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23rd Annual "Great Chefs of Los Angeles"
11 ratings
4.8 average rating
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5 events
3 reviews
1 stars
attended Nov 08 2009

Great event with good food. Got a little crowded towards the second half of the event, but there was plenty of food and wine for everyone. Get there early is the best advice I could give.

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11 events
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24 stars
attended Nov 08 2009

This event is the Best. Great Food, Beverages & a Great Cause!!!

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21 stars
attended Nov 08 2009

Wonderful benefit for the National Kidney -- and GREAT food.

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One of the city’s most anticipated culinary extravaganzas, the 23rd 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. The “Go Green, Go Organic” theme promotes eco-conscious living and sustainability, utilizing organic foodstuffs and eco-friendly products throughout the festivities.

Kidney disease survivor George Lopez and his wife and kidney donor Ann Lopez, both national spokespeople for the National Kidney Foundation 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 NKF. The culinary lineup includes three dozen of the city’s best chefs, along with top wines, spirits and other beverages. 944 magazine and Get Hip Get Green, an eco-conscious leader in producing stylish reusable bags, totes and water bottles, sponsors the GCLA “944 Get Hip Get Green” Lounge, outfitted with environmentally friendly lounge furniture provided by Girari Sustainable Furnishing.

All guests will receive gift bags stuffed with $250 worth of goodies from leading eco-friendly companies.

With Chefs of Honor:

  • Neal Fraser (Grace & BLD) &
  • Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Fenniger (Border Grill & Ciudad)

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

  • RIGHT Gin


  • 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

Chef and provider lineup is correct as of publication but is subject to change.