Chefs and Celebrities Gather for Kids’ Cancer Benefit

Mario Batali, Christina Tosi, and Karlie Kloss were among attendees for the annual 'Chefs for Kid's Cancer' benefit
Mario Batali, Christina Tosi, Karlie Kloss Gather for Kids’ Cancer Benefit
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Christina Tosi of Momofuku Milk Bar, supermodel Karlie Kloss, and other notable chefs and celebrities raised funding for pediatric cancer research.

Notable chefs and celebrities gathered on Feb. 25 at the Altman Building for the Chefs for Kids' Cancer benefit. Proceeds will go to the Cookies for Kids Cancer organization, which raises funds for pediatric cancer research. Founded in 2008, the organization honors the memory of Liam Witt, a young boy whose dreams of becoming a chef were cut short after he died in 2011, at the age of six.

Since then, Liam’s parents have remained committed to raising money for research and better treatment options for children. This year's event raised $900 thousand in funding.

The event was co-chaired by Dan Kluger of abc kitchen and Jonathan Benno of Lincoln Ristorante, and participating chefs included Geoffrey Zakarian of The Lambs Club, Alex Guarnaschelli of Butter, Gavin Kaysen of Café Boulud, Nick Anderer of Maialino, and others. Each chef prepared a multi-course meal for individual tables of guests. Meanwhile, Christina Tosi of Momofuku Milk Bar led a team of pastry chefs, including Erin McKenna of BabyCakes, and supermodel Karlie Kloss, whose project Karlie’s Kookies, is available through Milk Bar.

Other notable guests in attendance included Chef Mario Batali, actor Paul Rudd, and the Barenaked Ladies, who performed a live set. 

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