Great Chefs of LA Go Green, Go Organic

Kidney disease is no laughing matter. And as much as I want to make a joke about Jitlada’s brilliant spicy fish kidney curry, I know that’s in bad taste (figuratively, not literally). The 23rd Annual Great Chefs of Los Angeles one-stop food marathon is a much better way to do something about kidney disease.

Great Chefs of Los Angeles

On Sunday, November 8th from noon to 3:30 p.m. the National Kidney Foundation of Southern California will be showcasing the cooking talents of LA’s best chefs in an effort to raise money for their foundation.

Great Chefs Los Angeles

Led by Chefs of Honor Mary Sue Milliken, Susan Feniger and Neal Fraser, the event will feature:

Adam Horton, Saddlepeak Lodge
Akasha Richmond, Akasha
Andrea Cavaliere, Cecconi’s
Benjamin Ford, Ford’s Filling Station
Bob Lynn, La Grande Orange
Brain Moyers, BLT Steak
Calogero Drago, Celestino Ristorante & Panzanella
Celestino Drago, Drago Restaurant, Enoteca Drago, Il Pastaio, Drago Centro
Chris Moran, Events D’Elegance
David Linville, Charlie’s Malibu
Frank Leon, LaLoggia Ristorante & Bokado
Keven Alan Lee, EAST Restaurant & Lounge
Giacomino Drago, Il Pastaio
Govind Armstrong, 8 oz.
Jason Johnston, Dakota
Jesse Perez, Fuego at Hotel Maya
Jimmy Shaw, Loteria Grill
Joachim Weritz, Moonshadows
Jonathan Burrows, Mr. Cecil’s California Ribs
Jorge Chicas, The Bazaar – SLS Hotel
Josie Le Balch, Josie Restaurant
Margarito Cid, Harry’s Oklahoma Style Smokehouse BBQ
Mary Sue Milliken & Susan Feniger, Border Grill & Ciudad Restaurants
Michael Fiorelli, mar’sel
Neal Fraser, Grace & BLD
Paolo Sicuro, Via Alloro
Roberto Maggioni, Lago
Sam Marvin & Christopher Goossen, Bottega Louie Restaurant & Gourmet Market
Simon Dolinky, BLVD 16 at Hotel Palomar
Steven Fretz, XIV
Tanino Drago, Tanino Ristorante & Panzanella Ristorante
Yoji Tajima, SHU – Sushi House Unico
Leyna’s Kitchen

The Chefs of Honor will present awards to their fellow participating chefs to spotlight the use of local, organic and sustainable ingredients.

Get Hip Go Green Bags

As if all that food wasn’t enough, there will be beverages from:

• Barone Fine Winery
• Buttonwood Farm Winery
• Crossings, New Zealand
• Duckhorn Wine Company
• Frank Family Vineyards
• Golden State Wine Co.
• Grgich Hills Estate
• Jaffe Estate Wine
• Jack Wines
• Jocelyn Lonen Winery
• Kunde Estate Winery
• L’Aventure Winery
• Laetitia Vineyard & Winery
• Loring Wine Co.
• Quinta do Castro
• Regal Wine Co.
• Sterling Organics
• Trefethen Family Vineyards
• Vega Sicilia
• Villa Franttina


• Remy Cointreau USA
• Charles Heidsieck
• Piper-Hiedsieck


• VeeV Açai Spirit
• Tequila Ocho


• Budweiser American Ale
• Bud Light Wheat
• Fireman’s Brew
• Hoegaarden
• Leffe Blonde
• O’Douls
• Michelob Ultra Light
• Michelob Amber Bock
• Shock Top Belgian White
• Stella Artois


Other Beverages
• Bonadea
• IZZE Beverage Company
• Lupicia Fresh Tea
• POM Wonderful
• Smartwater
• Weaver’s Coffee & Tea


Ticket giveaways and other exclusive promotions for the event will be offered through their Facebook Fan Page and on the Twitter feed.

Although the $150 per person tickets is expensive, you’ll be attending one of the top one-stop food marathons of the year, donating to a wonderful charity and supporting LA’s restaurants that make the decision to go green/organic. And there’s always the gift bag featuring signed copies of Skinny Bastard, the latest book by the authors of Skinny Bitch.

Buy your tickets here.


One Response to “Great Chefs of LA Go Green, Go Organic”

  1. The Great Chefs of LA Food Marathon « Says:

    […] for my cholesterol. That’s how I’d sum up the terrific one-stop food marathon known as The Great Chefs of Los Angeles “Go Green, Go Organic” Food and Wine Benefit. The National Kidney Cancer Foundation of Southern California gets millions of dollars every year […]

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