Masters of Taste 2017

Last Sunday at 1:30 p.m., the clouds opened at the iconic Rose Bowl in Pasadena less than two hours before hundreds of people were going to arrive for a 3 p.m., entrance to the second annual Masters of Taste. It was sunny and dry by the time I arrived and strolled the 50-yard line feasting…

Fun Food Festival in Santa Monica

On Thursday, March 2 experience more than 150 of the city’s finest dishes and libations under one roof of the Baker Hangar in Santa Monica, while supporting Planned Parenthood Los Angeles’ health services and education programs. This year Annie Miler receives the honor of Chef of the Year for 2017. Annie Miler is the chef…

Free Thanksgiving at Café Gratitude

TODAY from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Cafe Gratitude opens its doors to Los Angelenos for a free meal. Every year hundreds Café Gratitude celebrates Thanksgiving with a free meal to anyone who enters their doors in a welcoming atmosphere. Feel grateful at the Café Gratitude Arts District on November 24th for a plate of…

Pink Taco & Rodger Scaffold of LA RAMS Feed 500

Offensive Guard for Los Angeles Rams Rodger Scaffold and Pink Taco Sunset Strip are serving hot meals Thursday, November 24th, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., to PATH clients. PATH (People Assisting the Homeless) helps homeless individuals, families, and communities, by building housing and supportive services throughout California. In just the last three years, PATH…

Dia de los Muertos Events around Los Angeles

Dia de los Muertos is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico, and in places such as the city of Los Angeles by people of Mexican ancestry. Acknowledged internationally by many other cultures, this multi-day holiday focuses on food, family and friends who pray for and remember loved ones who have died, in hopes that their…

Why the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank is Important

Unfortunately 1 in 7 people in LA struggle with hunger. The Los Angeles Food Bank #WeFeedLA organization helps to feed more than 320,000 individuals every month. During the month of 2015, more than 27,000 volunteers donated time to the LA Food Bank to distribute 62 million pounds of food to men, women.  Approximately 36% of…

15 LA Loves Alex’s Lemonade Moments

Yesterday (September 10, 2016) I enjoyed an afternoon of food, wine, cocktails and music during a fundraiser for the Alex’s Lemonade Foundation. This year the venue was at UCLA between the majestic Royce Hall and Powell Library. It was an ideal spot for James Beard winner and Executive chef Suzanne Goin to host the benefit…

Sneak Peek into the 68th EMMYS AWARDS GOVERNORS BALL

Today I attended a preview of the 2016 Television Academy Emmys Awards festivities at the Los Angeles Convention Center.  The opportunity allowed me to see, touch, taste and learn about this year’s “Nature’s Elegance” theme with interactive food, beverage and design masters stations. The 2016 Emmys celebration will set a new record, planning three separate balls that…

Sunset and Dine Event on Sept. 1

Sunset & Dine Food Festival Explore some of the great foodie spots in Hollywood on an entertaining food and beverage crawl on Thursday, September 1. This is the fifth year that has organized a food festival featuring more than a dozen Hollywood restaurants near the historic and famed Sunset and Vine. Guests will enjoy a…

Female Chefs Reign at 2016 WCR National Conference

I was invited to cover the 2016 Women Who Inspire Awards at Paramount Pictures Studios on April 18. It was the closing event during the two-day Women Chefs & Restaurateurs: Conference. WCR is a professional association that supports women from all walks in the food & beverage community. WCR President Ruth Gresser welcomed guests and introduced…

The Magnificent Masters of Taste

It was a spectacular day to savor the finer things in life on the field of the historic Rose Bowl during Masters of Taste on Sunday, April 3. The new outdoor, luxury culinary festival opened at 3 p.m. to the public as a fundraiser for Union Station. Approximately 2,000 influential food and beverage enthusiasts enjoyed…

A Little Rain Didn’t Damper PDFW

All week I was so excited to drive two hours from Los Angeles to the Palm Desert Food & Wine James Beard Gourmet Luncheon with my friend Toni. We drove in her snazzy Prius along the 210 and 10 freeways to get there before 11:30 a.m. With rain clouds looming ahead, we beat the rain…