−Smorgasburg LA @ ROW DTLA10:00 am – 11:00 am
Price: FreeEvent website: http://la.smorgasburg.com/+10:00 amSmorgasburg LA @ ROW DTLA
−Taste of the Eastside 2017 @ LOS ANGELES RIVER CENTER & GARDENS3:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Taste of the Eastside is a food+drink festival that showcases the evolving and diverse food scene of the eastside neighborhoods of Silver Lake, Echo Park, Eagle Rock, Highland Park, Los Feliz, Atwater and beyond. Check out a timelapse video of Taste of the Eastside 2015 here!
VIP Entry: 3pm
General Admission Entry: 4pm
Food Vendors will serve from 3pm – 7pm
Bar will serve from 3pm – 8pm
Live Music and KCRW DJs will play from 3pm – 8pm
PLEASE NOTE: SATURDAY, APRIL 29, IS THE LAST DAY TO GET GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS FOR $45!
Taste of the Eastside is entirely organized and staffed by volunteers and all proceeds from the event go to support local non-profits. Learn more here.
Taste of the Eastside invites over two dozen restaurants from the evolving and diverse food scene of the eastside neighborhoods.Each restaurant or chef showcases a signature dish or creates something unique just for the event.
We are currently accepting restaurant applications for Taste of the Eastside 2017. Submit a vendor application here, or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Interested in reaching over 1,000 local food enthusiasts by sponsoring our event? Please download our sponsorship booklet to learn more. For more information, please contact Johanna Breeland at email@example.com or 206.619.2584+3:00 pmTaste of the Eastside 2017 @ LOS ANGELES RIVER CENTER & GARDENS
−5:00 pm – 9:30 pm
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Jennifer Jovanovic
GrowingGreat Hosts Celebrity Farm-To-Table Event Supporting the Health and Education of Los Angeles Families
Top L.A. chefs to prepare an oceanfront, farm-to-table dinner in support of healing communities locally and beyond through nutrition, garden and science education for children, teens and parents.
MANHATTAN BEACH, CA — Los Angeles celebrity chefs Nyesha Arrington (Top Chef), Ray Garcia (executive chef, Broken Spanish) and Diana Stavaridis (executive chef, Manhattan House) will headline GrowingGreat’s 4th Annual Farm to Table Benefit on Sunday, April 30, 2017. This intimate event will include cooking demonstrations, wine tastings, a gourmet dinner, desserts prepared by Cupcake Wars winner, Stephanie Franz(executive pastry chef, The Strand House, Shade Hotels), live auction and dancing under the stars on the oceanfront rooftop of the new Shade Hotel in Redondo Beach. Chef David LeFevre (Fishing with Dynamite, MB Post, Arthur J) and Andrea and Michael Zislis (Shade Hotels, Strand House, Rock’N Fish, Rock & Brews) are honorary chairs of the event. Student leaders from Environmental Charter High School in Lawndale and community volunteers will be honored for their outstanding leadership and support. Gift bags will be provided by 5 Carrots, a marketing, branding, and production company specializing in healthy living and organic and plant-based products.
All proceeds go to GrowingGreat, a non-profit organization that has been improving the wellbeing of communities in Greater Los Angeles and around the country for 18 years. Their mission: to build nourishing, learning communities that empower children to make healthy food choices.
GrowingGreat programs are critical to support the health and academic success of our future generations. For most of the families impacted by GrowingGreat, their garden is the only green space in the cement-covered city where they live, and a rare source of fresh produce. Due to donor support – from events like the Farm-To-Table dinner and other sources – 60% of programs are in low-income communities.
“We help families access healthy, organic foods, no matter where they live,” says Jennifer Jovanovic, Executive Director. “Children who don’t get enough to eat or who don’t have access to healthy foods fall behind in school, in health, and in life. At GrowingGreat, we are committed to helping those children.”
GrowingGreat significantly impacts the lives of over 11,000 students and an additional 20,000 parents and siblings each year through a multitude of programs and partnerships, including:
“It’s an honor to work with such a dynamic organization and continue to provide the tools and education that young students need to learn healthy eating habits,” says Honorary Event Chair, Chef David LeFevre. “It’s imperative to teach kids about real food and healthy eating, now and for generations to come.”
When: Sunday, April 30, 2017 from 5:00-9:30 (PDT)
Where: Shade Hotel, Redondo Beach, 655 N Harbor Drive, 90277
GrowingGreat’s mission is to build nourishing, learning communities that empower children to make healthy food choices. Their garden and nutrition education programs are multicultural with a focus on literacy and scientific inquiry. GrowingGreat programs inspire children and teens, families, civic leaders, community organizations and businesses to become leaders in promoting healthy food choices through hands-on STEM (science, technology, engineering, math), garden and nutrition education programs. Since they were founded in 1999, they have served over 250,000 children, teens and families.
−The Los Angeles Times Food Bowl Opening Night|CHEF’S FABLE @ The Wiltern6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Presented by LA, Grow! and the Los Angeles Times.
Join us to celebrate the opening of LA Times Food Bowl, a month long -citywide- culinary festival.
Doors open at 6 PM. Food by Kogi BBQ, Pasta Sisters, Mariscos Jalisco, and drinks will be available for purchase before and after the Q&A Panel.
Q&A Panel with:
Roy Choi (Kogi BBQ, Chego! A-Frame, Commissary, POT, Locol), David Gelb (Director, Jiro Dreams of Sushi, Chef’s Table), Magnus Nillson (Chef, Fäviken), and Niki Nakayama (Chef, n/naka.) Hosted by Jonathan Gold.
Los Angeles – a city rich in culture, food, and entertainment. We invite you to join a conversation on the evolution of the culinary industry, its impact on the silver screen, and how the world’s hottest chefs have grown to share the stage with Hollywood’s biggest stars. Pulitzer Prize winning critic Jonathan Gold, will the lead the discussion.
Following, the screening of Jon Favreau’s Chef (2014).
Carl Casper is an acclaimed chef with a family life that seems as decaying as his artistic freedom. Those frustrations boil over into a raucous viral-videoed public confrontation against a restaurant critic who panned his cooking of food that his boss ordered him to make against his instincts. Now with his career ruined, Carl’s ex-wife offers an unorthodox solution in Miami: refit an old food truck to offer quality cooking on his own terms. Now with his young son, Percy, and old colleague, Martin, helping, Carl takes a working trip across America with that truck to rediscover his gastronomic passion. With Percy’s tech savvy and Martin’s enthusiasm, Carl finds that he is creating a traveling sensation on the way home. In doing so, Carl discovers he is serving up more than simply food, but also a deeper connection with his life and his family that is truly delicious in its own way.
Watch the movie’s trailer here: www.chefthefilm.com
Get your tickets!$ 30 USDVIP GA TicketFirst come first serve seating in preferred area on the main floor. This ticket includes Pass The Line, which allows you to skip the line and get in a few minutes before GA Ticket holders.$ 25 USDGA TicketFirst come first serve seating.$ 15 USDParkingPre purchase convenient parking located right below The Wiltern. This VIP garage has private entry and exit to the venue. Parking does not include entry to the event.
Sun, Apr 30 at 6:00pm – 11:00pm+6:00 pmThe Los Angeles Times Food Bowl Opening Night|CHEF’S FABLE @ The Wiltern
−8:30 am – 1:00 pm
Location: 300 Arizona Avenue at Third Street Promenade
Market Hours: 8:30 am – 1:30 pm+8:30 am
−Santa Monica Farmers Market Events: What’s In Your Bowl? @ Various1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
LA Times Food Bowl – 31 days of Food May 1 – 31
Santa Monica Farmers Market Events: What’s In Your Bowl?
Santa Monica’s four weekly farmers markets will each host one special food bowl event in May to highlight the seasonal abundance of California’s best produce
SANTA MONICA, CA — This May, the Los Angeles Times will launch the first annual Food Bowl. This month-long festival will celebrate the city’s dynamic and influential food scene. Centered in Los Angeles, the festival will bring together the best in local dining experiences while promoting social awareness about food waste and hunger. L.A.’s largest culinary event to date, Food Bowl will include special programs with internationally renowned chefs during rare U.S. appearances, including Massimo Bottura, chef-owner of Osteria Francescana in Modena, Italy, and founder of Food for Soul; Fergus Henderson, chef and founder of St. John in London; Rosio Sánchez, chef-owner of Hija de Sánchez in Copenhagen; and Magnus Nilsson, chef at Fäviken in Sweden, with more to be announced.
To celebrate the Santa Monica Farmers Markets will host a series of chef demos featuring recipes of farmers market produce deliciously prepared and presented in a bowl. And in recognition of the start of the California cherry season, all bowls will be prepared with a cherry on top!
DEMONSTRATIONS TAKE PLACE EVERY HALF HOUR FROM 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM AT EACH MARKET ON THE DATE DESCRIBED AND ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Location: 300 Arizona Avenue at Third Street Promenade
Market Hours: 8:30 am – 1:30 pm
Saturday May 20th at the Saturday Downtown Market: POKE BOWLS: Join Chef Gill Boyd of The Gourmandise School in Santa Monica, and Cape Seafood and Provisions, a local dock-to-dish seafood company sourcing sustainable California coastal fish, who will demonstrate methods of creating traditional Poke bowls using fish from small boat fishermen.
Location: 300 Arizona Avenue at Third Street Promenade
Market Hours 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Sunday May 21st at the Sunday Main Street Market: SOUP BOWLS: Think of a cool gazpacho made with the season’s first apricots, mixed into a refreshing taste of summer. Chef Kim Vu of Vucacious Catering will walk you through methods of preparing delicious concoctions in a bowl that redefine the concept of “soup.”
Location: 2640 Main Street at Ocean Park Blvd.
Market Hours 8:30 am – 1:30 pm
Saturday May 27th at the Virginia Avenue Park Market: FRUIT BOWLS: Farmers have a lot to celebrate this year with the historic rains that reminded us of nature’s beneficence. Late May is when California’s stone fruit gets into full swing. Join Clemence Gossett of The Gourmandise School in Santa Monica as she shows you how to cut, macerate and season tree ripe fruit into salads and bowls. Veggies included!
Location: Virginia Avenue Park, 2200 Virginia Avenue
Market Hours 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
++++1:30 pmSanta Monica Farmers Market Events: What’s In Your Bowl? @ Various
−5:00 pm – 6:00 pm+5:00 pm
−Chinatown After Dark @ Far East Plaza , Chinatown6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
EVENT INFO: https://www.facebook.com/ChinatownAfterDark/+6:00 pmChinatown After Dark @ Far East Plaza , Chinatown
−VENICE FIRST FRIDAY’S aka AKFF Food Truck Fest or Abbot Kinney Fest @ The Brig5:00 pm – 12:00 am
March is a marvelous month for checking out shops and Venice area businesses that give Exclusive Deals to our VIP Members, such as Turning Point Pilates, Zelda’s Corner and Jagmedia. Plus, NextSpace Culver City and nearby Nirvana Tea & Herbs Lounge!Casetify-team enjoying food
April is awesome when you get your tastebuds on some great food on Abbot Kinney Bl in Venice! Can’t make it to First Fridays? Get Exclusive Specials on Food Trucks, Restaurants and more with our VIP Club.dogtown dog foodtruck at brig
May is magnificent for shopping, eating and meeting! Get 2 FREE hours of conference room time at NextSpace from AKFF VIP CLUB! couple w food street kitchen
June is juicy with all the flavorful food! See our Top 5 Food Trucks post for some ideas.1st Fridays 030416 AKFF Mapuche food truck
July is joyful, especially when you see our Guide to LA Food Truck Events throughout the month!Food truck Heaven Chimichurries Street Kitchen
August is amazing for tasty treats! If you can’t make it to First Fridays you still can get Exclusive Specials on select Food Trucks, at all locations they serve.
September 1, 2017
September is super! See our First Fridays map to mark your First Fridays destiation.
October 6, 2017
October is ohmygod! Great choices for eating, shopping and fun on Abbot Kinney bl in Venice. See our 1st Fridays Guide.Food-Truck-Aust-VIp-Club
November is naughty or nice! Follow the AKFF Facebook feed for events and entertainmentfoodtruck-funkychefcafe-crowd-AKFF-6016
December is delightful with holiday events! Have you checked out AKFF on Instagram yet for more events and freebies?
https://abbotkinneyfirstfridays.com/first-fridays-calendar/+5:00 pmVENICE FIRST FRIDAY’S aka AKFF Food Truck Fest or Abbot Kinney Fest @ The Brig
−8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Los Angeles Times Food Bowl, Food For Soul, San Pellegrino, and Ace Hotel present Food for Soul – Cooking is a Call to Act Fri, May 5, 2017 – 8:00PM Event Info Doors Open: 7:00 PM Price: $35.00 Onsale: Sat, Mar 25, 2017 – 6:00AM PDT A FORUM Featuring Massimo Bottura, Mario Batali, Roy Choi, Dominique Crenn, and Mary Sue Milliken. Hosted by Jonathan Gold One-third of the world’s food is thrown away, while hundreds of millions of people go undernourished. We’ve invited five of the world’s most renowned chefs to present their unique visions on how to tackle these wrongs inherent in our current food system during a lively round-table debate. The panel discussion will be followed by an exclusive screening of Theater of Life. This film explores the story behind the Refettorio Ambrosiano, a soup kitchen conceived by chef Massimo Bottura for the Milan 2015 World’s Fair to turn food waste into meals for those in need. Food for Soul, the non-profit organization founded by chef Massimo Bottura, promotes social awareness about food waste and hunger through a wide range of initiatives in collaboration with chefs, artisans, food suppliers,artists, designers and institutions. $5 from each ticket will go to Food Forward, an LA non-profit that rescues fresh local produce that would otherwise go to waste.+8:00 pm
−8:00 pm – 11:00 pmLos Angeles Times Food Bowl, Food For Soul, San Pellegrino, and Ace Hotel present
Food for Soul – Cooking is a Call to ActFri, May 5, 2017 – 8:00PMDoors Open: 7:00 PMPrice: $35.00Onsale: Sat, Mar 25, 2017 – 6:00AM PDTA FORUMFeaturing Massimo Bottura, Mario Batali, Roy Choi, Dominique Crenn, and Mary Sue Milliken. Hosted by Jonathan GoldOne-third of the world’s food is thrown away, while hundreds of millions of people go undernourished. We’ve invited five of the world’s most renowned chefs to present their unique visions on how to tackle these wrongs inherent in our current food system during a lively round-table debate.The panel discussion will be followed by an exclusive screening of Theater of Life. This film explores the story behind the Refettorio Ambrosiano, a soup kitchen conceived by chef Massimo Bottura for the Milan 2015 World’s Fair to turn food waste into meals for those in need.Food for Soul, the non-profit organization founded by chef Massimo Bottura, promotes social awareness about food waste and hunger through a wide range of initiatives in collaboration with chefs, artisans, food suppliers,artists, designers and institutions.$5 from each ticket will go to Food Forward, an LA non-profit that rescues fresh local produce that would otherwise go to waste.+8:00 pm