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Wall Street’s finest join forces with the culinary elite at one of New York City’s premier galas to raise funds and awareness for the autism community. 

Event Chair
Brian Harper
Chief Executive Officer
Rouse Properties

Top Chefs. 4 Courses. One Night to Remember.

Autism Speaks proudly presents the 11th annual Celebrity Chef Gala. Wall Street’s finest join forces with the culinary elite at one of New York City’s premier galas to raise funds and awareness for the autism community. The evening begins with award-winning chefs and mixologists presenting hors d’oeuvres and specialty drinks during the cocktail reception. Then some of our finest chefs from around the country execute tableside preparation and serve signature four-course meals exclusively for their guests.

Hosted By

Joey Fatone
Entertainer, Actor, Children’s Activist

Honoring

John M. Ferguson
Partner, Goodwin Proctor LLP

Event Chair

Brian Harper
Chief Executive Officer
Rouse Properties

Event Committee

Jennifer Caserta
Lincoln Crichlow
Nicole Kushner Meyer
Nicolas O’Connell
Trey Packenpaugh
David Schner
Sunni Spencer
Louise Vongerichten
Allison Ziering Walmark

Cipriani Wall Street
55 Wall Street
New York, NY 10005

  1. Cocktail Reception

  2. Dinner
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Video

Highlights from our 2016 Autism Speaks Celebrity Chef Gala

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2016 Chefs

  • Michael Armstrong, Bodega Negra
  • Tyler Atwell, Lafayette Grand Cafe and Bakery
  • Mario Bacherini, Paris Gourmet
  • Jimmy Bannos, The Purple Pig, Heaven on Seven
  • Aaron Bashy, Maloney & Porcelli
  • Ashfer Biju, Perrine, NYC
  • Chad Brauze
  • Chad Brown, Hunt & Fish Club NYC
  • Cesare Casella, The Center for Discovery
  • Felix Castro, Coppelia
  • Scott Cioe
  • Amanda Cook, Centrolina
  • Chris Coombs, Deuxave, Boston Chops & Dbar
  • Bradley Day, STK Downtown
  • Sylvain Delpique, ‘21’ Club
  • Carl Dooley, The Table at Season to Taste
  • Shaun Doty, The Federal
  • Maggie Downey, Doughgirl216
  • Daniel Eddy, Rebelle 
  • Kristen Fereck, High Street on Hudson
  • Michael Ferraro, Delicatessen
  • Michael Franey, David Burke fabrick
  • Damien Franqui, Locanda Verde
  • Will Gilson, Puritan & Company
  • Michael Ginor, Lola, Hudson Valley Fois Gras
  • Suzanne Haug, The Elephant
  • Daniel Holzman, The Meatball Shop
  • Lena Huynh, Hunt & Fish Club NYC
  • Jeff Jarrett, Dinner in the Dark
  • Joseph "JJ" Johnson, The Cecil & Minton's Harlem
  • Tiffany Jones, The Gander
  • Gavin Kaysen, Spoon & Stable
  • Todd Kelly, Orchids at Palm Court
  • Megan Ketover, Orchids at Palm Court
  • Jiho Kim, The Modern
  • Joe Kindred, Kindred
  • Lance Knowling, Blujeen
  • Geoffrey Koo, Riverpark
  • Michael Lee
  • Sylvain Leroy, Paris Gourmet
  • Lien Lin, Bricolage
  • Jeremy Lisy, Green City Growers
  • Tony Mantuano, Spiaggia
  • Lucero Martinez, Pampano
  • Shane McBride, Balthazar
  • James McDevitt, Bohlsen Restaurant Group
  • Julian Medina, Toloache
  • Jehangir Mehta, Graffiti
  • Rachel Miller
  • Tory Miller, L’Etoile, Graze, Sujeo & Estrellon
  • Ikuma Motoki, ‘21’ Club
  • Peggy Parten, The Center for Discovery
  • John Patterson, Fork Restaurant
  • Jason Pfeifer, Maialino
  • Doug Psaltis, RPM Steak/ RPM Italian
  • Deborah Racicot, Locanda Verde
  • Ralph Scamardella, Tao Group
  • John Selick, Sodexo at University Hospitals Ahuja Medical Center
  • Allysun Selick, Aramark
  • Daniel Sharp, The Meatball Shop
  • Robert Sisca, G Hospitality
  • Andrew Smith, Riverpark
  • Roxanne Spruance, Kingsley
  • Mallory Staley, The Elephant
  • Penny Stankiewicz, Sugar Couture
  • Brad Steelman, River Café
  • Rob Valencia, Great Performances
  • Rhy Waddington, Winged Foot Golf Club
  • Justin Walker, Earth at Hidden Pond
  • Jessica Weiss, Maialino
  • Michael Zebrowski, The International Culinary Center

2015 Chefs

  • Maggie Downey, Cafe Avalaun
  • Jeff Jarrett, Sterle's Country House
  • Jeremy Lisy, Green City Growers
  • John Selick, University Hospitals Ahuja Medical Center
  • Shane Lyons, Distilled NY
  • Jason Pfeifer, Maialino
  • Rhy Waddington, Winged Foot Golf Club
  • Jamie Bissonnette, Toro & Coppa
  • Kerry Heffernan 
  • Jehangir Mehta, Graffiti Me and You
  • Chris Coombs, Deuxave, Boston Chops & Dbar
  • Jimmy Bannos, The Purple Pig & Heaven On Seven
  • Tony Maws, Craigie on Main
  • Masaharu Morimoto, Morimoto
  • Justin Walker, Earth at Hidden Pond
  • Brad Steelman, The River Café
  • Ralph Scamardella, Tao Group
  • Sylvian Delpique, '21' Club
  • Shane McBride, Balthazar
  • Todd Kelly, Orchids at Palm Court
  • Michael Schlow, Good Essen
  • Edward Kim, Ruxbin & Mott Street
  • Jesus Delgado, Tanta Chicago
  • Michael Lascola, The Proprietors Bar & Table
  • Joshua Smith, The Back Room at Moody's
  • Michael  Kornick, mk The Restaurant
  • Aaron Bashy, Maloney & Porcelli
  • Paul Denamiel, Le Rivage
  • Joseph "JJ" Johnson, The Cecil & Minton's Harlem 
  • Walter Hinds, Madison Square Tavern
  • Lance Knowling, Blujeen
  • Jiho Kim, The Modern
  • Louis Dibiccari, Tavern Road
  • James McDevitt, Bohlsen Restaurant Group
  • Tony Messina, UNI
  • Keith Pooler, Bergamot
  • Todd Winer, Pastoral
  • Paul Virant, Vie, Perennial Virant & Vistro
  • Robert  Sisca, Bistro du Midi
  • Michael Ginor, Lola, Hudson Valley Foise Gras
  • Doug Psaltis, RPM Italian & RPM Steak
  • Michael Ferraro, Delicatessen
  • Michael Armstrong, Bodega Negra
  • Tim Graham, Travelle 
  • Andrew Zimmerman, Sepia
  • Jeff Mahin, Stella Barra Pizzeria, Summer House Santa Monica, and M Street Kitchen
  • Michael Scelfo, Alden & Harlow
  • Julian Medina, Toloache
  • Ed Cotton, Sotto 13
  • Cesare Casella, The Center for Discovery
  • Michael Chernow, The Meatball Shop
  • Daniel Holzman, The Meatball Shop
  • Will Gilson, Puritan & Company
  • John Patterson, Fork Restaurant
  • Ryan Pascullo, Telepan Restaurant 
  • Tyler Atwell, Boulud Sud & Bar Boulud
  • Jean-Francois, Bonnet Tumbador Chocolate
  • Felix Castro, Delicias Urbanas
  • Scott Cioe, The Back Room @ One57
  • Amanda Cook, Cookshop
  • Suzanne Haug, Pete's New Haven Style Apizza
  • Steve Kasow, The Gander and Recette
  • Sam Kincaid, High Street on Hudson
  • Sylvain Leroy, Paris Gourmet
  • Alina Martell, Vaucluse
  • Dina Melendez, Tumbador Chocolate
  • Ikuma Motoki, '21' Club
  • Tracy Obolsky, North End Grill
  • Pichet Ong
  • John Park, Quenelle
  • Peggy Parten, The Center for Discovery
  • Deborah Racicot, Narcissa
  • Larissa Raphael, Telepan
  • Sunny Raymond, Union Square Cafe
  • Thiago Silva, EMM Group
  • Mame Sow, The Cecil & Minton's
  • Mallory Staley, The Elephant 
  • Penny Stankiewicz, Sugar Couture
  • Rob Valencia, Great Performances
  • Michael Zebrowski, The International Culinary Center
  • Jillian Vose, The Dead Rabbit Grocery and Grog
  • Bill Anderson, Vie, Perennial Virant & Vistro
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Contact

For more information, please contact:

Venas Matthews-Bazin, Senior Director, National Special Events
venas.matthews-bazin@autismspeaks.org
(646) 385-8546

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