It was a glorious Sweet 16 anniversary last night at Chelsea Piers for the beloved “Second Helping of Life” celebration.
SHARE, the New York City-based national nonprofit that supports the community of women affected by ovarian and breast cancer and their loved ones, hosted the night with ABC 20/20’s Amy Robach taking the helm. The annual tasting benefit featured 27 of New York City’s celebrity women chefs paired with ‘celebrity’ women sous chefs from theatre, television and print media.
Distinguished honorees included Sandra Lee, television chef and star of 2018 documentary Rx: Early Detection, A Cancer Journey with Sandra Lee, for her work in the national expansion of access to affordable breast screenings, and Andrea Jung, President and CEO Grameen America, for her work in the cancer community.
Hundreds of guests gathered at the pier for delights and tastes by such wonderful establishments ran by beautiful staff donating their time with: Barbara Sibley, La Palapa Cocina Mexicana, Nasim Alikhani, Sofreh
Rebecca Charles, Pearl Oyster Bar, Alex Guarnaschelli, Butter, Abigail Hitchcock, CamajeSara Jenkins, Porsena, Abigail Kirsch, AK Catering, Kiersten and Krista Gormeley, Shaka Bowl, Donna Lenard, Il Buco, Carly Nelson, The Norwood Club, Mina Newman, Sen Sakana, Sawako Okochi, Shalom Japan, Alex Raji, Txikito, Surbhi Sahni, Saar NY, Anne Saxelby, Saxelby Cheese, Amy Scherber, Amy’s Breads, Ivy Stark, El Toro Bianco, Jelena Pasic and Dardra Coaxum, Harlem Shake, Simone Tong, Little Tong*, Melba Wilson, Melba’s, Katrina Zit of St. Anselm and special servings by Hannah’s Bar with Cocktails by T Salon and High Tea.
Pastry chefs were: Carol Becker, William Greenberg Desserts, Jessica Craig,
L’Artusi , Fany
Gerson, Dough & La Newyorkina*, Sarabeth Levine, Sarabeth’s , Deborah
Racicot, Narcissa, and
Abby Swain, Temple Court.
Celebrity chefs on hand were: Chef Tamsen Fadal, Anchor PIX11 News, Brenda Blackmon, Television journalist, Sandra Bookman, Anchor WABC-TV, Melissa Clark, The New York Times*, Audrey Flack, American Artist , Sara Gore, Host NBC New York Live, Donna Hanover, television personality, Magee Hickey, WPIX News Reporter, Jennifer Keil, Reporter New York Post, Lisa Ann-Marchesi, Television Personality and Entrepreneur , Sara Moulton, television personality, Debra Monk, Tony and Emmy Award winning Actress, Karen Page, Author, Joanna Preuss, Author, Carol Anne Riddell, CUNY-TV reporter/host and Laila Robins, America stage and television actress, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Tony Award-nominated Actress, Linda Simidian, Producer Good Day New York, Valerie Smaldone, media personality, JoJo Starbuck, Olympic figure skater, Joyce Wadler, Writer and Humorist The New York Times and Derina Wilson, Fitness Guru.
The silent auction in addition raised
thousands for the fantastic cause that is making the difference in the lives of
hundreds of women.