L.A. Loves Alex's Lemonade

L.A. Loves Alex's Lemonade

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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.

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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 (New York, NY) - The Spotted Pig, The Breslin
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
Jerery 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 (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
Jonathan Grahm (Los Angeles, CA) - Compartes Chocolatier
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 Hymenson (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, Fi'Lia
Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo (Los Angeles, CA) - Animal Restaurant Group
Nancy Silverton (Los Angeles, CA) - Mozza Restaurant Group
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
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


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


Amitie Wines
Black Sheep Finds
Chambers & Chambers
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
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
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
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
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


Official Airline Sponsor

Delta Airlines

Executive Chef Sponsors


Chef Sponsors

400 Capital Management/Rebecca & Bill Sanders
Bobby Lee and Sophia Whang
Kirsten Vangsness

Sous Chef Sponsors

Annapurna Pictures
Anne G. Earhart
Tristram Carpenter & Gabrielle Stanton
Greenberg Glusker LLP
Lena Dunham & Jenni Konner
The Emmett Family
Katie McGrath & J.J. Abrams
The Messer Family
Moo Creamery
Steven Petrarca & Abraham Higginbotham  
Raymond James (formerly esalon.com)
Reynolds Family Foundation
Valerie & AJ Rice
Rosenthal Family Foundation and The Nathan Family
Siren Studios
The Bosnak Family Foundation/Stable Foundation
The Cast of NCIS
Carrie and Tadzio Wellisz
Wells Fargo Capital Finance
Luann, Bob, Nick & Chase Williams

In-Kind Sponsors

Carolina Korman Photography

2017 Honorary Committee

Lindsay Berger Sacks
Connie Britton
Anne Crawford & Dudley Dezonia
Abraham Higginbotham & Steven Petrarca
Jenni Konner
Anna Lee
Sue Naegle
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!