Chefs' Charity needs help to support St. Michael Special School

February 2016
By: Bill Capo, WWLTV

At 93, legendary New Orleans chef Leah Chase still enjoys cooking, and she's planning the Chefs' Charity For Children menu.

"I'm going to do chicken breasts stuffed with oyster dressing, and I should do some string beans on the side because I don't know if they have anything for vegetarians," she joked.

The 39th annual Chefs' Charity fundraiser is March 9 at 10 a.m. the Hilton Riverside Hotel, and nearly a dozen of the nation's top chefs will join Chase in passing along kitchen tricks in the daylong cooking lesson and comedy act, and then everyone enjoys sampling all ten dishes.

"I'm looking forward to that, I really do. And every year they say, 'When are you going to quit?' I'm not not going to let these men have it all to themselves, I'm going out there," Chase said with a laugh.

In addition to Chase, the superstar lineup includes new additions Alon Shaya and Justin Devillier, as well as returning chefs Emeril Lagasse, John Besh, John Folse, Tory McPhail, Greg Reggio, Andrea Apuzzo, Goffredo Fraccaro and The Wong Brothers from Trey Yuen.  The Wongs will welcome as their guest nationally-known chef Martin Yan, of the PBS television series "Yan Can Cook."