Autism Speaks announces co-chairs for 2019 Celebrity Chef Gala: Matt Higgins and Christina Tosi

May 7, 2019
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On October 15, Autism Speaks will once again bring together the best and brightest of the culinary industry to help raise vital funds in support of people with autism and their families at the 13th Annual Celebrity Chef Gala in NYC.

This year, we’re proud to announce that Christina Tosi and Matt Higgins are joining Autism Speaks to co-chair the event. The pair made the announcement official with their followers on Instagram and Twitter – complete with cake, of course!

Christina is the two-time James Beard Award-winning chef and founder of Milk Bar, a judge on Fox's MasterChef series and was featured on the hit Netflix docuseries Chef's Table. Matt Higgins is the co-founder and CEO of RSE Ventures, a private investment firm, a Guest Shark on ABC’s Shark Tank, Vice Chairman of the Miami Dolphins and a member of the Autism Speaks board of directors.

At the gala – which helps funds research, resources and services that meet the diverse needs of individuals with autism - guests enjoy signature four-course meals, with tableside preparation and execution by some of the country's best chefs and restaurants, including Aska, NoMad, Momofuku/Ko, The Modern, Tao, Del Posto, and Catch. Guests can expect a unique dining experience, with custom-created menus from participating chefs.