The AutismCOOKS! Celebrity Chef Gala brings together the talents of 15 celebrity chefs, all in the name of a good cause.
Hosted by celebrity chef and Hungryroot founder Franklin Becker, the Oct. 24 event will raise money for Pop.Earth, a non-profit organization whose mission is to “provide holistic health and wellness options to those with autism and developmental disabilities for low-cost to free,” according to the event website.
Pop.Earth was founded by Debbie Stone, the mother of an 11-year-old child with autism, when she was unable to find “affordable activities, workshops and classes to ease the symptoms of her son.” Stone’s Om Holistic Center for Autism & Developmental Disorders offers free and affordable programming including yoga, massage therapy, art therapy, and music therapy.
Stone is also launching Pop-U-Lace at AutismCOOKS! shoelaces with GPS technology so that parents with disabled children can track them when necessary.