"[T]he most thrilling way to eat at Emma's Torch..."
—The New Yorker
No two graduation dinners are the same, because each cohort of Emma's Torch students designs each one. For this event, our students collaboratively bring to the table a multi-course menu inspired by flavors from their home countries, with dishes they can confidently and proudly call their own. This month’s unique culinary experience will feature our 16th cohort of students.
On November 11th, Emma's Torch will toast to our SIXTEENTH cohort of aspiring chefs over a delicious, multi-course dinner spearheaded by social entrepreneur Stephen Ritz in collaboration with the Green Bronx Machine.
Don't miss your chance to meet someone whose global culinary knowledge inspires us all. Our graduating students - from Angola, Guinea, Honduras, Nigeria, Senegal, and the United States - will work with Stephen to design dishes that reflect their culinary traditions and dreams. Let's send them off with an unforgettable evening!
Stephen Ritz is a South Bronx educator who believes that students shouldn’t have to leave their community to live, learn, and earn in a better one. Moving generations of students into spheres of personal and academic successes which they had never imagined — while reclaiming and rebuilding the Bronx — Stephen’s extended student and community family have grown more than 85,000 pounds of vegetables in the Bronx while generating extraordinary academic performance.