Presented by L.A. Kitchen, The Wiltern and the Los Angeles Times.
Sponsored by Roland Foods.
Los Angeles – a city rich in culture, food and community spirit and resilience. We invite you to join a conversation on the power of food and its impact in our communities while showcasing rising sous chefs in a two-segment cook-off. L.A. Kitchen is bringing four of Los Angeles’ best sous chefs together to showcase their culinary talent, creativity and ability to think on their feet. Inspired by Jose’s relief efforts in Puerto Rico, each chef will be challenged to create a memorable dish out of everyday ingredients readily available in a disaster relief situation. The participating chefs will be given the opportunity to join the World Central Kitchen chef relief team. A pre-event reception will offer dinner, drinks, and exhibitor tasters.
7:00 PM – Doors & Dinner Reception
Dinner provided by L.A. Kitchen is included in ticket price. Drinks will be available for purchase throughout.
8:00-10: 30 PM – Sous Chef Challenge & Panel Discussion
José Andrés (Chef/Owner, ThinkFoodGroup, Somni, The Bazaar by José Andrés, Founder, World Central Kitchen and Board Chair, L.A. Kitchen), Jonathan Gold (Food Critic, LA Times), Robert Egger (Founder, L.A. Kitchen, DC Central Kitchen, Campus Kitchen), Zooey Deschanel (Actress & Founder, The Farm Project), Ron Finley (The Ron Finley Project), Nyesha Arrington (Executive Chef, Native LA), Tim Kilcoyne (Executive Chef, Scratch Sandwiches), Alex Granados (Sous Chef, Native LA), Manuel Villagomez (Sous Chef, Broken Spanish), and more to be announced!
The evening will be presented by World Central Kitchen founder and 2018 James Beard Humanitarian Award recipient José Andrés and Times restaurant critic Jonathan Gold. Hosted by the L.A. Kitchen.
GA level 1 and level 2 cocktail table seating – $50+fees
GA level 3, 4 and 5 seating – $40+fees
Loge seating – $30+fees
Mezz seating – $20+fees