At City Harvest's 16th annual Bid Against Hunger restaurant tasting event on Oct. 19, the organization raised nearly $1.1 million. The money raised will provide food for more than 4.5 million meals for New York City's hungry.

Cesare Casella, executive chef/partner of Salumeria Rosi Parmacotto; Eric Ripert, chef/owner of Le Bernardin; Gail Simmons, host of Bravo's "Top Chef: Just Desserts;" Marc Murphy, chef/owner of Landmarc; and City Harvest executive director Jilly Stephens

The sold-out event, which took place at Manhattan's Metropolitan Pavilion, featured chefs and culinary experts from over 70 of Manhattan and Brooklyn's top restaurants, including Le Bernardin, Tribeca Grill, Craft, Blue Hill, Buttermilk Channel and Landmarc. The walk-around tasting and auction provided guests with the opportunity to see some of the city's top chefs in action.

City Harvest is the world's first food rescue organization, dedicated to feeding the city's hungry men, women, and children.