L.A. Loves Alex's Lemonade

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This year's L.A. Loves Alex’s Lemonade event was our best one yet! Over 2,000 attendees packed Royce Quad at UCLA to raise over $1.3 million in support of much needed research for kids battling cancer everywhere. Make sure to visit our Facebook page to see additional photos from the event as well as the entire video of the program, including Patrick Scott’s letter to his sister, Alex, and the exciting live auction. From the friendly families to the fabulous chefs to the auction winners, everyone had a hand in blowing away our expectations.

Special thanks to our presenting sponsors Northwestern Mutual and Volvo and the generous chefs, vintners and mixologists who kept guests satisfied all afternoon. Shout out to our hosts Chef Suzanne Goin, business partner Caroline Styne (Lucques, AOC, Tavern) and Chef David Lentz (The Hungry Cat) for their extraordinary support. If you’re interested in attending again next year, sign up to be notified and we will let you know when event information for 2018 becomes available!

Meet the Chefs, Mixologists and Vintners

2017 CHEFS

Nick Anderer (New York, NY) - Maialino
Wes Avila (Los Angeles, CA) - Guerrilla Tacos
Chris Bianco (Phoenix, AZ) - Pizzeria Bianco
April Bloomfield (Los Angeles, CA) - The Hearth and Hound
Michael Cimarusti (Los Angeles, CA) - Providence
Josiah Citrin (Los Angeles, CA) – Melisse
Scott Conant (Los Angeles, CA) - Ponte
Giada De Laurentiis (Las Vegas, NV) - Giada
Eva Ein (Santa Barbara, CA) - McConnell's Fine Ice Creams
Sue Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken (Los Angeles, CA) - Border Grill
Michael Fiorelli (Los Angeles, CA) - Love & Salt
Jeremy Fox (Los Angeles, CA) - Rustic Canyon
Neal Fraser (Los Angeles, CA) - Redbird
Evan Funke (Venice, CA) - Felix Trattoria
Ray Garcia (Los Angeles, CA) - Broken Spanish
Suzanne Goin, Javier Espinoza, Amy Deaderick, Adam Cherney and Mercedes Rojas (Los Angeles, CA) - Lucques, a.o.c., Tavern
Hedy Goldsmith (Los Angeles, CA) - Sweet Hedy
Valerie Gordon (Los Angeles, CA) - Valerie Confections
Cosmo Goss (Chicago, IL) - The Publican
Jonathan Grahm (Los Angeles, CA) - Compartes Chocolatier
Hilary Henderson (Los Angeles, CA) - CUT by Wolfgang Puck
Maria Hines (Seattle, WA) - Tilth Restaurant
Timothy Hollingsworth (Los Angeles, CA) - Otium, Barrel & Ashes
Bruce Kalman (Los Angeles, CA) - Union, Knead Pasta + Co.
Sara Kramer and Sarah Hymanson (Los Angeles, CA) - Madcapra, Kismet
David LeFevre (Manhattan Beach, CA) - Manhattan Beach Post, Fishing with Dynamite
David Lentz (Los Angeles, CA) - The Hungry Cat
Donald Link (New Orleans, LA) - Pêche, Herbsaint, Cochon, Cochon Butcher
Jenn Louis (Portland, OR) - Ray
Bricia Lopez (Los Angeles, CA) - Guelaguetza
Tyler Malek (Los Angeles, CA) - Salt & Straw
Walter and Margarita Manzke (Los Angeles, CA) - Republique
Kevin Meehan (Los Angeles, CA) - Kali
Ori Menashe (Los Angeles, CA) - Bestia
Ryan Messina (Yosemite National Park, CA) - Majestic Yosemite Hotel
Danny Meyer(Los Angeles, CA) - Shake Shack (After Party)
Matt Molina (Los Angeles, CA) - Everson Royce Bar
Dahlia Narvaez (Los Angeles, CA) - Mozza Restaurant Group
Zoe Nathan (Los Angeles, CA) - Huckleberry
Nancy Oakes (San Francisco, CA) - Boulevard
Adam Perry Lang (Hollywood, CA) - APL Restaurant
Chris Phelps (Los Angeles, CA) - Salt's Cure
Zachary Pollack (Los Angeles, CA) - Alimento
Steve Samson (Los Angeles, CA) - Sotto, Rossoblu
Michael Schwartz (Miami, FL) - The Genuine Hospitality Group, Amara at Paraiso
Sahar Shomali (Los Angeles, CA) - Lucques Group
Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo (Los Angeles, CA) - Animal Restaurant Group
Nancy Silverton (Los Angeles, CA) - Nancy's Fancy Gelato
Cal Stamenov (Carmel, CA) - Lucia Restaurant & Bar
John Sundstrom (Seattle, WA) - Lark, Bitter/Raw, Slab Sandwiches & Pie
Andrew Sutton (Anaheim, CA) - Napa Rose at DISNEY
Shannon Swindle (Los Angeles, CA) - Craft
Suzanne Tracht (Los Angeles, CA) - Jar
Marc Vetri and Jeff Michaud (Philadelphia, PA) - Pizzeria Vetri
Jonathan Waxman (New York, NY) - Barbuto
Rocco Whalen (Cleveland, OH) - Fahrenheit
Jason Winters (Los Angeles, CA) - Urban Pie
Sherry Yard (Los Angeles, CA) - IPIC Group
Shiho Yoshikawa (Los Angeles, CA) - Sweet Rose Creamery

2017 BARS & MIXOLOGISTS

Jeremy Allan - Minibar Hollywood
Eric Alperin - Varnish
Neal Bodenheimer - Cure
Matthew Biancaniello - Eat your drink
Beau du Bois - Corner Door
Dave Kupchinsky - Freehand Hotel
Shawn Lickliter - Republique
Darwin Manahan - 71 Above
Ignacio Murilla - Lucques Group
Christiaan Rollich - AOC, Lucques and Tavern
Marcos Tello and Federico Lozano - El Silencio Mezcal
The Hungry Cat
Ryan Wainwright - Faith & Flower, The Ponte

2017 WINERIES

Amitie Wines
Black Sheep Finds
Chambers & Chambers
Cade
Emanuel Tres Wines
Garber & Co. A Wine Company
Grandes Places Sélections
Grapevine Wine Co.
Greg Condes Wines
Habit Wines
Hitching Post Wines
Hollywood & Wine
Hoxie Sprizers
Hudson Wine Brokers
Indigenous Selections
Jardesca
Jelly Roll Wines
Kimberly Jones Selections
Lanson Champagne
Lang & Reed
Lieu Dit
La Voix
Martiaan Ranch
Martine's Wines
Melville Winery; Samsara
Next Generation Wine Co.
Ole Imports
Palmina
Presqui'le Wine
Rare Wine Company
Return to Terroir
Red Car Winery
Revel Wines
Sandhi/Domaine de la Cote/Evening Land
Paul Jaboulet Ainé
Shacksbury Cider
Scribe
Silverlake Wine; Everson Royce; Silverlake Wine Arts District
Soliste Winery
Springboard Wine Co.
Shiverick Imports
Strange Wines
Storm Wines
Tercero Wines
Timbre Winery
Tyler Winery
Trombetta Family Wines
Veritas Imports
Wenzlau Vineyards
WINC
The Winehouse
Whitcraft Winery

*Please note that this list is subject to change

Meet the Hosts

Inspired while attending the Great Chefs Event in Philadelphia, hosts Suzanne Goin, business partner Caroline Styne (The Lucques Group) and David Lentz (The Hungry Cat) decided to hold a similar event in the Los Angeles area. Enlisting the help of culinary friends from the Los Angeles area and throughout the United States, the L.A. Loves Alex’s Lemonade event was created.

Click below for more information on The Lucques Group and The Hungry Cat:

2017 Sponsors

Presenting Sponsors

Northwestern Mutual

Volvo

Official Airline Sponsor

Delta Airlines

Executive Chef Sponsors

Netflix

Chef Sponsors

400 Capital – Bill and Rebecca Sanders
Chick-fil-A
Cigna
HBO
Houlihan Lokey
Jamestown
Bobby Lee and Sophia Whang
United Talent Agency
Kirsten Vangsness

Sous Chef Sponsors

Annapurna Pictures
Kelly Brooks
Tristram Carpenter & Gabrielle Stanton
CBS
Cedars-Sinai
Lena Dunham & Jenni Konner
Anne G. Earhart
Greenberg Glusker LLP
Houlihan Lokey
Katie McGrath & J.J. Abrams
Moo Creamery
NBCUniversal
Opentable
Steven Petrarca & Abraham Higginbotham  
Raymond James
Reynolds Family Foundation
Rosenthal Family Foundation
Siren Studios
The Bosnak Family Foundation/Stable Foundation
The Cast of NCIS
The Emmett Family
The Messer Family
The Nathan Family
Triose
Valerie & AJ Rice
Carrie and Tadzio Wellisz
Wells Fargo Capital Finance
Luann, Bob, Nick & Chase Williams

In-Kind Sponsors

Amy Blessing
Caffe Luxxe
Carolina Korman Photography
Cision
Creekstone Farms
Dandelion Ranch
Edible Gardens / Laura Kranz
Gather Events
GOVINO
Hedley & Bennett
Hyperion Republic
Tori Horowitz
Jannis Swerman & Company
LA Specialty
Larder Baking Company
Lia Mashaka
Niman Ranch
Premier Meat Company
Valerie Rice
S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna Waters  
Superior Farms
Tender Greens
Truffle Bros.
Claire Stansfield
Trade Supplies
Williams Sonoma
Wonderful Citrus

2017 Honorary Committee

Camilla Belle
Lindsay Berger Sacks
Connie Britton
Anne Crawford & Dudley Dezonia
Laura Dern
Abraham Higginbotham & Steven Petrarca
Jimmy Kimmel
Jenni Konner
Anna Lee
Sue Naegle
Timothy Olyphant
Valerie Rice
Matthew Spencer
Kirsten Vangsness

L.A. Loves Alex’s Lemonade: Kids’ Campaign

Kids can participate in L.A. Love’s Alex’s Lemonade too! Be a part of raising money for pediatric cancer research and L.A Love's Alex's Lemonade. Sign up now to fundraise and get ready for L.A. Loves Alex's Lemonade by sharing our cause with your friends and family.

Kids 12 and under are free when accompanied by a ticketed adult. Be sure to check out the Kids Area at the event.

Learn about the Kids’ Campaign

Alex's Table Cookbook

Introducing ALSF’s first cookbook!

Featuring over 55 recipes from world-renowned chefs, celebrities, and supporters and including stunning photography, this cookbook is now available! All proceeds goes toward our mission of fighting childhood cancer, one recipe at a time!

Purchase now!