A Second Helping of Life 2018

A Tasting Event to Benefit SHARE

This event has already passed. It took place Monday, September 17, 2018.

Executive Chef

Barbara Sibley
La Palapa

Executive Chefs Emeritae

Rebecca Charles
Pearl Oyster Bar

Alex Guarnaschelli

Anita Lo

Angie Mar
The Beatrice Inn

Amy Scherber
Amy's Bread

Culinary Chairs

Abigail Kirsch and Alison Awerbuch
Abigail Kirsch Catering

Participating Chefs

Alison Awerbuch
AK Catering

Lynn Bound
54 Below

Rebecca Charles
Pearl Oyster Bar

Adrienne Cheatham
SundayBest, Pop-Up Series

Isabel Coss


Diane Forley
Flourish Bakery

Fany Gerson

Dough & La Newyorkina

Colleen Grapes

Alex Guarnaschelli

Abigail Hitchcock

Patti Jackson
Delaware & Hudson

Sara Jenkins
Porsena & Porchetta

Ali LaRaia

The Sosta

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

Sarabeth Levine

Angie Mar
The Beatrice Inn

Sawako Okochi
Shalom Japan

Deborah Racicot


Amy Scherber
Amy's Bread

Barbara Sibley
La Palapa

Roxanne Spruance

Ivy Stark
El Toro Blanco

Abby Swain
Temple Court

Simone Tong
Little Tong

Jessica Weiss

Melba Wilson
Melba’s Restaurant

Participating Sous Chefs

Becky Ann Baker


Brenda Blackmon

Television Journalist

Lourdes Castro

Cookbook Author

Kathleen Chalfant

Broadway and Screen Actress

Melissa Clark

Cookbook Author and Food Columnist, The New York Times

Letty Cottin Pogrebin

Author and Founding Editor of Ms. Magazine

Tandy Cronyn


Megan Fairchild

Principal Dancer, New York City Ballet

Donna Hanover

CUNY-TV Correspondent and Former First Lady of NYC

Jessica Hecht

Broadway and Screen Actress

Magee Hickey

Reporter, PIX11 News

Ellie Krieger

TV Personality and Cookbook Author

Lisa-Ann Marchesi

Television Personality and Entrepreneur

Karen Page

Culinary Author

Joanna Pruess

Food and Travel Writer

Carol Anne Riddell

Reporter/Host, CUNY TV

Amy Robach

Co-Anchor, ABC News: 20/20

Daphne Rubin-Vega

Tony Award-nominated Actress and Singer

Valerie Smaldone

Media Personality

Joyce Wadler

Writer and Humorist, The New York Times

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