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Masahuru Morimoto & Wylie Dufresne are Cooking to Raise Funds for Autism Research and Awareness

The culinary world is gathering in New York City for an exceptional night of dining in support of the one in 68 individuals affected by autism spectrum disorder.

Autism Speaks, the world's leading autism science and advocacy organization, will showcase award-winning chefs from around the country at its eighth annual Celebrity Chef Gala fundraiser on November 3rd. More than 100 distinguished chefs, working tableside, will create four-course meals for guests at the landmark Cipriani Wall Street.

Participants include Masahuru Morimoto, Wylie Dufresne, Bill Telepan, Eli Kulp, Jimmy Bannos and many more. The evening, hosted by Ted Allen of Food Network's Chopped, will also feature a performance by Tony-winner Nikki M. James of the Broadway revival of Les Miserables.

You can help by making a donation to Autism Speaks here.