Join George Lopez & Ann Lopez at Great Chefs of LA on Nov 8th

GREAT CHEFS OF LA "GO GREEN, GO ORGANIC"  National Kidney Foundation of Southern California Showcases L.A. Top Toques and Tastemakers Led by Chefs of Honor Neal Fraser, Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger 

CLICK HERE TO WATCH VIDEO COVERAGE & check out Celeb arrival photos HERE.

George Lopez - 23rd_Annual_GC_Event_

Apple Levy interviews George Lopez at the 23rd Annual Great Chefs of LA 


One of the city’s most anticipated culinary extravaganzas, the 23nd Annual Great Chefs of Los Angeles brings together L.A.’s top tastemakers for an afternoon of food, wine, music and auctions to benefit the National Kidney Foundation of Southern California. GCLA draws more than 500 people each year, and has raised more than $4.5 million for the foundation since its inception in 1987. The recently introduced “Go Green, Go Organic” theme promotes eco-conscious living and sustainability, utilizing organic foodstuffs and eco-friendly products throughout the festivities.

Watch celebrity interviews at 22nd Annual Great Chefs of LA


George & Ann Lopez

Kidney disease survivor George Lopez and his wife and kidney donor Ann Lopez, both national spokespeople for the National Kidney Foundation, welcome supporters and celebrity friends such as Andy Garcia, Jennie Garth, Peter Facinelli, Samuel L. Jackson, Paul Stanley and Deana Carter to the event, which will recognize Chefs of Honor Neal Fraser (Grace, BLD) and Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger (Border Grill, Ciudad) for their outstanding contributions to the L.A. culinary scene and past work with the NKF. The Chefs of Honor will present awards to their fellow participating chefs to spotlight the use of local, organic and sustainable ingredients.

Hostess Chef Candace Kumai, The Stiletto Chef of TLC’s “Cook Yourself Thin,” will serve as emcee for the event, and will also host the GCLA Webfire Challenge webisode series sponsored by 944 magazine. The four-part video series pits Great Chefs Neal Fraser (Grace, BLD), Jimmy Shaw (Loteria Grill) and Jonathan Burrows (Mr. Cecil’s California Ribs) in a cook-off that tests their creativity and quick-thinking skills, with George Lopez lending his humorous insights and commentary to the challenge. The GCLA Webfire Challenge kicks off on Oct. 19 on, with the top toque announced in the finale episode during the week of Nov. 2.


Ticket giveaways and other exclusive promotions for the event will be offered through the official Facebook Fan Page and on the Twitter feed @greatchefsofla, where hungry fans can follow the latest chef news and exciting developments for GCLA.

Watch chef interviews at 22nd Annual Great Chefs of LA


Featured chefs include:

• 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
• Leyna's Kitchen
Wines and beverages will be provided by:

• Barone Fine Winery
• Buttonwood Farm Winery
• Crossings, New Zealand
• Duckhorn Wine Company
• Frank Family Vineyards
• Golden State Wine Co.
• Grgich Hills Estate
• Jaffe Estate Wine
• Jack Wines
• Jocelyn Lonen Winery
• Kunde Estate Winery
• L'Aventure Winery
• Laetitia Vineyard & Winery
• Loring Wine Co.
• Quinta do Castro
• Regal Wine Co.
• Sterling Organics
• Trefethen Family Vineyards
• Vega Sicilia
• Villa Franttina

• Remy Cointreau USA
• Charles Heidsieck
• Piper-Hiedsieck

• VeeV Açai Spirit
• Tequila Ocho

• Budweiser American Ale
• Bud Light Wheat
• Fireman’s Brew
• Hoegaarden
• Leffe Blonde
• O’Douls
• Michelob Ultra Light
• Michelob Amber Bock
• Shock Top Belgian White
• Stella Artois

Other Beverages
• Bonadea
• IZZE Beverage Company
• Lupicia Fresh Tea
• POM Wonderful
• Smartwater
• Weaver’s Coffee & Tea


944 and Get Hip Get Green, an eco-conscious leader in producing stylish reusable bags, totes and water bottles, sponsor the GCLA “944 Get Hip Get Green” Lounge, outfitted with environmentally friendly lounge furniture provided by Girari Sustainable Furnishing. VeeV Açai Spirit, a leading distiller in promoting social responsibility in the beverage industry, will pour cocktails at the “Go Green Go Organic” Spirits Bar. Guests will use biodegradable utensils by Sysco's Eco Company line.
Guests will receive Get Hip Get Green’s reusable gift totes stuffed with $250 worth of goodies from leading green and eco-friendly companies, including LaRocca Skincare, Healing Skin, Utter Cream,
Eco-Panda, Herbal Water, Nelson J Salon, Alterna, OPI, Explorer’s Bounty, Celtic Sea Salt, Edward & Sons Trading Co., Pop Chips, Robert’s American Gourmet and Little Laura’s Sweets, among many others. Signed copies of Skinny Bastard, the latest book by Skinny Bitch authors Kim Barnouin and Rory Freedman, will also be included in the gift bags.

Sunday, November 8, 2009
12 to 3:30 p.m.

CBS Studio Center (map)
4024 Radford Dr.
Studio City, CA 91604

$150 per person
To purchase, visit

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. 


Related posts:

Video: Up close w/ James Cameron @ the Avatar Earth Day Party
RECALL: Banner Mountain Sprouts Recall Organic Sprouts for Possible Salmonella Contamination
(Video) 30 Stranded Dolphins Saved by Local Heroes


  • Great info and straight to the point. I am not sure if this is truly the best place to ask but do you folks have any thoughts on where to employ some professional writers? Thanks :)

  • on a womans abdomen.Organically-grown subscriber lists are “truer” than ones that were bought or rapidly collected wide receiver at William Mary, he started for three years from 1992 through 1994. Tomlin caught can have a very wide variety of actions under it. The most common and widely known

  • This website is amazing. I will tell about it to my friends and anybody that could be interested in this subject. Great work guys!

  • This website is amazing. I will tell about it to my friends and anybody that could be interested in this subject. Great work guys!

  • This website is amazing. I will tell about it to my friends and anybody that could be interested in this subject. Great work guys!

  • This website is amazing. I will tell about it to my friends and anybody that could be interested in this subject. Great work guys!

  • This is nice! Your site is astounding :D I will suggest it to my family and anybody that could be drwn to this object. Great work guys!

  • This website is amazing. I will tell about it to my friends and anybody that could be interested in this subject. Great work guys!

  • This website is amazing. I will tell about it to my friends and anybody that could be interested in this subject. Great work guys!

  • This is nice! This site is great ;) I will suggest it to my family and anybody that could be enticed by this matter. Great work girls :D

  • This website is amazing. I will tell about it to my friends and anybody that could be interested in this subject. Great work guys!

  • It’s genuinely very difficult in this active life to
    listen news on Television, so I simply use world wide web
    for that reason, and take the most up-to-date news.

  • Hi there colleagues, pleasant post and good arguments commented at this place, I am really
    enjoying by these.

  • Yes! Finally something about Windows 10 Free Upgrade.

  • What’s Taking place i’m new to this, I stumbled upon this I’ve discovered It
    positively useful and it has helped me out loads. I hope to give a contribution & help different users like its helped me.
    Great job.

  • Wow, wonderful weblog format! How lengthy have you been blogging for?
    you made blogging look easy. The full glance of your web site is magnificent, let alone the

  • Hello everyone, it’s my first visit at this site, and article is genuinely fruitful designed for
    me, keep up posting such posts.

  • For the reason that the admin of this site is working, no hesitation very quickly it
    will be renowned, due to its quality contents.

  • fantastic points altogether, you just received a logo
    new reader. What could you recommend about your post that you made a few days
    ago? Any positive?

  • Hey There. I found your weblog the usage of msn. That is an extremely well written article.
    I will be sure to bookmark it and come back to learn more of your helpful info.
    Thanks for the post. I’ll certainly return.

  • Hi there colleagues, how is everything, and what you want to say on the topic of this post,
    in my view its actually amazing in support of me.

  • It’s in reality a great and useful piece of info.
    I am satisfied that you shared this useful information with us.
    Please keep us up to date like this. Thank you for sharing.

  • Heya i’m for the first time here. I found this board and I to find It
    really helpful & it helped me out much. I hope to offer something again and help others like you aided me.
    Gamefly 3 month free trial

  • My programmer is attempting to convince me to move to .net from PHP.
    We have always disliked the concept as a
    result of expenses. But he’s tryiong none the less. I’ve been utilizing Movable-type on a variety of websites for approximately a year and am nervous about switching to another one
    platform. We have heard excellent reasons for having

    What is the way I can transfer my wordpress content into it?
    Any sort of help can be greatly appreciated!