Celeb Chefs Cook for Cancer, Be Their Guest

In support of breast and ovarian cancer, over two dozen of NYC's top chefs are joining forces to serve their finest at the seventh annual "A Second Helping of Life" event during Food and Wine Week at Chelsea Piers.  The benefit will support Share, a New York based, non-profit organization that empowers women affected by the diseases. Join the tasting, fine wine and silent auctions and get to meet your favorite celebrity chefs on September 20th at 7pm.  It's an evening not to be missed.  I'll be there along with Chef Alex Guarnaschelli of Butter restaurant and Food Network host, who's serving as the executive chef for the night.

Purchase a ticket or if you'd like, tables can be purchased for 8 or 10 and help support the cause.

Keep reading to see a list of participating chefs...

2010 Guest Chefs:

Jennifer Appel, Buttercup Bake Shop; Alison Awerbuch, Abigail Kirsch Catering and Events; Heather Bertinetti, Marea; April Bloomfield, The Spotted Pig & The Breslin; Lynn Bound, Café 2 & Terrace 5 at MOMA; Nikki Cascone, Octavia’s Porch; Ariane Daguin, D’Artagnan Inc; Gina DePalma, Babbo; Amanda Freitag, The Harrison; Gabrielle Hamilton, Prune; Emily Isaac, Trois Pommes Patisserie; Sara Jenkins, Porchetta; Patti Jackson, I Trulli; Meredith Kurtzman, Otto; Sarabeth Levine, Sarabeth’s; Nancy Olson, Gramercy Tavern;  Deborah Racicot, Gotham Bar and Grill; Alexandra Raij, Txikito & El Quinto Piño; Missy Robbins, A Voce; Heather Carlucci-Rodriguez, Print; Rosa Ross, Scrimshaw; Barbara Sibley & Margaritte Malfy, La Palapa Cocina Mexicana; Ivy Stark, Dos Caminos; Julie Taras Wallach, Little Giant & Tipsy Parson; Sue Torres, Sueños.

2010 Celebrity Sous Chefs- Each will be teamed with a guest chef at the serving table:

Actresses : Jane Alexander, Jayne Atkinson, Martha Byrne, Kathleen Chalfant, Tandy Cronyn, Jill Eikenberry, Judy Gold, Jessica Hecht, Wendy Kaufman, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Carole Shelley, and Julie White Media Personalities : Brenda Blackmon, UPN 9 News Anchor Cindy Hsu, WCBS-TV News Anchor Kelly Choi, Host, Top Chef Masters. Authors : Jill Davis, Carol Higgins Clark, and Laura Day Culinary Personalities : Barbara Fairchild, Editor-In-Chief Bon Appetit, Dana Cowin, Editor-In-Chief, Food & Wine Magazine, Karen Page, Wine and food columnist and author, The Flavor Bible and Radio Personalities: Donna Hanover and Valerie Smaldone,

2010 Beverage Participants:

Banfi Vintners, Bouchaine Vineyards, C & P Wines, Carolina Wine Company, Fizzy Lizzy Sparkling Juices, Ithaca Beer Co., Kindred Spirits USA, Nestle Waters of North America, Palm Bay International/Planeta La Segreta Wines, Rogue Ales & Rogue Creamery, SolStars Wines, T Salon, The Wine Sisterhood, Willamette Valley Vineyards, Wines of Argentina, Wines of Brazil,  ZYR Vodka