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Release Date: 09/20/2012

New York City – In partnership with Food Network and its New York City Wine & Food Festival presented by FOOD & WINE, Time Warner Cable is providing New York City area customers with an exclusive opportunity to sample food and cocktail creations from the cast of Chopped. A limited number of free tickets are now available for customers to pick up for the October 11 event at the Landmarc restaurant in the Time Warner Center which begins at 10PM.

Participating chefs include familiar Chopped faces such as Ted Allen and Maneet Chauhan, Scott Conant from Scarpetta, Amanda Freitag, Alex Guarnaschelli from Butter and The Darby, Marc Murphy from Benchmarc Restaurants, Marcus Samuelsson from Red Rooster Harlem, Aaron Sanchez from Centrico, Chris Santos from Beauty & Essex and Geoffrey Zakarian from The Lambs Club.

Time Warner Cable residential customers can pick up a pair of free tickets at Time Warner Cable stores in Manhattan, located at 46A East 23rd Street and 2554 Broadway (at 96th Street). Store hours are 8AM to 7PM Monday through Friday and 8AM to 5PM Saturday. Tickets will be given out on a first come-first serve basis while supplies last. A valid photo ID must be presented to receive tickets.

“Time Warner Cable is partnering with Food Network to bring this amazing opportunity to our customers who are foodies and fans of Chopped,” said Jeffrey A. Hirsch, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at Time Warner Cable. “Our customers can go to our stores to pick up free tickets for Chopped. Customers can also take advantage of the other great event Food Network is having here in NYC this month.”

In addition to free tickets to the Chopped event, Time Warner Cable customers can get a discount to attend a festival event taking place on Sunday, October 14. The New York Times and Save Me, San Francisco Wine Co. present Trucks & Train hosted by Andrew Zimmern is a celebration of wine, food trucks and carts and will take place at Basketball City on the Lower East Side. Customers can visit the Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival website and enter promo code ‘TWCFood’ to receive $25 off on tickets. The Grammy Award-winning band Train will be performing at this exciting tasting event.

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Time Warner Cable’s New York City service area includes Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island and western Brooklyn, Mt. Vernon, NY, as well as Bergen and Hudson Counties in New Jersey.

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About the Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival presented by FOOD & WINE
The Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival is hosted by and benefits the Food Bank For New York City and Share Our Strength®, 100% of the Festival’s net proceeds go toward helping these community based organizations fight hunger. Southern Wine & Spirits of New York is the exclusive provider of wine and spirits at the Festival. More information about the Festival can be found at

About the Food Bank For New York City
Food Bank For New York City recognizes 28 years as the city’s major hunger-relief organization working to end food poverty throughout the five boroughs. As the city’s hub for integrated food poverty assistance, the Food Bank tackles the hunger issue on three fronts — food distribution, income support and nutrition education — all strategically guided by its research. Through its network of community-based member programs citywide, the Food Bank helps provide 400,000 free meals a day for New Yorkers in need. The Food Bank’s hands-on nutrition education program in the public schools reaches thousands of children, teens and adults. Income support services including food stamps, free tax assistance for the working poor and the Earned Income Tax Credit put millions of dollars back in the pockets of low-income New Yorkers, helping them to achieve greater dignity and independence. 94% of donations go directly toward food distribution, acquisition and programs in all five boroughs of New York City. Learn how you can help at

About Share Our Strength®
Share Our Strength®, a national nonprofit, is ending childhood hunger in America by connecting children with the nutritious food they need to lead healthy, active lives. Through its No Kid Hungry® Campaign—a national effort to end childhood hunger in America by 2015—Share Our Strength ensures children in need are enrolled in effective federal nutrition programs; invests in community organizations fighting hunger; teaches families how to cook healthy, affordable meals; and builds public-private partnerships to end childhood hunger, at the state and city level. Working closely with the culinary industry and relying on the strength of its volunteers, Share Our Strength hosts innovative culinary fundraising events and develops pioneering cause marketing campaigns that support No Kid Hungry. Visit to get involved.


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