Emeril Lagasse Receives Lifetime Achievement Award At Food Allergy Ball

by EMILY HOLLANDER · December 8, 2009

Daniel Boulud, Mary Richardson Kennedy, Emeril Lagasse Last night at The Waldorf Astoria, attendees and honorees raised their glasses and EpiPens to support the 12th Annual Food Allergy Ball.

[All photos by JONATHON ZIEGLER for PMc]. Thanks in part to our Purell nation, peanut, shellfish, lactose and gluten allergies have become so prevalent, there's a ball to benefit research and awareness.  Both Emeril Lagasse, and Charles Koppelman, the chairman of Martha Stewart Omnimedia, were recognized for their achievements and dedication.  Chaired by Mary Richardson Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Julia Koch, Sharyn Mann, Todd Slotkin, and Patricia and James Cayne, the event drew a host of notable New Yorkers offering support to those affected by various food allergies.

Todd Slotkin, Sharyn Mann Denise Bunning, David Bunning Todd Slotkin, Sharyn Mann, Denise Bunning, David Bunning

Daniel Boulud, Mary Richardson Kennedy, Emeril Lagasse Daniel Boulud, Mary Richardson Kennedy, Emeril Lagasse

Conor Kennedy, Sharyn MannCece Cord Conor Kennedy, Sharyn Mann, Cece Cord

David Koch, Sharyn Mann, Julia Koch, Todd Slotkin David Koch, Sharyn Mann, Julia Koch, Todd Slotkin

Arthur Backal, Liana Silverstein Backal Abby Braverman, Steve Braverman Arthur Backal, Liana Silverstein Backal, Abby Braverman, Steve Braverman

Alexandra Lebenthal, Jay Diamond Stephanie Winston Wolkoff Alexandra Lebenthal, Jay Diamond, Stephanie Winston Wolkoff

Elliot Jaffe, Roslyn Jaffe, Sharyn Mann, Todd Slotkin Elliot Jaffe, Roslyn Jaffe, Sharyn Mann, Todd Slotkin

Jennifer Trulson, Roxanne Palin, Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, Liana Silverstein Backal Jennifer Trulson, Roxanne Palin, Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, Liana Silverstein Backal

Roxanne Palin, Dean Palin Lance Korman, Shawn Frankel Roxanne Palin, Dean Palin, Lance Korman, Shawn Frankel

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