Anne Saxelby Legacy Fund To Host First Annual Benefit

August 17, 2022

The Anne Saxelby Legacy Fund will hold its first annual benefit celebrating Saxelby’s impact on the food and farming communities and the fund’s first season of fully sponsored Farm Apprenticeships on September 14 in Chelsea Market.

Saxelby is known for championing American cheeses in the early 2000s when cheese connoisseurs were largely concerned with European products. She inspired many chefs and artisan producers before passing away last year. The ASLF provides fully funded paid apprenticeships for young artisans to live and work on sustainable farms.

The benefit will include 60 NYC-based chefs including Riad Nasr and Lee Hanson of Frenchette, Michael Anthony of Gramercy Tavern, Mario Carbone and Rich Torrisi of Carbone, and Max Ng of Momofuku. Cocktails will be curated and served by Grand Army Bar and Fort Defiance, wine will come from Cain Vineyards, Chamber Street Wines, and Red Hook Winery. To honor the home of Saxelby Cheesemongers, the vendors of Chelsea Market will serve foods that helped to transform the space into a culinary destination.

The event will showcase art and video showing the ASLF apprentices’ sustainable farming stories. The event team will also ensure as little waste as possible will be created from the event, and will be composting foodstuffs and disposables