"Through the Kitchen" is one of New York City's favorite annual events, founded 30 years ago as a benefit for the Irvington Institute for Immunological Research and now supporting the CRI Irvington Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. This is the only event for which the Four Seasons invites guests to walk “through” its world renowned kitchen. Each year, the event unveils a surprise theme paying tribute to the things that make our city and our country great. Most recent themes have included “Famous Hot Spots”, “Notable New Yorkers”, “Parades of the City”, and so much more.
Since Through the Kitchen’s inception, the event has raised close to $8 million—half of that within the past five years alone—to fund promising young scientists focused on studying the immune system and its power to conquer cancer. Former fellows funded through the Cancer Research Institute’s Irvington Fellowship Program have gone on to win the Nobel Prize and head major research centers and laboratories at top universities throughout the world. These scientists and doctors have made remarkable discoveries and have pioneered lifesaving new treatments for cancer and other diseases.