Photo Coverage: Kulish, Alvarez, & Kowalik Reunite for BILLY ELLIOT Celebrity Cook-Off
Yesterday evening, May 4, David Alvarez, Trent Kowalik and Kiril Kulish, Tony winners for their performance as Billy in the hit musical Billy Elliot, reunited to support TrueChild in their Celebrity Cook-Off event at the Institute of Culinary Education. TrueChild is a leading national organization that helps all children break through stereotypes so they can be true to themselves and reach their full potential. Alvarez, Kowalik and Kulish were joined by "Top Chef" season five finalists Carla Hall and Fabio Viviani. BroadwayWorld was on hand to capture the event.
The event was hosted by "Top Chef" season four star Ryan Scott. The TrueFlavors Celebrity Cook-Off was sponsored by ING. For the competition, the teams each had 35 minutes to prepare a three course meal with secret ingredients revealed only moments before the contest.
Billy Elliot the Musical is the joyous celebration of one boy's journey to make his dreams come true. Set in a small town, the story follows Billy as he stumbles out of the boxing ring and into a ballet class, discovering a passion that takes him by surprise, and takes his whole family on an incredibly uplifting adventure. For more information and tickets visit www.BillyElliotTheMusical.com.
Photo Credit: Genevieve Rafter Keddy
Carla Hall, Fabio Viviani, and Ryan Scott from Bravo'Top Chef'
Charles Gunkel, Hung Huynh (Winner Top Chef 3), Massimo DeFrancesca (Executive Chef, Domasa) and Ivan Quimi
Carla Hall, Ryan Scott (tonight's Emcee), Fabio Viviani, and Sunny Anderson (Food Network Host)
Chip Wheeler (ING Foundation) and Sunny Anderson
Hung Huynh (Judge for tonight's event)
Massimo DeFrancesca (Judge for tonight's event)
Russell Saray (Host Committee Member)
Gina Reiss (Executive Director of TrueChild)
Ryan Scott, Chip Wheeler and Kiril Kulish
Fabio Viviani and Ryan Scott
Trent Kowalik and Ryan Scott
David Alvarez and Ryan Scott
Kiril Kulish and Carla Hall
Mai Bar, Massimo DeFrancesca, Hung Huynh and Sunny Anderson get ready to judge the competition
Kiril Kulish and Chip Wheeler
A view from above
Mai Bar, Massimo DeFrancesca, Sunny Anderson and Hung Huynh
Patrick Dunlea (Bravo's Top Chef) and Ryan Scott
Sunny Anderson getting ready to announce the winners
Kiril Kulish waiting for the outcome
The Winning Team hears the news
The Winning Team-Carla Hall, Kiril Kulish and Chip Wheeler
Contestants, staff of TrueChild and Judges-Joy Wang, Hung Huynh, Mai Bar, Gina Reiss, Massimo DeFrancesca, Erol, Carol Sun, Ryan Scott, Carla Hall, Kiril Kulish, Chip Wheeler, Fabio Viviani, David Alvarez, Trent Kowalik and Bridget Healey