'Barefoot Contessa' Ina Garten opens up East Hampton home for Child Advocacy Center benefit

Celebrity chef and best-selling cookbook author Ina Garten opened up her Hamptons home this weekend to benefit a Long Island charity. The culinary queen played

Ina Garten opened up her Hamptons home this

Ina Garten opened up her Hamptons home this weekend to benefit a local charity.

EAST HAMPTON - Celebrity chef and best-selling cookbook author Ina Garten opened up her Hamptons home this weekend to benefit a Long Island charity.

Garten's East Hampton home is where her show "The Barefoot Contessa" is filmed. The culinary queen played hostess at a private party there to raise money for the Children's Advocacy Center of Suffolk County.

Garten has called the Hamptons home for more than 25 years. She says she loves hosting dinner parties, as evidenced by the many guests she entertains on her Food Network show.

Her secret for a successful Hamptons dinner party? "Get everything done before the guests arrive," she says. "You open the door and it looks like it's just something you whipped up in the minutes before they got there!"

According to its website, the Children's Advocacy Center of Suffolk County aims to promote safety, healing and justice for child victims of abuse and their families.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Top 5 Must See

Police say three people were taken to the 1 Police: Multivehicle crash shuts down westbound LIE
Charles Bottitta, who lives on Hawkins Road, says 2 Brookhaven Highway Dept. accused of targeted harassment
The Homeland Security Department released memos outlining plans 3 DACA program in-tact while LI schools struggle for funds
Long Islanders are showing love for Makenzie Cadmus, 4 'Butterfly baby' Makenzie Cadmus turns 1
On Monday, there were 11 phoned-in bomb threats 5 FBI probes threats targeting Jewish Community Centers

advertisement | advertise on News 12

More News

Head to the East End to see and Hot in the Hamptons

Elisa DiStefano tells us what's Hot in the Hamptons!

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE