L.A. Loves Alex's Lemonade

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It was a record-breaking day at L.A. Loves Alex’s Lemonade, as everyone’s support made this the most successful year of this delicious event yet! Thanks to the generosity of more than 2,500 guests, nearly $1.5 million will help fund promising research projects for children with cancer.

There were almost too many highlights to count. Whether it was the staggering amount of succulent dishes and drinks, Cooper Gray’s heartwarming speech about his cancer fight or the thrilling live auction that raised more than $650,000, the day certainly wasn’t short on inspiration. Speaking of the live auction, did you miss out on the Grill and Chill with Phil Dinner? You’re in luck! Up to four (4) couples can still purchase their ticket to this exclusive meal by contacting Laura Cocchia at [email protected] or calling 610-649-3034.

Check out all of the other memorable moments by heading to the ALSF Facebook photo album.

Special thanks to the presenting sponsors, Northwestern Mutual and Volvo and the numerous other sponsors and volunteers who made this event possible. Of course, what would a culinary event be without the talented chefs, mixologists and vintners who generously donated their time. Finally, thank you to the stellar hosts, Chef Suzanne Goin, business partner Caroline Styne (Lucques, a.o.c. Tavern) and Chef David Lentz (The Hungry Cat).

Meet the Chefs, Mixologists and Vintners

2018 CHEFS

Chris Bianco (Phoenix) - Pizzeria Bianco
April Bloomfield (L.A.) - The Hearth & Hound
Josef Centeno (L.A.) - Bäco Mercat
Michael Cimarusti (L.A.) – Providence, Connie & Ted's, Best Girl
Josiah Citrin (L.A.) – Melisse, Charcoal Venice
Giada De Laurentiis (Las Vegas) – GIADA, Pronto, GDL Italian
Eva Ein (Santa Barbara) – McConnell’s Fine Ice Creams
Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken (L.A.) – Border Grill
Gavin Fine (Jackson Hole, WY) – Fine Dining Restaurant Group
Michael Fiorelli (L.A.) – Love & Salt
Chris Flint (L.A.) - NoMad Los Angeles
Ben Ford (L.A.) – Ford’s Roadside
Jeremy Fox (L.A.) – Rustic Canyon, Tullua's
Neal Fraser (L.A.) – Redbird
Evan Funke (Venice, CA) – Felix Trattoria
Ray Garcia (L.A.) - Broken Spanish
Suzanne Goin/Lucques Group (L.A.) – Lucques, a.o.c., Tavern 
Valerie Gordon (L.A.) - Valerie Confections
Hilary Henderson (LA) - Four Seasons
Perry Hendrix (Chicago) - Avec
Timothy Hollingsworth (L.A.) – Otium
Paul Janeway (Yosemite, CA)  – Majestic Yosemite Hotel
Bruce Kalman (L.A.) – WEST
Sara Kramer & Sarah Hymanson (L.A.) - Kismet
David LeFevre (Manhattan Beach, CA) – Fishing with Dynamite
David Lentz (L.A.) – Imperial Western Beer & Oyster, The Hungry Cat
Donald Link (New Orleans) – Herbsaint
Bricia Lopez (L.A.) - Guelaguetza
Jenn Louis (Portland, OR) – Ray
Tyler Malek (L.A.) – Salt & Straw
Walter & Margarita Manzke (L.A.) - Republique, Petty Cash Taqueria, Sari Sari Store
Kevin Meehan (L.A.) – Kali
Matt Molina (L.A.) – Everson Royce Bar
Stephanie Mutz (Santa Barbara) - Sea Stephanie
Dahlia Narvaez (LA) - Mozza Restaurant Group
Zoe Nathan (L.A.) – Huckleberry
Bryant Ng (L.A.) – Cassia
Nancy Oakes (San Francisco) – Boulevard Restaurant
Adam Perry Lang (Hollywood) – APL Restaurant
Zachary Pollack (L.A.) – Alimento, Cosa Buona
Steve Samson (L.A.) – Rossoblu
Jon Shook & Vinny DoTolo (L.A.) – Jon & Vinny's
Nancy Silverton (L.A.) – Mozza Restaurant Group
Cal Stamenov (Carmel Valley, C.A.) - Lucia at Bernardus Lodge
Jonathan Sundstrom (Seattle) – Lark
Andrew Sutton, Alex Flores & Gloria Tae (Anaheim) - Napa Rose, Cathay Circle, 21 Royal
Shannon Swindle (L.A.) – Craft
Suzanne Tracht (L.A.) – Jar
Michael Schlow (L.A.) - Cavatina Restaurant at The Sunset Marquis
Marc Vetri (Las Vegas) – Vetri Cucina
Jonathan Waxman – Barbuto (NYC), Waxman's (SF)
Rocco Whalen (Cleveland/ Charlotte) – Fahrenheit
Jason Winters (L.A.) – Urban Pie
Sherry Yard (L.A.) – IPIC Group, Tuck Room Tavern
Shiho Yoshikawa (L.A.) – Sweet Rose Creamery

*Please note that this list is subject to change.

Additional chefs coming soon. Check out our full list of celebrity chef supporters.

2018 MIXOLOGISTS

Eric Alparin (L.A.) - Varnish
Shawn Lickliter (L.A.) - Republique
Federico Lozano - Mezcal El Silencio 
Daniel Zacharczuck (L.A.) - Bibo Ergo Sum
Ignacio Murillo (L.A.) - Lucques Group
Beau du Bois (L.A.) - Clifton's Republic, The Edison LA/Disney Springs
Christiaan Rollich (L.A.) - Lucques Group
Neal Bodenheimer (New Orleans) - Cure
Darin Manahan (L.A.) - Manahan + Co
Kim Stodel (L.A.) - Providence

Meet the Hosts

Inspired while attending The Great Chefs Event 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:

2018 Sponsors


Presenting Sponsors

Northwestern Mutual

Volvo

Official Airline Sponsor

Executive Chef Sponsor

Netflix

Chef Sponsors

  • Cigna
  • The Emmett Family
  • The Gavoni Family
  • HBO
  • Houlihan Lokey
  • Jamestown
  • The Lee-Whang Family
  • The Bosnak Family Foundation/Stable Foundation
  • TRIOSE, Inc.
  • United Talent Agency
  • Kristen Vangsness
  • Luann, Bob, Nick and Chase Williams

Sous Chef Sponsors

  • A Casual Romance
  • Annapurna Pictures
  • Kelly Brooks
  • Tristram Carpenter & Gabrielle Stanton
  • Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
  • Comcast NBCUniversal
  • Anne G. Earhart
  • Greenberg Glusker LLP
  • Love Your Melon
  • MARNI
  • Katie McGrath & J.J. Abrams
  • The Messer Family
  • Moo Creamery
  • Sue Naegle/Naegle Ink.
  • OpenTable
  • Steven Petrarca & Abraham Higginbotham
  • Raymond James (formerly esalon.com)
  • Reynolds Family Foundation
  • AJ & Valerie Rice 
  • Rosenthal Family Foundation & The Nathan Family
  • Judith, Bruce & Jeffrey Stern
  • The Cast of NCIS
  • UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital 
  • Carrie and Tadzio Wellisz
  • Wells Fargo

Line Cook Sponsors

  • Barbi S. Appelquist, Esq.
  • Fabbri 1905
  • Fullerton Oral Surgery - Steven A. Miyamoto, DDS

Kid Zone Sponsor

  • Five Below

Auction Sponsor

400 Capital

Beverage Sponsors

S. Pellegrino & Acqua Panna Waters

Media Partner

KCBS - KCAL

Apron Partner

Hedley & Bennett

In-Kind Sponsors

  • Alex Berliner
  • Caffe Luxxe
  • Carolina Korman Photography
  • Dandelion Ranch
  • edible LA Magazine
  • Gather Events
  • GOVINO
  • Jannis Swerman & Company
  • LA Speciality
  • Lynx Grills
  • Ocean Jewels
  • Premier Meats
  • Valerie Rice
  • Rob Stark Photography
  • S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna Waters
  • Claire Stansfield
  • Tender Greens
  • Trade Supplies
  • Wonderful Citrus

LALA food

Become a Sponsor


Sponsorship opportunities are available for businesses and organizations. For more information, please contact Sarah Wright at 866-333-1213 or [email protected].

Presenting Sponsor - $50,000 ($44,000 tax deductible)

  • 50 Tickets to L.A. Loves Alex's Lemonade
  • 5 Named Tables in the VIP section at the event
  • 8 Tickets to exclusive Welcome Dinner on September 7, 2018. Mingle with the chefs participating in the event in an intimate environment while eating a delicious meal.
  • Special VIP check-in and access to the event an hour before it opens to the public.
  • Recognized by the emcee throughout the event as a Presenting Sponsor
  • Opportunity to have brand activation at event
  • Included in L.A. Loves Alex's Lemonade press release as Presenting Sponsor
  • Company logo listed on event signage
  • Company logo included on ALSF website with link to company website
  • Logo included on the L.A. Loves Alex's Lemonade step and repeat
  • 10 Tickets to the after-party
  • 2 Tickets to an Impact Luncheon 2-3 weeks prior to the event

Executive Chef Sponsor - $25,000 ($20,500 tax deductible)

  • 30 Tickets to L.A. Loves Alex’s Lemonade
  • 3 Named Tables in the VIP Section at the event
  • 4 Tickets to exclusive Welcome Dinner on September 7, 2018. Mingle with the chefs participating in the event in an intimate environment while eating a delicious meal.
  • Special VIP check-in and access to the event an hour before it opens to the public.
  • Recognized by the emcee throughout the event as Executive Chef Sponsor
  • Included in the L.A. Loves Alex's Lemonade press release as Executive Chef Sponsor
  • Company name listed on event signage and ALSF website
  • 6 Tickets to the after-party
  • 2 Tickets to an Impact Luncheon 2-3 weeks prior to the event

Chef Sponsor - $10,000 ($7,000 tax deductible)

  • 20 Tickets to L.A. Loves Alex’s Lemonade
  • 2 Named Tables in the VIP Section at the event
  • 2 Tickets to exclusive Welcome Dinner on September 7, 2018. Mingle with the chefs participating in the event in an intimate environment while eating a delicious meal.
  • Special VIP check-in and access to the event an hour before it opens to the public.
  • Recognized by the emcee throughout the event as Chef Sponsor
  • Company name listed on event signage and ALSF website
  • 4 Tickets to the after-party
  • 2 Tickets to an Impact Luncheon 2-3 weeks prior to the event

Sous Chef Sponsor - $6,000 ($4,000 tax deductible)

  • 10 Tickets to L.A. Loves Alex’s Lemonade
  • 1 Named Table in the VIP Section at the event
  • Special VIP check-in and access to the event an hour before it opens to the public.
  • Company name listed on event signage and ALSF website
  • 2 Tickets to the after-party
  • 2 Tickets to an Impact Luncheon 2-3 weeks prior to the event

* Children under the age of 12 are free with accompanying adult, and do not need to register for the event.

2018 Honorary Committee

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

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!