Marc Murphy just finished his fifth season on the Food Network's CHOPPED, and he has been keeping busy! On March 8th he joined his fellow judges at GMHC's annual fundraiser. The evening included cocktails and a silent auction, followed by a decadent four-course dinner and Passing the Whisk: a fast-paced, culinary relay featuring the star-chef judges from Chopped. Participating chefs included: Amanda Freitag of The Harrison, Alex Guarnaschelli of Butter, Marc Murphy of Landmarc, Aaron Sanchez of Paladar, Chris Santos of Stanton Social and Geoffrey Zakarian of The Lambs Club.
480 guests attended, raising nearly $500,000 in support of GMHC's care services, HIV prevention, and advocacy efforts including its Meals Program which addresses hunger by providing warm meals, nutrition counseling, and a food pantry to thousands of low-income New Yorkers living with HIV and AIDS every year.