5@5 - Food industry giving back
September 28th, 2010
05:00 PM ET
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5@5 is a daily, food-related list from chefs, writers, political pundits, musicians, actors, and all manner of opinionated people from around the globe.

Last night, a culinary convergence occurred at New York City's Gramercy Tavern that, in food industry terms, would rival the star-power of a Spice Girls reunion.

For the 17th Annual Autumn Harvest Dinner, the likes of industry heavyweights such as Alinea's Grant Achatz, Momofuku's David Chang and McCrady's Sean Brock donated and prepared a five-course dinner while four mastermind sommeliers tipped the bottles - all in the name of ending childhood hunger by benefitting Share Our Strength, a national organization aimed at this very cause.

We decided to catch up with a few of the participants on why the hospitality industry is just so keen on giving back. And here's a clue -  it's because service is at the very core of what they do every day of their professional life.

Five Six Reasons We Give Back

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September 28th, 2010
04:45 PM ET
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01:30 PM ET
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