Autism Speaks Hosts 5th Annual Celebrity Chef Gala With Guy Fieri

by Tracey Lewis · October 4, 2011

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    Celebrity chef and 'Minute to Win It' host Guy Fieri emceed for a crowd of more than 1,000 guests during last night's 5th Annual "Autism Speaks to Wall Street" fundraiser held at Cipriani Wall Street.

    The event, which was co-hosted by Lee Brian Schrager of Southern Wine and Spirits, and '60 Minutes' correspondent Lesley Stahl, featured a four-course meal prepared by 100 of the world's leading chefs including Masaharu Morimoto, Todd English, Charlie Trotter, Terrance BrennanCesare CasellaTom Colicchio, Nate Appleman, Wylie Dufresne, Tory Miller, Masaharu Alfred Portale, Katsuya Fukushima and Jonathan Waxman.

    For entertainment, Autism Speaks President Mark Roithmayr and KRG Chairman Steven Wise engaged in a “Minute to Win It” apple-stacking contest onstage, while pianist Rex Lewis-Clack (a young musician who is blind and also has autism) and opera singer Sam McElroy gave performances.

    [Mark Roithmayr, Susan Harris, Phil Harris, Suzanne Wright, Guy Fieri, Alison Niederauer, Duncan Niederauer, Bob Wright]

    [Alison Niederauer, Duncan Niederauer]

    [Masaharu Morimoto, Franklin Becker]

    [Cathleen Lewis, Suzanne Wright, Rex Lewis-Clack, Bob Wright]

    [Guy Fieri, Steven Wise, Mark Roithmayr]

    [Chef Wylie Dufresne] [Bob Wright, Franklin Becker, Mark Roithmayr]

    [Cathleen Lewis, Rex Lewis-Clack]

    [Masaharu Morimoto]