It was a special night of women helping women, along with men and children from all over New York City. SHARE, the New York City-based national nonprofit that supports the community of women affected by ovarian and breast cancers and their loved ones rang in the the 15th Anniversary of A Second Helping of Life in grand style.
Hundreds of guests attended the beloved annual tasting benefit that had 30 of New York City’s celebrity women chefs paired with ‘celebrity’ women sous chefs from theatre, television and print media.
“This is such a great cause and I am happy to be here,” said Chef Abby Swan from Temple Court at her booth.
The walk-around tasting displayed to great awe dishes like Barbara Sibley’s Braised Brisket Barbacoa Tacos, Rebecca Charles’ infamous Lobster Rolls, Amanda Cohen’s Shanghai Shoots, Roxanne Spruance Pork Belly, Sara Jenkins Porchetta Sandwich and Alex Guarnaschelli’s Heirloom Tomato Lasagna.
The evening was hosted by Tamsen Fadal, Emmy award winning anchor for WPIX 11 and dedicated breast cancer advocate.
Female chefs led the cooking sessions to great delight for tastings as celebrity sous chefs helped at tables.
“I am having an amazing night,” said attendee Joyce Samuels. “So many great women coming together for an important moment touches my heart.”
PARTICIPATING WOMEN CHEFS INCLUDED: Barbara Sibley, La Palapa Cocina Mexicana, Lynn Bound, 54 Below, Adreanne Cheatam, Harlem Pop-Up Series*, Rebecca Charles, Pearl Oyster Bar, Amanda Cohen, Dirt Candy, Alex Guarnaschelli, Butter, Abigail Hitchcock, Camaje, Patti Jackson, Delaware & Hudson, Sara Jenkins, Porsena, Abigail Kirsch, AK Catering, Ali LaRaia, The Sosta, Sawako Okochi, Shalom Japan, Allison Robicelli, Rips’, Amy Scherber, Amy’s Breads, Roxanne Spruance, Kingsley, Ivy Stark, El Toro Bianco, Simone Tong, Little Tong* and Melba Wilson, Melba’s.
PARTICIPATING WOMEN PASTYR CHEFS INCLUDED: Isabel Cross, Agern, Sarabeth Levine, Sarabeth’s, Diane Forley, Flourish Bakery, Deborah Racicot, Narcissa, Fany Gerson, Dough & La Newyorkina* Abby Swain, Temple Court Colleen Grapes, and Jesssica Weiss, Maialino.
WOMEN CELEBRITY SOUS CHEFS (Personalities from media, entertainment, television, publishing) INCLUDED: Becky Ann Baker, Actress, Lisa Ann Marchesi, CE Bella D’Olivia, Masterchef, Brenda Blackmon, Emmy Award-winning journalist, Sara Moulton, television personality, Lourdes Castro, NYU Professor and author, Karen Page, Kathleen Chalfront, Obie Award-winning actress, Melissa Clark, The New York Times*, Tandy Cronyn, Actress, Megan Fairchild, NYC Ballet dancer, Jessica Hecht, Tony-nominated actress, Magee Hickey, WPIX News Reporter, Debbie Kosofsky, NBC Today Food*, Kate Krader, Bloomberg Pursuits*, Ellie Krieger, Food Network Host, and Joanna Preuss.
It was truly a night to remember.