A Second Helping of Life 2017

A Tasting Event to Benefit SHARE

This event is complete and took place in September 2017.

Executive Chef

Angie Mar
The Beatrice Inn

Executive Chefs Emeritae

Rebecca Charles
Pearl Oyster Bar

Alex Guarnaschelli

Anita Lo

Amy Scherber
Amy's Bread

Culinary Chairs

Abigail Kirsch and Alison Awerbuch
Abigail Kirsch Catering

Participating Chefs

Alison Awerbuch
Abigail Kirsch Catering

Lynn Bound
54 Below

Rebecca Charles
Pearl Oyster Bar

Amanda Cohen
Dirt Candy

Diane Forley
Meringue Shop

Alex Guarnaschelli

Abigail Hitchcock

Patti Jackson
Delaware & Hudson

Sara Jenkins
Porsena & Porchetta

Angie Mar
The Beatrice Inn

Sawako Okochi
Shalom Japan


Culinary Council

Chef Lidia Bastianich
Chef, TV Host, best-selling cookbook author, restaurateur

Chef Daniel Boulud
Legendary, 3-Star Michelin Chef

Chef Tom Colicchio

Chef & Co-Host, Bravo's "Top Chef"

Kerry Diamond

Founder and Editor in Chief, Cherry Bombe Magazine

Chef Sara Moulton
Chef & Host of PBS' "Sara's Weeknight Meals"

Ruth Reichl
Former Editor-in-Chief Gourmet & Bestselling Author

Amy Scherber
Amy's Bread

Barbara Sibley
La Palapa

Roxanne Spruance

Sue Torres

Jessica Weiss

Melba Wilson
Melba’s Restaurant

Participating Sous Chefs

Andrea Bernstein

Peabody Award-winning Journalist
Senior Editor, Politics & Policy, WNYC

Becky Ann Baker


Brenda Blackmon

Television Journalist

Mary Calvi

Anchor, CBS 2 News

Lourdes Castro

Cookbook Author

Kathleen Chalfant

Broadway and Screen Actress

Tandy Cronyn


Megan Fairchild

Principal Dancer, New York City Ballet

Donna Hanover

Television Journalist and Actress

Magee Hickey

Reporter, PIX11 News

Ellie Krieger

TV Personality and Cookbook Author

Jodi Kantor

New York Times Correspondent & Author

Lisa-Ann Marchesi

Television Personality and Entrepreneur

Karen Page


Letty Cottin Pogrebin

Author and Founding Editor of Ms. Magazine

Joanna Pruess

Food and travel writer

Teresa Reichlen

Principal Dancer, New York City Ballet

Carol Anne Riddell

Reporter/Host, CUNY TV

Krysta Rodriguez

Broadway and Screen Actress

Daphne Rubin-Vega

Tony Award-nominated Actress and Singer

Valerie Smaldone

Media Personality

Patty Steele


Abigail Thomas


Joyce Wadler

Writer and Humorist, The New York Times

Kirsten Wyatt

Broadway and Screen Actress and Singer

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