Photos: Family Reach Cooking Live! Boston

Check out scenes from the May 8, 2017, event, at the Ritz-Carlton, Boston.

Family Reach, a national nonprofit dedicated to alleviating the financial burden of cancer, hosted its 6th annual Cooking Live! Boston fundraiser on May 8, at the Ritz-Carlton, Boston. Celebrity chef and Family Reach National Advisory Board President Ming Tsai was joined by renowned chefs Steve DiFillippo (Davio’s), Jamie Bissonnette (Coppa, Toro and Little Donkey), and the new Ritz-Carlton Executive Chef Robert Bruce. This talented lineup delivered a culinary experience like no other. Guests watched as the chefs prepared a five-course meal live in the center of the room with the help of local pediatric cancer patients playing sous-chef for a night. It was an evening full of hope, laughter, and good cheer in support of families fighting one of life’s toughest battles.

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Family Reach hero Ella Campbell with Chef Ming Tsai / Photo by Amy Buelow

Amy Choi and Nicole Shimabukuro snag a picture during the cocktail reception / Photo by Glenn Kulbako

Chef Steve DiFillippo, Janet Wu and Chef Jamie Bissonnette / Photo by Glenn Kulbako

Hana Davis, Keith Leighton, Carol Parks and Joseph Parks / Photo by Glenn Kulbako

The Avery Bar’s Sterling Jackson mixing cocktails thanks to cocktail reception sponsor Patrón Tequila / Photo by Glenn Kulbako

Chefs Robert Bruce, Rodney Murillo, Ming Tsai, Steve DiFillippo and Jamie Bissonnette creating a meal like no other / Photo by Glenn Kulbako

Chef Ming Tsai, Libby Allard and Family Reach CEO Carla Tardif presenting Kenji Freedman with the annual Ming Tsai Leave Your Mark Award / Photo by Glenn Kulbako

Family Reach CEO Carla Tardif and Family Reach Founder Rick Morello chat with Camille Wahl, one of the pediatric cancer patients that inspires the work they do each day / Photo by Amy Buelow