22nd Annual Great Chefs of LA “Go Green, Go Organic”

On Sunday, Nov 9th, the great chefs of LA will be celebrated at CBS studios for the 22nd Annual Great Chefs of Los Angeles event. With the National Kidney Foundation of Southern California as the beneficiary of the event's proceeds, the celebration was taken to a whole new level of excellence by going green & organic!

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Comedian George Lopez and wife Ann Lopez
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Kidney disease survivor, George Lopez & his adoring wife Ann Lopez are hosting the bash.  "After receiving the gift of life, a kidney transplant from my loving wife Ann in 2005, we joined forces with the National Kidney Foundation in the fight against kidney disease," says George Lopez. "Our goal has always been to spread awareness about preventative measures against the disease and the need for organ donation. Both Ann and I are excited to support the foundation in their latest mission to host green and eco-friendly events, starting with the Great Chefs of Los Angeles, because we cannot improve the health of our community unless we also take steps to ensure the health of our planet for future generations."


Celeb attendants include Andy Garcia, Brooke Burns, Dominique Swain (“Lolita”), Aimee Garcia (“George Lopez Show”) and Belita Moreno (“George Lopez Show”).

Host Chef Govind Armstrong of 8 oz. and Table 8 and Chef of Honor Gino Angelini of Angelini Osteria and La Terza lead a stellar lineup of top toques from around town, with entertainment provided by DJ Mike Palmieri.

Featured chefs and tastemakers include:

Tim Goodell, 25 Degrees
Jacob Wildman, 8 oz.
Ryan Wingo, 8 oz.
Andrew Steiner, Andrew’s Cheese Shop
Jon Shook & Vinny Dotolo, Animal
Simon Dolinky, Blvd 16 at Hotel Palomar
Raymond Alvarez, Border Grill
Calogero Drago, Celestino Ristorante & Panzanella
Celestino Drago, Enoteca Drago, Il Pastaio & Drago Ristorante
Jason Travi, Fraiche
Neal Fraser, Grace
Manuel D. Medina, West at Hotel Angeleno 
Josie Le Balch, Josie Restaurant
Frank Leon, La Loggia Ristorante
Tom Fraker, Melissa's Produce
Henri Abergel, Mistral
Joachim Weritz, Moonshadows
Alberto Morello, Olio e Limone
Giacomino Drago, Piccolo Paradiso & Il Pastaio
Ann Hickey, Plush Puff Gourmet Marshmallows
Joni Fay Hill & Denise Daclan, Saltistry
Tanino Drago, Tanino Ristorante & Panzanella
Brian Moyers, The Blvd at Beverly Wilshire
Nicola Mastronardi, Vicenti Ristorante

What's So Green About It?

A "Get Hip Get Green" Lounge will feature the trendy Get Hip Get Green's new line of eco-friendly bean bags, as well as organic chocolate fountains by Chocolate Covered Company, environmentally friendly lounge furniture provided by Girari Sustainable Furnishing and insightful reading from Whole Life Times. ABSOLUT Los Angeles vodka, a portion of whose proceeds benefit Green Way, will pour cocktails in the ABSOLUT Los Angeles Green Lounge.

Guests will use biodegradable utensils by Sysco's Eco Company line, and separate recycling units will be available throughout the event. Non-alcoholic beverages are available from Guayaki, Pom Wonderful and Source Water, all companies with an organic focus.

The fashionable line of Get Hip Get Green gift bags will be filled with more than 40 eco-friendly and organic items, including gifts from Get Hip Get Green, Sencha Naturals, Ambassador Organics, LaRocca Skincare, Bellina Estates, Alterna, Two Leaves and A Bud Tea Company, Guayaki, Source Water USA, Helen’s Foods, OPI and more.

When's the gig?

Sunday, November 9, 2008
12 to 3:30 p.m.

Where's it at?

CBS Studio Center
4024 Radford Dr.
Studio City, CA 91604

How can you help?

A live auction takes place at 2:30 p.m. Featured items for this year’s auction include a multi-course dinner for 10 guests at home prepared by Chef of Honor Gino Angelini, a private cooking class and dinner for two at Table 8 Los Angeles with Host Chef Govind Armstrong, and a day in the kitchen and dinner at Animal with chefs Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo.

Want to learn more about the Kidney Foundation of Southern California?

The National Kidney Foundation is the major voluntary health organization dedicated to preventing kidney disease, improving the health and well-being of individuals and families affected by kidney disease and increasing the availability of all organs for transplantation. Through its offices nationwide, the foundation conducts programs in research, professional education, patient and community services, public education and organ donation.


Join The Green Girls, Apple & Pace, along with 500 expected guests in celebrating the great chefs of Los Angeles.  Enjoy tasty food, delicious flowing wine, great music and do it all, Eco-friendly style!  You can still grab tickets here.    

Watch Video of this delicious event!

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