Join us Saturday, September 9, 2017 at Royce Quad on UCLA’s campus.
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.
Each chef and mixologist prepares a signature item for guests to sample. Guests have the opportunity to stroll the lawn of UCLA, tasting incredible fare while meeting and chatting with the chefs who prepared it. L.A. Loves Alex’s Lemonade is hosted by Chef Suzanne Goin and business partner Caroline Styne (Lucques, AOC, Tavern) along with Chef David Lentz (The Hungry Cat). The event has raised more than $4.5 million to fund childhood cancer research, raising more than $1 million at the 2016 event alone.
This leisurely and fun afternoon of one of a kind food and drink samplings is interspersed with inspiring childhood cancer hero stories and updates on the Foundation’s mission to find a cure. In addition, a silent and live auction of spectacular items is held, including award-winning chefs offering to work their magic in the kitchens of the highest bidders.
View select photos from the 2016 event by clicking below or see the entire photo album on Facebook.
General admission tickets: $195 each
Meet and greet tickets*: $1,200 each
* Includes early access to the event, a behind the scenes tour and VIP seating. Also includes an invite to our intimate Welcome Dinner with the Chefs on Friday, September 8th.
Children 12 and under receive complimentary admission with an accompanying adult.
Meet the Chefs, Mixologists and Vintners
2017 CHEFS (Partial List)
Nick Anderer (New York, NY) - Maialino
Chris Bianco (Phoenix, AZ) - Pizzeria Bianco
April Bloomfield (New York, NY) - The Spotted Pig, The Breslin
Michael Cimarusti (Los Angeles, CA) - Providence
Josiah Citrin (Los Angeles, CA) – Melisse
Derek Dammann (Montreal, QC, Canada) - Maison Publique
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
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 (Los Angeles, CA) - Lucques, ao.c., Tavern
Hedy Goldsmith (Los Angeles, CA) - Sweet Hedy
Valerie Gordon (Los Angeles, CA) - Valerie Confections
Cosmo Goss (Chicago, IL) - The Publican
Timothy Hollingsworth (Los Angeles, CA) - Otium, Barrel & Ashes
Bruce Kalman (Los Angeles, CA) - Union, Knead Pasta + Co.
Sara Kramer and Sarah Hymenson (Los Angeles, CA) - Madcapra, Kismet
Giada De Laurentiis (Las Vegas, NV) - Giada
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
Walter and Margarita Manzke (Los Angeles, CA) - Republique
Ori Menashe (Los Angeles, CA) - Bestia
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
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, Fi'Lia
Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo (Los Angeles, CA) - Animal Restaurant Group
Nancy Silverton (Los Angeles, CA) - Mozza Restaurant Group
Frank Stitt (Birmingham, AL) - Highlands Bar & Grill, Bottega, Chez Fonfon
John Sundstrom (Seattle, WA) - Lark, Bitter/Raw, Slab Sandwiches & Pie
Shannon Swindle (Los Angeles, CA) - Craft
Marc Vetri and Jeff Michaud (Philadelphia, PA) - Pizzeria Vetri
Michael Voltaggio (Los Angeles, CA) - ink.
Jonathan Waxman (New York, NY) - Barbuto
Rocco Whalen (Cleveland, OH) - Fahrenheit
Jason Winters (Los Angeles, CA) - Urban Pie
2017 BARS & MIXOLOGISTS (Partial List)
Eric Elprin (Varnish)
Ryan Wainwright (Faith and Flower)
Beau du Bois (Corner Door)
Neal Bodenheimer (Cure)
Matthew Biancaniello (Eat Your Drink)
Marcos Tello (El Silencio Mezcal)
The Hungry Cat
Darwin Manahan (71 Above)
Christiaan Röllich (AOC, Lucques and Tavern)
Ignacio Murillo Lucques Group
David Kupchinsky (Freeland Hotel)
Shawn Lickliter (Republique)
To be announced
*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:
Official Airline Sponsor
Executive Chef Sponsors
400 Capital Management/Rebecca & Bill Sanders
Bobby Lee and Sophia Whang
Sous Chef Sponsors
Anne G. Earhart
Tristram Carpenter & Gabrielle Stanton
Lena Dunham & Jenni Konner
The Emmett Family
Katie McGrath & J.J. Abrams
Steven Petrarca & Abraham Higginbotham
Reynolds Family Foundation
Valerie & AJ Rice
Rosenthal Family Foundation and The Nathan Family
Wells Fargo Capital Finance
Luann, Bob, Nick & Chase William
2017 Honorary Committee
Lindsay Berger Sacks
Anne Crawford & Dudley Dezonia
Abraham Higginbotham & Steven Petrarca
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.
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!