L.A. Loves Alex's Lemonade

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Join us Saturday, September 8, 2018 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.

General Admission Ticket: $195
*All Access Ticket: $1,200
*Includes early access to the event, an invite to a VIP dinner on September 7th and VIP seating at the event.

​Children 12 and under receive complimentary admission with an accompanying adult.

Event Information

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, a.o.c., Tavern) along with Chef David Lentz (The Hungry Cat). The event has raised more than $5.8 million to fund childhood cancer research, raising more than $1.3 million at the 2017 event alone.

This fun and family-friendly afternoon with 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 photos from the 2017 event on our Facebook page.

Meet the Chefs, Mixologists and Vintners

2018 CHEFS

Nick Anderer (NYC) – Maialino
Chris Bianco (Phoenix) - Pizzeria Bianco
April Bloomfield (NYC) - The Spotted Pig, The Breslin
Josef Centeno (L.A.) - Bäco Mercat
Michael Cimarusti (L.A.) – Providence
Josiah Citrin (L.A.) – Melisse
Giada De Laurentis (Las Vegas) – Giada
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
Ben Ford (L.A.) – Ford’s Filling Station
Jeremy Fox (L.A.) – Rustic Canyon
Neal Fraser (L.A.) – Redbird
Evan Funke (Venice, CA) – Felix Trattoria
Suzanne Goin (L.A.) – Lucques, a.o.c., Tavern 
Hedy Goldsmith (L.A.) – Sweet Hedy
Timothy Hollingsworth (L.A.) – Otium, Barrel & Ashes
Eva Ein (Santa Barbara) – McConnell’s Fine Ice Creams
Bruce Kalman (L.A.) – Union, Knead & Co. 
Sara Kramer & Sarah Hymanson (L.A.) - Kismet, Madcapra
David LeFevre (Manhattan Beach, CA) – Manhattan Beach Post, Fishing with Dynamite
David Lentz (L.A.) – The Hungry Cat
Donald Link (New Orleans) – Pêche, Herbsaint, Cochon, Cochon Butcher
Jenn Louis (Portland, OR) – Ray
Tyler Malek (L.A.) – Salt & Straw
Kevin Meehan (L.A.) – Kali
Matt Molina (L.A.) – Everson Royce Bar
Zoe Nathan (L.A.) – Huckleberry
Bryant Ng (L.A.) – Cassia
Nancy Oakes (San Francisco) – Boulevard
Adam Perry Lang (Hollywood) – APL Restaurant
Zachary Pollack (L.A.) – Alimento
Steve Samson (L.A.) – Sotto, Rossoblu
Michael Schwartz (Miami) – The Genuine Hospitality Group, Amara at Paraiso
Jon Shook & Vinny DiTolo (L.A.) – Animal Restaurant Group 
Nancy Silverton (L.A.) – Nancy’s Fancy Gelato 
Jonathan Sundstrom (Seattle) – Lark, Bitter/Raw, Slab Sandwiches & Pie
Shannon Swindle (L.A.) – Craft
Suzanne Tracht (L.A.) – Jar
Marc Vetri (Philadelphia) – Vetri Cucina
Michael Voltaggio (L.A.)  
Rocco Whalen (Cleveland/ Charlotte) – Fahrenheit
Jason Winters (L.A.) – Urban Pie
Sherry Yard (L.A.) – IPIC Group
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.

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 Sponsors

Netflix

Chef Sponsors

  • 400 Capital Management/Rebecca & Bill Sanders
  • The Emmett Family
  • HBO
  • The Lee-Whang Family
  • TRIOSE, Inc.
  • Kristen Vangsness
  • Luann, Bob, Nick and Chase Williams

Sous Chef Sponsors

  • The Bosnak Family Foundation/Stable Foundation
  • Tristram Carpenter & Gabrielle Stanton
  • The Cast of NCIS
  • Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
  • Anne G. Earhart
  • The Gavoni Family
  • Greenberg Glusker LLP
  • Abraham Higginbotham  & Steven Petrarca
  • Lena Dunham & Jenni Konner
  • Love Your Melon
  • MARNI
  • NBCUniversal
  • Raymond James (formly esalon.com)
  • The Reynolds Family Foundation
  • AJ & Valerie Rice
  • Sue Naegle/Naegle Ink.
  • Carrie and Tadzio Wellisz

Kid Zone Sponsors

  • Fullerton Oral Surgery - Steven A. Miyamoto, DDS

LALA food

Become a Sponsor


Sponsorship opportunities are available for businesses and organizations for 2018. For more information, please contact Sarah Wright at 866-333-1213 or [email protected].

Purchase Sponsorship

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

Kids Zone Sponsor - $1,000 ($800 tax deductible)

  • 2 Tickets to L.A. Loves Alex’s Lemonade
  • 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

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

2018 Honorary Committee

Coming Soon!

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!