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

Porsena & Porchetta

Lynn Bound

54 Below

Rebecca Charles

Pearl Oyster Bar

Amanda Cohen

Dirt Candy

Diane Forley

Meringue Shop

Colleen Grapes


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 Mario Batali
Chef & Co-Host, ABC's "The Chew"

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


Ivy Stark

Dos Caminos

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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