On Monday, November 18, 2013 Chef Charlie Palmer celebrated a landmark milestone, the 25th anniversary of his flagship restaurant, Aureole.  To commemorate the day, Palmer hosted a great big birthday party for Aureole to benefit for the Culinary Institute of America, which is not only his alma mater, but also where he also currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees.

The evening raised over $15,000 for The CIA and was attendee by friends and family of Charlie Palmer and Aureole, past and current Charlie Palmer Group chefs, media, and more.  Gael Greene kicked off the festivities with a toast to Palmer and all he’s done over these past 25 years followed by a show of appreciation speech from Charlie and then a rousing what-happened-in-the-year-1988 speech by Tim Ryan, President of the Culinary Institute of America.    

Notable attendees included the Palmer family (wife Lisa and one of his four sons, Randall), Gael Greene, actor and comedian Mario Cantone, Bryan Voltaggio, Gerry Hayden & Claudia Fleming, Drew Nieporent, Tim & Lynn Ryan, Buzzy O’Keefe, Adam Tihany, and more. 

Media Contact: Christa Weaving | Charlie Palmer Group | 212.755.7050 | cweaving@charliepalmer.com