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 (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:

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

Sous Chef Sponsors

Annapurna Pictures
Anne G. Earhart
Tristram Carpenter & Gabrielle Stanton
Lena Dunham & Jenni Konner
The Emmett Family
Katie McGrath & J.J. Abrams
Moo Creamery
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
Jenni Konner
Sue Naegle

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!