Many old and new friends helped us celebrate 30 wonderful years and get fired up for 30 more! If you weren’t there, you can get a glimpse of a great party here.
Liam Mayclem (aka The Foodie Chap) is organizing Chefsgiving to raise money for restaurants affected by the Napa-Sonoma fires. Here’s what he has to say:
HELP our friends in #NorCal Devasted by the fires by signing up for a dinner or attending the Gala as part of #ChefsGiving.
Nov 12th – 19th 2017
THANK YOU Chefs for stepping up to help at this crucial time of need.
Our goal: To raise ONE MILLION DOLLARS for Disaster Relief.
– @TippingPoint Fire Relief Fund
– @RestaurantsCare Fund
New Delhi Restaurant will be participating with a specially-created dish: Pine Cone Cabbage.
This brand new item features ingredients from around the region and includes pine nuts and healing spices – to both heal the people and remind us that from fire great things can grow. All proceeds from the sale of Pine Cone Cabbage will be donated to the cause.
More details can be found here: chefsgiving.org.
Save the date for Saturday, Oct 28th to help the thousands of hospitality workers who have been displaced or suddenly unemployed by the devasting fires in Napa and Sonoma. We want to fill our dining room with people who also feel a need to help – and eat delicious Indian food. Our world famous 10-course Indian buffet will be open from 5:30 to 9:30 pm and all proceeds will be donated to fire relief.
This is a pay-it-forward event. Suggested donation is $40 per person, but we ask that you be as generous as you can. You can also donate online by clicking here.
Another Date You’ll Want To Save
One more event you will definitely want to be part of….
Nov. 18th: New Delhi Restaurant’s 30th Anniversary! NDR is turning 30 years old and we plan to celebrate like maharajahs. Saturday, November 18th at New Delhi Restaurant, 160 Ellis St, San Francisco. Food, drinks, dancing, music and wonderful people! Make your reservation now at Eventbrite.
A devastating wildfire has swept through Napa and Sonoma valley. Besides causing thousands of people to evacuate and destroying acres of grapes, the fire has also leveled several historic wineries. New Delhi Restaurant has catered dozens of weddings and other events in this area and the winery owners and staff are very much part of the New Delhi Restaurant extended family.
As with all families, we don’t forget about them when things get tough.
So, to help our friends rebuild, we are hosting a fundraiser on Saturday, Oct 28th at New Delhi Restaurant. Our world-famous Indian dinner buffet will be available from 5:30 to 9:30 pm and all proceeds will be donated to the relief effort.
This is a pay-it-forward event. Suggested donation is $50 per person, but we ask that you be as generous as you can.
You can also donate online by clicking on the buttons below.
Ranjan has opened the donations with $1,000 and would love to have a friend or five match him. Our target amount is $50,000 and our objective is to donation $1,000 to 50 members of our hospitality family. 100% of the proceeds will benefit the fire victims.
Save the Date!
Nov 18th is our 30th Anniversary Celebration!
New Delhi Restaurant is getting ready for their 30th Anniversary Celebration Extravaganza! There will be music, dancing, henna, lots of laughs and more food than you can believe. As always, all of our merriment is for a good cause: the kids of Compassionate Chefs Cafe.
Our goal has always been to help kids become citizens of the world by connecting kids across the street in the Tenderloin of San Francisco with kids across the ocean at the Gandhi Ashram in Ashram in Ahmedabad, India. Please join us in this celebration to us help the kids become global citizens.
….Thirty years later.This is a Pay-It-Forward event and we only ask that you donate what you feel moved to give. Suggested donation is $50 a person. All funds are split evenly between the Tenderloin After School Program and the Gandhi Ashram in Ahmedabad. Compassionate Chefs Cafe keeps back nothing for operating expenses; all goods and services are donated. Your donation is fully tax deductible. (Non-Profit Tax ID 94-3136771)
Saturday, Nov 18th 2017
6:00pm – 9:00pm
New Delhi Restaurant, 160 Ellis St, San Francisco
The Asian Society of Northern California is hosting their annual open house. This year, the food sponsor and speaker will be none other than Ranjan Dey! As part of the evening’s festivities, Ranjan will be giving a talk about the Indian city of Kochi and the role pepper plays in the history of India and it’s food.
Anyone and everyone are welcome to this event – it is an open house, after all!
Thu 14 Sep 2017
5:30pm – 8:00pm
500 Washington Street, San Francisco, CA 94111
FREE ASNC Members/Non-Members Suggested Donation of $20
Click here for tickets and more information.
To whet your appetite, here’s a video of Ranjan explaining the history of Indian pepper while in India – Kochin, to be exact.
Angels Meet For Lunch
Every so often a group of angels from Open Table gather at New Delhi Restaurant with Ranjan playing the role of Charlie. They talk about how to solve the problems of the world, where their energy will do the most good and what the next mission should be. Today they decided to keep it simple: Enjoy a delicious lunch, some wonderful company and continue the mission of supporting Compassionate Chefs Cafe with a spontaneous $100 donation. Thanks so much, Denise, Amanda and Chiara!
Every donation helps – if you would like to help too, please click here and donate in any amount.
The top south Asian comedians are going to be doing their thing at Marines Memorial Hall on Aug 20th. You can go have fun, save a little coin and help out the kids of Compassionate Chefs Cafe all at the same time! Follow the link below and use promo code CCND to save $20 off the ticket price. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Compassionate Chefs Cafe.
Now, doesn’t that sound like a good time?
Tickets are $40 per person online or $50 at the door. Please use promo code “CCND” when purchasing your tickets to receive a $20 Friends and Family discount at www.Eventbrite.com
We raised over $3000 at our July Winemaker’s Dinner! Then – just when we thought it couldn’t get any better – Miss Saanvi decided to help out the kids of Compassionate Chefs Cafe during Spring India Day. We’ll let her tell it…
I am Saanvi Atluri, 7 years old and in second grade. I am interested in Robotics, Cooking, and of course, playing with my friends. I love the color pink and wish everything in this world is pink in color.
One weekend morning we were doing family breakfast and I asked my parents ‘how about a lemonade stand this summer?’ My mom encouraged the idea and mentioned we could donate the proceeds to charity. My Dad liked our idea and supported the same.
Both my great-grandfathers are freedom fighters and they did lots of charity. My family does believe in education and we also sponsor yearly two kids for education. My grandparents does annadanam (food charity) for many religious events. My family believes in giving back to society.
When I met Ranjan Dey (my mom’s Guruji) with my parents, he mentioned about Compassionate Chefs organization and the great work the organization did to communities across world. Being a global citizen, I thought I should help kids for education. My parents always told me that I an responsible for my future.
I volunteered to add lemonade to a South Indian food booth named “KOSTA” at the Spring India Day event along with my friends and family. With support, I was able to raise funds by selling lemonade at San Francisco’s Union Square.
I am looking forward to working with Compassionate Chefs Cafe and supporting them. I wish all the very best to kids in the organization. Let us make this world a better place to live!
I would like to thank my Dad (Krishna), my Mom (Deepika), Guruji (Ranjan), Uncle (Sharat), Aunts (Sujatha, Sunita), Sisir (little cousin) for supporting me in this great cause.
Saanvi Atluri Choudary
Saanvi will be selling lemonade at the Dilli Haat event in Sunnyvale, CA on August 5th. Head over there, get some delicious lemonade and help her donate to Compassionate Chefs!
We raised $2000 and counting… Great success at New Delhi Restaurant for Legends & Legacy Wine Dinner! Delicious food by Chef Ranjan paired with wines from Heraszthy Family Cellars! #CompassionateChefsCafe #SpritzSF #IndianCuisine #NewDelhiRestaurant Big thank you to DJ Amar Solunamar for donating the sound system for the evening and to Colin Hussey for capturing all the beautiful pictures.