Top Female Chefs Gather to Battle Cancer

Some of the city’s top women chefs, among them Anita Lo, Top Chef’s Nikki Cascone, and Alex Guarnaschelli of Butter, along with top female food writers and celebrity sous-chefs including Ruth Reichl and Carol Higgins Clark, will gather next month to benefit SHARE, a cancer-support group for women. The full press release is after the jump.


Gael Greene, Kathleen Chalfont, Daphne Rubin-Vega and Jill Eikenberry will be among the celebrities acting as “sous chefs” to 25 of the city’s finest women chefs.

SHARE is a 31 year-old not for profit organization offering survivor-led support to those affected by breast or ovarian cancer. Drawing on their own experiences, cancer survivors help others address the many emotional and practical issues that arise from a cancer diagnosis, empowering individuals and communities to advocate for increased access to care, improved treatment modalities, better quality research and increased research funding. SHARE’s services include hotlines in English and Spanish, with capacity in 12 other languages, support groups, wellness programs, educational meetings, and advocacy activities. All programs are free of charge.

A Second Helping of Life
A benefit for SHARE featuring New York City’s top women chefs
Monday, September 15, 2008
V.I.P. Reception 6-7 pm and General Admission Tasting from 7-9:30 PM
Pier 60 at Chelsea Piers

Tickets: $300.00 for the tasting; $500.00 for tasting and VIP reception

For tickets and information:

Among the Participating Chefs:

Rebecca Charles, of Pearl Oyster Bar, the event’s Executive Chef Emeritus

Anita Lo, of Annisa, the event’s Executive Chef Emeritus

Jennifer Appel, Buttercup Bake Shop

Alison Awerbuch, Abigail Kirsch Catering

Rachel Binder, Lever House

Lynn Bound, Café 2 & Terrace 5 at the Modern

Nikki Cascone, 24 Prince

Ariane Daguin, D’Atagnan

Odette Fada, San Domenico

Caroline Fidanza, Diner and Marlow and Sons

Deborah Gavito, Counter

Carmen Gonzalez

Alex Guarneschelli, Butter

Gabrielle Hamilton, Prune

Abigail Hitchcock, Camaje and Abigail Cafe & Wine Bar

Emily Isaac, Trois Pommes Patisserie

Patti Jackson, Centovini

Abigail Kirsch, Abigail Kirsch Catering

Sarabeth Levine, Sarabeth’s Bakery

Melissa Murphy, Sweet Melissa Patisserie

Rosa Ross, Scrimshaw Restaurant

Amy Scherber, Amy’s Breads

Sue Torres, Suenos and Los Dados

Patricia Williams, District

Arlene Weston, Maroons

Among the Participating Celebrity Sous Chefs:

Leslie Bennetts, Author

Brenda Blackmon, UPN 9 News anchor

Kathleen Chalfant, Actress

Carol Higgins Clark, Author

Patti D’Arbanville, Actress

Jill Eikenberry, Actress

Jenn Gambatese, Actress
Judy Gold, Comedian

Gael Greene, Food Critic and Author

Lisa Kron, Writer and Performer

Marisa Acocella Marchetto, Author

Robin Mattsin, Actress

Karen Page, Author

Ruth Reichl, Editor In Chief, Gourmet

Carole Shelley, Actress

Valerie Smaldone, Media Personality

Daphne Rubin-Vega, Actress

Linda Stasi, NY Post Columnist

Joyce Wadler, Journalist

Top Female Chefs Gather to Battle Cancer