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Upcoming Events & Appearances

LA Food & Wine: The Epic Burger Throwdown

August 23, 2019

Los Angeles is a city full of great burgers and LA Food & Wine has set out to bring all of them to the Greatest Burger Throwdown competition ever. A panel of celebrity judges will be tasting Chef Valerie Gordon's and other competitor's juicy submissions and you, the burger eating public, are invited to vote for your favorites too. A weighted average will determine who wins the coveted LAFW Golden Burger Show Trophy.

Come hungry and wear your stretchy pants. This is going to be a five-napkin kind of eatin' throwdown with enough beer, wine and burger-friendly spirits to wash it all down.

LA Food & Wine: LA'S Faves & Craves

August 24, 2019

The culinary landscape of the greater Los Angeles Area is unlike any other place on Earth. This is a city of extreme highs and incredible lows, hopes and dreams and above all a place where everyone is welcomed into the mixing bowl of life.

LA Food & Wine has invited Chef Valerie Gordon and 24 other top chefs to show off their most crave-worthy dishes that have proven their worth to the locals. Take a walk through the culinary wonderland of LA's Faves & Craves and enjoy all of them in a single location in one afternoon. Think of the drive-time you'll be saving!

L.A. Loves Alex’s Lemonade

September 14, 2019

Delightful and delicious, L.A. Loves Alex’s Lemonade brings Chef Valerie Gordon + a cast of superstar chefs and mixologists to Los Angeles to lend their support to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) and the fight against childhood cancer.

Hosted by Chef Suzanne Goin and business partner Caroline Styne along with Chef David Lentz, this fun and family-friendly afternoon features one-of-a-kind food and drink samplings.  Guests will get to meet the gourmet chefs behind the dishes and taste fine dining from across the country. With a record-breaking nearly $1.5 million raised in 2018, this event’s impact only continues to grow for all kids with cancer.

Lexus All Star Chef Classic: Carneval

October 4, 2019

Meat lovers, unite! This tasting event showcases Chef Valerie Gordon + 17 other world-renowned chefs from Los Angeles and across the globe to dish up their takes on all things meat. All-Star Chefs will serve bites that highlight the unique and wildly flavorful possibilities of a meat-centered dish, with an open bar to compliment unlimited tastings.

BBQ Bootcamp at the Ranch

October 20-22, 2019

For anyone hungry for the secrets to great grilling, the next Alisal BBQ Bootcamp will be hosted at the Ranch October 20-22, 2019 and is guaranteed to be a taste adventure. This already popular vacation package, is being kicked up a notch with the addition of superstar chefs Valerie Gordon, Burt BakmanPaula Disbrowe, and Bob Oswaks. The four visiting chefs will be joining Hitching Post II owner & winemaker, Chef Frank Ostini, and the Ranch’s own Executive Chef, Anthony Endy, as they serve up grilled feasts and reveal the tips and tricks for creating great BBQ.

The Farmhouse at Ojai: Farewell Brunch with Nancy & Krug Champagne

December 8, 2019

Join Nancy Silverton and Chef Valerie Gordon + an outstanding culinary team for an unforgettable farewell brunch served at The Farmhouse. We'll raise a glass of Krug Champagne as we toast to a year full of extraordinary Nancy & Friends events. Exclusive of tax and service charge.