Celebrity Chefs & Wine Tasting

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2016 Celebrity Chefs & Wine Tasting - Save the Date

On October 20th 2016, at the historic Casa Vertigo in Downtown Los Angeles, some of the top chefs in the country will serve an array of inspiring cuisine while stellar selections of world-class wines are poured from around the world. This year will also feature exciting live and silent auction items, an exclusive Sommelier Suite, entertainment and more.

The expected crowd of 500 guests will include corporate and civic leaders and affluent philanthropic food and wine enthusiasts from Northern and Southern California. They all share a passion for preventing child abuse and uplifting vulnerable families and communities. Over the years, the event has raised nearly $1.5 million for Children’s Bureau.

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The Sommelier Suite

sommelierFor our 7th Annual Celebrity Chefs & Wine Tasting event we are excited to offer our wine-loving guests a fun and informative evening with The Sommelier Suite. A number of rare wines from around the world will be poured from 1.5 Liter and 750ml formats, allowing for an enhanced wine-tasting experience at the event. This special night will be hosted by a variety of Master and Advanced Sommeliers. These passionate and dedicated wine professionals will pour a selection of highly-curated wines in an exclusive event space and will be available to enlighten guests on all things wine. Please join us in The Sommelier Suite for this fantastic event!

2016 Event Committee

EVENT CHAIR: Julia Stewart, President, Applebee’s and Chairman, CEO, dineEquity

Myndi Tooch Alessini
George Barton
Fedele Bauccio
Alan Berkes
Cecily Dean
Beverly Galashan
Kris Galashan
Jenn Garbee
Sarah Geana
Nancy Giltner
Beth Goldfarb
Gina Guerra
Rusty Hill
Kelley Holmes
Randy Kies
Patrick Lenow
Marianna Linfesty
Kristine Losito
Tim Ortman
Kevin Prewett
Kelly Riddle
Maureen Trippe
Terry Wills

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For more information, please contact Kelli Wirth at 213.342.0149 or kelliwirth@all4kids.org

2016 Chefs

Gino Angelini
Gino Angelini
(Angelini Osteria)
Chef Susan Feniger
Susan Feniger
(Border GrillMud Hen Tavern)
Chef Ray Garcia
Ray Garcia
(Broken Spanish)
Chef Bruce Kalman
Bruce Kalman
(Union Pasadena)
Mary Sue Milliken
Mary Sue Milliken
(Border Grill)
Chef Steve Samson
Steve Samson

2016 Wines

Constellation Brands
DAOU Vineyards & Winery
E.J. Gallo Winery
Guarachi Family Wines
Moet Hennessy
Ramey Wine Cellars
Rodney Strong Vineyards
Ste. Michelle Wine Estates
The Mark Wine Group
The Wine Group
Treasury Wine Estates

2016 Sponsors


Bon Appetit



AecomAvery DennisonBank of America Merrill LynchLatham Watkins



City National Bank



Ernst & Young LLPRT SpecialtyUnion Bank



Bain & CompanyEdison InternationalFirst Republic BankGibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
Goldman SachsGrandpoint BankMorgan StanleySidley Austin LLP

Stephanie and Peter Nolan Foundation

Haim Saban



Galashan Family Trust

Korn Ferry International

Mark Justice – Mr. Stax, Inc.

Thanks to you, the 6th Annual Celebrity Chefs & Wine Tasting raised more than $340,000 for child abuse prevention.

Celebrity Chefs & Wine Event