Women Chefs Come Out in Force for Benefit

Kaplan and Stark

Nicole Kaplan and Ivy StarkPhoto: Patrick McMullan

Its often remarked, and with some justice, that the New York restaurant business is a mans world, with women having to claw and scratch for every bit of recognition. (At least, that was Keith McNallys view.) A Second Helping of Life, though, a big benefit event for breast-and ovarian-cancer survivors, boasts a pretty heady lineup of stars, and all of the female persuasion: Prunes Gabrielle Hamilton, Del Postos Nicole Kaplan, Butters Alexandra Guarnaschelli, Amalias Ivy Stark, and Rebecca Charles, inventor of the lobster roll, will all be present and accounted for, along with such founding mothers of the New York food scene as Gourmets Ruth Reichl, and the formidable Ariane Daguin of D'Artagnan. Tickets are $300 for the event, to be held on September 17 on Chelsea Piers. Visit sharecancersupport.org for more information.