On October 17, Natural Gourmet’s founder and CEO, Dr. Annemarie Colbin, was honored by the Green Guerillas, “as a leader in the realm of whole foods and health-supportive cooking.” The Green Guerillas is a non-profit organization that “uses a unique mix of education, organizing, and advocacy to help people cultivate community gardens, sustain grass root groups and coalitions, engage youth, paint colorful murals, and address issues critical to the future of their gardens.”
The event, sponsored by Bloomberg, Ark Restaurants, and MKCREATIVE, was held at the Bryant Park Grill in Manhattan to celebrate a successful growing season, recognize the efforts of community gardeners, and of course to honor Dr. Colbin with the Fearless Food Advocate Award. The award was for her “commitment to convincing generations of culinary professionals and everyday people they should care about what’s on their plate.”
“I am delighted to be a part of such a festive evening to highlight the hundreds of community gardeners who do so much for New York City,” said Dr. Colbin. “At the Natural Gourmet Institute, we are committed to using fresh, whole foods and applaud those who are growing produce within the city’s confines.”
In accepting the award Dr. Colbin acknowledged the useful work the Green Guerillas do as well as the beneficial relationship between those who grow food and those who cook it.