TOP CHEFS AND LOCAL TASTEMAKERS SET THE STAGE FOR THE 24th ANNUAL BENEFIT CELEBRATION OF GREAT CHEFS OF LOS ANGELES
One of the city's most anticipated culinary extravaganzas, the 24th Annual Great Chefs of Los Angeles "Go Green, Go Organic," event brings together L.A.'s top tastemakers for an afternoon of food, wine, music and auctions to benefit the National Kidney Foundation serving Southern California and Southern Nevada. GCLA draws more than 800 food-frenzied revelers each year, and has raised more than $4.5 million for the foundation since its inception in 1987.
Taking center stage as Host Chefs are Top Chef's Chef Stefan Richter (Stefan's at LA Farm) and The Stiletto Chef, Candice Kumai of TLC's "Home Made Simple," who join Chef of Honor Jimmy Shaw (Loteria) and 944 Magazine in the celebration of LA's top toques, presenting awards to fellow outstanding chefs and charitable colleagues. Event highlights include the "Beer Chick's Beer Garden" where Beer Sommelier and author Christina Perozzi will tap a fine selection local craft brews, Border Grill's Taco Truck, celebrity DJ Mike Palmieri, Silent & Live Auctions & much more.
GLCA 2010 spotlights Michael L. Klausman, Sr.V.P., West Coast Operations & Engineering President of CBS Studio Center with the Chef Star Humanitarian Award, presented for outstanding community leadership, ardent support and generous contributions toward the fight against kidney disease and the work of the National Kidney Foundation. Klausman's generosity in the past 3 years has enabled the NKFSC to raise nearly a half million dollars to fund critical NKFSC&SN programs, affording children and their families the ability to attend the Children's Painted Turtle Summer Camp, Teen Summer Camp at Mammoth Mountain & Fall Family Camp.
Sunday, November 7
12 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
CBS Studio Center
4024 Radford Dr.
Studio City, CA 91604
$150 per person. To purchase tickets, visit www.kidneysocal.org
Ticket giveaways and other exclusive promotions for the event will be offered through Facebook at facebook.com/greatchefsofla and on Twitter feed @greatchefsofla, where hungry fans can follow the latest chef news and exciting developments for GCLA.
Adam Horton Saddle Peak Lodge
Calogero Drago Celestino Pasadena
Candice Kumai The Stiletto Chef
Celestino Drago & Ian Gresik Drago Centro
Chris Moran Events D'Elegance
Davin Waite Sushi Popper Popper Foods LLC
Darrin Finkel Ralph Brennan's Jazz Kitchen
Giacomino Drago Il Pastaio
Jimmy Shaw Loteria Grill
Joan Vogel The Shopping Cart Chef
Jonathan Burrows Mr. Cecil's California Ribs
Jorge Gomez La Grande Orange Café
Joseph Gillard Napa Valley Grille
Josie Le Balch Josie Restaurant
Manuel Medina West Restaurant & Lounge
Mary Sue Milliken Border Grill & The Border Grill Truck
Matt Carpenter Momed
Michael Fiorelli mar' sel
Onil Chibás & Alberto Morales Elements Kitchen
Roberto Maggioni Lago
Shigefumi Tachibe CHAYA Restaurant Group
Simon Dolinky Blvd. 16 at Hotel Palomar
Stefan Richter & Leo Bongarra Stefan's at L.A. Farm
Tanino Drago Tanino Ristorante, Panzanella Ristorante & Via Alloro
Tom Fraker Melissa's World Variety Produce
Michele Carbone 'Friday Evening: Creating La Dolce Vita'
Polk a Tots Cupcakes
All About The Bread
Piper-Hiedsieck ChampagneBonny Doone Vineyard
Bridlewood Estate WineryButtonwood Farm Winery
Dragonette CellarsFrank Family Vineyards
FIFTYROWGolden State Wine Co.
Grgich Hills EstateJaffe Estate Wine
Jack WinesJacuzzi Family Vineyards
Mateus RoseOne Hope Wine
Pocas WinesQuivira Vineyards & Winery
VeeV Açai SpiritHighland Park Scotch
Ri1 WhiskeyVentura Limoncello
"Beer Chick's" Beer GardenFireman's Brew
3D TeaAyala's Herbal Water
BonadeaIZZE Beverage Company
Weaver's Coffee & Tea
Major Sponsors in partnership include CBS Studio Center, American Airlines, 944 Magazine, Aetna & Aetna's Healthy Food Fight, One Legacy, Pacific Equity Properties & The Village Walk at Tarzana, Sysco, Eco Products, Edwards Industries, Get Hip Get Green, Alterna, Eat Cleaner, The Vermont Butcher Block Company, International Events, Events D'Elegance and Farmacy Agency, among many others.
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.
release via SLife PR