A vendor with Dolce and Gelato doles out a sample at the tasting event as Sam Moreno waits his turn.

Dozens of Long Island chefs fired up their grills for the fourth annual Chefs of Long Island Tasting Event to raise funds for the nonprofit Life’s WORC’s Family Center for Autism, which helps people with developmental disabilities, at The Carltun in East Meadow.

Photos by Ed Shin.

Life’s WORC Board Member Rick Ritacco, Life’s WORC Founder Victoria Schneps-Yunis and her granddaughter, Life’s WORC Board Member Tariq Khan, Life’s WORC Board Member John Murn, and Life’s WORC Board Member and honoree Ed O’Donnell.
Amy Greenberg, President of the North Shore Autism Circle and an event sponsor, with Speech Pathologist Melissa Concepcion.
Chairman of the Board of Life’s WORC Rick Del Mastro, Life’s WORC Board Member Peter Klein, and Life’s WORC Executive Director Janet Koch.
Performer Tyler Gianchetta playing the Dulcimer.
Amanda Letteri of Stew Leonard’s Wine and Spirits of Carle Place.
Dolce and Gelato owner Gino Parente.
Joseph Messana of Angel Guardians for the Autistic and Elderly with Priscella Arena, Executive Director of SASI.

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