Spreading the joy

Joyful plate is active in the food and wine community and participates in many ways to share inspiration and kindness.

Michelle Lawton has been a branding consultant and Chef Trainee for The West Side Campaign Against Hunger since 2004 and has a tradition of auctioning risotto and wine cooking classes.

Michelle also helped to create Jacob’s Pickles charity Jacob’s Digs NY in support of urban farming as well as donated a risotto party for the Serious Fun Children’s Network (founded by Paul Newman).


Wine Tastings and Special Events


Specializing in Italian wine, Champagne
Wine Education 101 classes
Risotto Evenings
Tasting Workshops

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Please contact michelle at if you would like to hear more about special events for charity.