedcut) we couldn't be more excited that Zak was featured as "Donor of the Day" this week for his work with The Cooking Room. Congrats!

One quick note: The fundraising party mentioned in the story has been moved and will be held in November, not next Monday. Watch this space for details!

The first class with our new curriculum is coming up in a couple of weeks and we're getting excited! We'll be posting recipes and info from the lesson on this site, so stay tuned... Can't take the anticipation? Here are some behind-the-scenes snapshots of The Cooking Room facilities to tide you over.
New York Magazine's gastronomic gossip blog, Grub Street, picked up on The Cooking Room's back-to-school momentum with a great write-up today on what we've been up to. (Hint: It involves an urban farm and a fresh curriculum.) Watch this space for details, coming soon. Read more: Zak Pelaccio Might Teach Your Kid How to Cook (Grub Street New York)