LA: Great Chefs of LA Benefit


Good weather, good food, and good wine/alcoholic beverages, good cause, and good friends call for a deliciously good time.  This Sunday is the 23rd Annual Great Chefs of LA Benefit.  As one of the city’s most anticipated culinary events, the 23rd Annual Great Chefs of Los Angeles brings together L.A.’s most renowned chefs for an afternoon of food, wine, music and auctions to benefit the National Kidney Foundation of Southern California.

With a list of chefs this extensive and talented, it’s no wonder the event draws a crowd of more than 500 people each year.

  • Adam Horton, Saddlepeak Lodge
  • Akasha Richmond, Akasha
  • Andrea Cavaliere, Cecconi’s
  • Benjamin Ford, Ford’s Filling Station
  • Bob Lynn, La Grande Orange
  • Brain Moyers, BLT Steak
  • Calogero Drago, Celestino Ristorante & Panzanella
  • Celestino Drago, Drago Restaurant, Enoteca Drago, Il Pastaio, Drago Centro
  • Chris Moran, Events D’Elegance
  • David Linville, Charlie’s Malibu
  • Frank Leon, LaLoggia Ristorante & Bokado
  • Keven Alan Lee, EAST Restaurant & Lounge
  • Giacomino Drago, Il Pastaio
  • Govind Armstrong, 8 oz.
  • Jason Johnston, Dakota
  • Jesse Perez, Fuego at Hotel Maya
  • Jimmy Shaw, Loteria Grill
  • Joachim Weritz, Moonshadows
  • Jonathan Burrows, Mr. Cecil’s California Ribs
  • Jorge Chicas, The Bazaar – SLS Hotel
  • Josie Le Balch, Josie Restaurant
  • Margarito Cid, Harry’s Oklahoma Style Smokehouse BBQ
  • Mary Sue Milliken & Susan Feniger, Border Grill & Ciudad Restaurants
  • Michael Fiorelli, mar’sel
  • Neal Fraser, Grace & BLD
  • Paolo Sicuro, Via Alloro
  • Roberto Maggioni, Lago
  • Sam Marvin & Christopher Goossen, Bottega Louie Restaurant & Gourmet Market
  • Simon Dolinky, BLVD 16 at Hotel Palomar
  • Steven Fretz, XIV
  • Tanino Drago, Tanino Ristorante & Panzanella Ristorante
  • Yoji Tajima, SHU – Sushi House Unico

The event takes place Sunday, November 8 from noon – 3:30pm at the CBS Studio Center (4024 Radford Avenue Studio City, CA 91604).  Tickets are $150 (only 750 tickets available in total) and can be purchased on the National Kidney Foundation’s website.  Aside from a fully satisfied tummy and knowing you did a charitable thing, you will also receive a gift basket with $250 of goodies (I am thinking coupons and maybe samples) promoting the recently introduced “Go Green, Go Organic” theme of eco-conscious living and sustainability, utilizing organic foodstuffs and eco-friendly products.

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