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8 Star Chefs
8 Monday Nights
8 Incredible Restaurants
All Benefitting 4 Charities
6:30 pm Welcome Cocktail Reception
7:30 pm Wine Paired Dinner
9:00 pm Auction Items & Prizes
9:30 pm Dessert
Monday, February 20th
Chef/Owner Bruce Kalman has gained recognition from James Beard, with a nomination for “Rising Star Chef,” and has appeared on the Food Network to earn a “Chopped” championship title as well as on Esquire Network to win “Knife Fight.” His Northern Italian cooking style embraces the diverse and abundant produce of California to create exquisitely balanced flavor profiles meant to warm the soul at KP Hospitality concepts like UNION in Pasadena, CA and Knead & Co. Pasta Bar + Market in L.A.’s Grand central Market. His commitment to indigenous ingredients goes beyond the farmers’ market to build strong connections with local providers, keeping the operations’ carbon footprint low, supporting the local economy, and connecting diners to high quality vegetables, meats, and cheeses straight from the source.
Suzanne Goin & Caroline Styne
Monday, March 6th
Lucques is the flagship home of James Beard award-winning chef Suzanne Goin and acclaimed Sommelier and Restaurateur Caroline Styne. This beloved restaurant features Suzanne's market-driven California-French cuisine set in screen actor Harold Lloyd's former carriage house, handsomely restored. Enjoy stellar cocktails by Christiaan Rollich and desserts by Pastry Chef Sahar Shomali.
Monday, March 13th
Early on in her career Nancy was named Food and Wine Magazine’s “Best New Chef”, in addition to “Pastry Chef of the Year”, “Who’s Who of Cooking” and “Outstanding Restaurant” for Campanile by the James Beard Foundation. Bon Appetit also awarded Silverton Best of Food & Entertaining, “Food Artisan” as well. Most recently, she received the highest honor given by the James Beard Foundation for “Outstanding Chef” as well as listed as one of the Most Innovative Women in Food and Drink by Fortune and Food and Wine Magazine.
Along with Mario Batali & Joe Bastianich, Nancy Silverton is the co-owner of Osteria Mozza and Pizzeria Mozza in Los Angeles, Newport Beach, and Singapore, as well as Mozza2Go and Chi Spacca in Los Angeles.
She is active in fundraising for numerous charities, most notably with Share Our Strength and Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation in Philadelphia, New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago.
The Rose Cafe
Monday, March 27th
Chef Jason Neroni (formerly of Superba) has kept the roots of the Rose that the community knows and loves, while introducing his seasonal, globally influenced cuisine.
Chef Jason Neroni’s menu focuses on local Southern California cuisine with an international influence from his world travels. The bakery celebrates American classics, as well as some of the original Rose bakery classics re-conceptualized with their innovative techniques.
Connie and Ted's
Monday, April 3rd
At his trio of seafood-focused concepts, Executive Chef Michael Cimarusti combines his knowledge and appreciation of the dynamic nature of seafood with an advocacy for sustainable fishing practices evident in every dish. Cimarusti’s acclaimed first restaurant Providence, a bastion of Los Angeles fine dining for over a decade, has yielded several James Beard Award nominations and two highly coveted Michelin stars. Located in the heart of West Hollywood, Connie and Ted’s pays homage to Cimarusti’s grandparents and the simple, honest seafood cookery of New England. His newest venture is Cape Seafood and Provisions, a sustainable seafood market serving wild-caught whole fish and custom filets, USDA Prime steaks and chops, and a variety of prepared items and grab-and-go dishes. Today, Cimarusti, Echiverri, and Co-Owner Donato Poto operate Providence, Connie & Ted’s, and Cape Seafood and Provisions. Outside of his restaurants, Michael actively supports the Special Olympics and always finds time to go fishing with his two children.
Monday, April 17th
A native Angeleno, Chef Fraser is the chef/owner of two of Los Angeles’ best loved restaurants; the former Grace and BLD. Redbird, his follow up to Grace, opened in the Rectory building of Vibiana in January 2015. BLD at LAX and ICDC, an ice cream / doughnut / coffee shop also debuted in 2015. Fritzi Dog, his healthy hot dog concept with partner John Moshay, is located in the Original Farmers Market.
Chef Fraser battled Iron Chef Cat Cora in 2006 on Food Network’s widely popular series “Iron Chef America” and became the first California chef to win the culinary competition. He was named Angeleno Magazine’s “Chef of the Year” in 2007. Fraser most recently appeared on BravoTV’s Season 5 of “Top Chef Masters” and was victorious on the Esquire Network’s “Knife Fight.”
Jon Shook & Vinny Dotolo
Son of a Gun
Monday, May 8th
James Beard award winning Los Angeles chefs Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo are the owners of animal, Son of a Gun, Trois Mec, Petit Trois, Jon & Vinny’s and Trois Familia. They have been credited with innovating and changing the dining scene in Los Angeles through their critically acclaimed restaurants.
Shook and Dotolo have received numerous nominations and awards including Food & Wine’s 2009 Best New Chef, StarChefs’ 2008 Rising Star Chef, and eight James Beard nominations including 2009’s “Best New Restaurant” for animal, 2011’s “Best Chef Pacific”, 2015’s “Best New Restaurant” for Petit Trois, 2016’s “Outsanding Restaurant Design” for Jon & Vinny’s, and “Best Chef West” in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016. The duo took home their first jointly won James Beard Award this May for “Best Chef West”. In 2013, Shook and Dotolo formed a culinary partnership with Lexus and were named Culinary Masters. In 2015, Shook and Dotolo became the newest All-Clad Chef Ambassadors. A dream come true for Shook and Dotolo, they partnered with Vans and released a Chef Shoe Line collaboration for animal, Son of a Gun and Jon & Vinny’s in January this year.
Hungry Cat Hollywood
Monday, May 22nd
David Lentz is the chef and owner of The Hungry Cat, known for seasonally inspired menus that feature impeccably fresh seafood, bi-coastal American classics and top-notch cocktails made with farmers’ market ingredients.
Chef Lentz, born in Maryland, now lives in the Hollywood Hills with his wife, Chef Suzanne Goin and their three children, all of whom root for the Baltimore Ravens.
About Billy Harris
Billy Harris is one of the most sought-after MC’s in the business. He presides over many major charity events including those with the James Beard Foundation, No Kid Hungry, Share our Strength, Autism speaks and Alex’s Lemonade along with major food festivals such as the Cochon555 tour, The Food & Wine Classic in Aspen, Los Angeles Food & Wine and many more. His award winning web series, Hanging with Harris features over 125 episodes as he travels the world visiting everything from the finest restaurants and Chefs to local dive bars.
Beverage and Dinner Partners
William Grant and Sons
Established in 1887, family owned William Grant and Sons is a luxury spirits company with a portfolio of award winning brands enjoyed worldwide.
Mixologist Charlotte Voisey
Charlotte Voisey’s career is too gifted with accolades to list them all. She has appeared on The Next Iron Chef America, Top Chef Masters, and covered the royal wedding of Kate and William. In 2004 she was named the UK Bartender of the Year, in 2006 she won silver at the World Female Bartending Championships. In 2011, she was named Wine Enthusiast's first Mixologist of the Year. Today, Brooklyn-based Voisey is the Director of Brand Advocacy for Willam Grant and Sons, and travels frequently to speak about cocktails and mixology. She filmed the first AND one-hundredth episodes of Hanging with Harris! Hang with Charlotte Video
Vinocadre represents a collection of small family owned estates specializing in undiscovered artisan wines. Each winery represents a unique character with estate rarity coveted by wine enthusiasts and collectors searching for high personality wines.
DRY Sparkling Soda
Lightly sweet, culinary-inspired sodas. Using unique flavor notes, DRY features a lineup of sparkling beverages that are simple and unexpectedly palate pleasing.
Ice Cream Partner
At Coolhaus, we love all types of food and strive to push the boundaries of traditional dessert by creating unique, sweet-meets-savory flavors you can't find anywhere else.