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Tom Colicchio of 'Top Chef' appearing at Cinema Arts Centre screening of 'A Place at the Table'

Tom Colicchio, shown at Topping Rose House in

Tom Colicchio, shown at Topping Rose House in Bridgehampton, will appear at Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington. (Sept. 12, 2012) Credit: Gordon M. Grant

'Top Chef’s' Tom Colicchio will be on hand on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. when Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington holds a fundraiser for Island Harvest (a Long Island food bank) with a screening of the film “A Place at the Table.” The documentary examines childhood hunger in America and features insights from Colicchio, a food activist, as well as from such other notables as actor Jeff Bridges and nutritionist Marion Nestle.

Colicchio, who is also executive chef of the four-star Topping Rose House in Bridgehampton, will take part in a post-movie panel discussion that includes congressman Steve Israel, Island Harvest president Randi Shubin Dresner and CBS Radio personality Mike Xirinachs. Assemb. Charles Lavine will moderate.

Film tickets are $25; VIP tickets, at $50 a person, include a 6:30 p.m. preshow reception with panel members, food, wine and preferred seating.

To purchase tickets, go to

Cinema Arts Centre is at 423 Park Ave., Huntington, 631-423-7611,

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