Past Events

PPLA Foodfare

March 7, 2019

Barker Hangar, Santa Monica

The Planned Parenthood Los Angeles Guild is a group of 200 fundraising volunteers dedicated to providing financial and volunteer support to Planned Parenthood Los Angeles (PPLA). 

Food Fare is the Guild’s main project and last year the event raised over $1.3-million in support of PPLA’s reproductive health care services, responsible sex education and advocacy programs.

Eagle Rock Public House

November 13, 2018 7:00PM

Beer + Cheese + Chocolate Tasting

On Tuesday November 13, 2018 at 7pm, Valerie Gordon of Valerie Confections, Leah Fierro of MilkfarmLA, and Ting Su of Eagle Rock Brewery will be presenting a most decadent beer, cheese, and chocolate pairing. Come get your tastebuds tickled and your minds blown with some spectacular pairings and awesome discussion!  You'll leave with all sorts of ideas to step up your holiday-feasts! Cost will be $38 and includes flights of 4 beers + 4 cheeses+ 4 chocolates. Get your tickets soon because you don't wanna miss out on this!

Lake Austin Spa Resort

NOVEMBER 9 & 10, 2018

Culinary Experience - Sweet with Special Guest Pastry Chef/Chocolatier Valerie Gordon

Valerie Gordon is a celebrated chocolatier who has been recognized in Food & Wine, Bon Appétit, and Saveur, served as a guest judge on BRAVO’s “Top Chef: Just Desserts “and FYI’s “Man vs. Child, “and appeared numerous times on The Food Network and The Cooking Channel. She co-founded Valerie Confections in 2004 with her life and business partner Stan Weightman, Jr. as a tiny, family-run business with just six flavors of chocolate-dipped toffee. Now a top chocolatier in the country, her business has grown exponentially with a full line of chocolates, petits fours, handmade preserves, cakes, pies, and pastries all incorporating the very best ingredients and offering a delicious spin on the unexpected. In addition to her flagship shop in Los Angeles’ Silver Lake neighborhood, she also celebrates her savory side with contemporary Californian, French inspired breakfast and lunch fare at her two cafes and bakeries in Echo Park and downtown’s Grand Central Market. She wrote and styled her first cookbook, Sweet, which was a James Beard finalist.

L.A. Loves Alex's Lemonade

September 8, 2018

UCLA Campus - Royce Quad, Los Angeles, CA 90095

Decadent and delicious, L.A. Loves Alex’s Lemonade brings superstar chefs and mixologists from all over the country to Los Angeles to lend their support to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) and the fight against childhood cancer.

Taste of the Nation

June 3, 2018

Los Angeles Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry is the region’s hottest and most trend forward food and beverage event. Set at Media Park in Culver City, Taste of the Nation features award winning chefs, sommeliers and mixologists from the region coming together to donate their time, talent and passion to end childhood hunger in America.

Plant Power, the No Beast Feast

May 19, 2018

Plant Power, the No Beast Feast is a garden party focusing on the region's bountiful produce. On the upper plaza of Border Grill in downtown Los Angeles, guests will be treated to a variety of signature bites and an interactive dessert bar at this al fresco strolling event. Featuring an international lineup of prominent chefs, this seasonal, vegetarian and vegan extravaganza will showcase innovative vegetable-driven cuisine paired with fine wines, beers and handcrafted cocktails from female winemakers, brewers and distillers.

Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort - BBQ Bootcamp

May 16-17, 2018

Alisal's BBQ Bootcamp covers all aspects of BBQ from the best way to start a fire to what to do with spice rubs; afternoons are free for horseback riding, golf or a visit to the spa; and evenings give you a chance to interact with local guest chefs and winemakers who will be on hand to create feasts designed to further fire-up your grilling passions.

Pebble Beach Food & Wine

April 5-8, 2018

Pebble Beach Food & Wine is the premier epicurean lifestyle event on the West Coast, matching 250 acclaimed wineries and 100 celebrity chefs to create a hedonistic four-day destination on one of the most picturesque strips of coastline in the world. Throughout the weekend you'll enjoy intimate access to the pinnacle of culinary and wine talent at wine tastings, cooking demos, and some of the most exclusive, unique dining opportunities available in the world.