According to the organizers:
An All-Duck, Competitive Chef Cook-off benefitting Urban Harvest, the SFNYC Program of Good Food Education for NYC Youth.
Slow Food NYC loves duck… Duck Confit, Peking Duck, Duck Tacos, Duck Ragu, Duck Tagine! At Duck-off, competing chefs* will serve up all manner of creative, delectable, duck dishes and Hudson Valley Duck Farm will offer their delicious duck charcuterie, including duck prosciutto, smoked duck, and duck rillete. If you love duck, then DUCK-OFF! is the place to be. DUCK-OFF! is sponsored by Slow Food NYC friends Hudson Valley Duck Farm and Jimmy’s No. 43.
Proceeds from this event will support Slow Food NYC Urban Harvest, our program of good food education for New York City youth at our summer, tuition-free, educational urban farm in East New York, Brooklyn and at 16 schools in the South Bronx and East Harlem, on the Lower East Side, and in Brooklyn. Urban Harvest activities include edible gardens, cooking classes, field trips, good food courses, farm-to-cafeteria days, and student run “farm stands” offering fresh, local produces. Each year, Urban harvest touches 2,000 children.