NEW YORK (FOX5NY.COM) - On a Tuesday morning, Chef Franklin Becker led an Italian cooking class at the restaurant Cena 081 in Westbury, Long Island. But it was with a different group than the celebrity chef works with most days.
"Take the edge at the side of the bowl, crack it and drop it in," Becker explained as he demonstrated how to crack eggs to the rapt audience.
The 30 or so adults who followed along all have autism or other developmental disorders. Becker, who is behind restaurants including The Little Beet and Catch, is intimately familiar with this population because he has teenage son with autism.