Los Angeles magazine’s 2nd Annual Culinary Extravaganza on Sunday, October 14,
at Kitchen Academy in Hollywood Benefits the Los Angeles Mission
What: Los Angeles magazine’s The Food Event: Home Grown previews and brings to life The Food Issue, Los Angeles magazine’s November 2007 issue, which showcases ingredients made, farmed, or baked within two hours and 200 miles of home. High-profile Los Angeles chefs and area restaurants will show and tell how they “go green” and keep it close to home.
When: Sunday, October 14, 2007 Hours: 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Price: Tickets are only $40 (all demonstrations, food and drinks included) with $25 of each ticket benefiting the Los Angeles Mission, which aids the men, women, children, and families on Skid Row.
To purchase tickets visit: www.ticketweb.com; use keyword “L.A. Mag”
or call (323) 993-7211; 21+ preferred
Activities: Celebrity Chef Cooking DEMOS: Learn recipes, tips, and techniques from L.A.’s brightest culinary stars. Meet them up close and personal in Kitchen Academy’s demonstration theater, a state-of-the-art demonstration kitchen and on the outdoor Snyder Diamond gourmet kitchen stage.
CJ (CHRIS JACOBSON) vs. BETTY FRASER
This year’s “TOP CHEF” competitor and “TOP CHEF” Season 2’s Betty Fraser (Grub restaurant) battle it out.
KERRY SIMON – Simon L.A. at Sofitel L.A. Suzanne Tracht – Jar
Michael Cimarusti – Providence; 2:30 p.m. Akasha Richmond – Akasha’s Visionary Cuisine Catering
Anthony Jacquet – The Whisper Lounge Jared Simons – Violet
Steven Rojas – Saddle Peak Lodge Dakota Weiss – Sunset Tower Hotel
David Schanhals – THE PALM West Hollywood Mirko Paderno – All’ Angelo
Author of will be signing her book.
For more information about the event including participating chefs: www.lamag.com/thefoodevent
Pastry Primers: Josie Pastry Chef Jonna Jenson and others will demonstrate signature creations. Learn insider’s secrets on creating perfect pastries, cakes, bread, and more, in Kitchen Academy’s professional pasty kitchen.
Hosts – Debbie Matenopoulos and
Actor and “Smart & Final” spokesperson Jake Hanover
Restaurant samplings: Taste some of the most delicious food in town from 20 Top L.A. Restaurants including Simon L.A., The Whisper Lounge, Saddle Peak Lodge, The Palm West Hollywood, The Palm Downtown, SUNSET tower bar, Akasha Visionary Cuisine Catering, La Vecchia, and more.
Wine and spirits tastings: Official “Food Event” wine sponsor, La Crema, a pioneering boutique winery known for intensely flavored Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from the cool Sonoma Coast is among several to be featured. A Beer Garden will be provided by Father’s Office restaurant.
Entertainment: 94.7 The Wave
Coffee Bar by LAMILL and Gelato Bar by Gail Silverton & Joel Gutman.
Water by Smart Water and Vita-water.
Kitchen trends: see the latest in how to outfit your home kitchen by Snyder Diamond, specializing in kitchens for 50 years, featuring Viking, Kitchen Aid and Sub Zero.
Live entertainment, Prizes and Opportunity drawings
For more information about The Food Event: Home Grown, please contact the Valentine Group L.A. at 323.571.8003.
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