The evening, which celebrates the "shared spirit of the culinary and theatre arts," kicked off with delicacies prepared by such top New York chefs as Michael Ayoub, David DeCarlo, Marian Golea, Alex Guarnaschelli, Michael Hu, Jehangir Mehta, Nancy Olson and Cedric Tovar. The second portion of the gala featured songs, skits and readings from a host of theatre favorites, including Manoel Felciano, Malcolm Gets, Cheyenne Jackson, Madhur Jaffrey, Marc Kudisch and Mary Testa.
At left (from top): Marc Kudisch, Mary Testa, Cheyenne Jackson, Manoel Felciano, Malcolm Gets, and Michael John LaChiusa.
Below: The chefs, who cooked up a delicious evening of food, represented the following restaurants: Acasa, Butter, Cronkite Pizzeria and Wine Bar, Graffiti Food and Wine, Gramercy Tavern, Hana Pastries, Angus Mcindoe and Peacock Alley.
photos by Aubrey Reuben and Jennifer Mitchell