Celebrity Chefs & Wine Tasting

Thanks to you, the 2016 Celebrity Chefs and Wine Tasting event raised $325,000 for child abuse prevention!


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.

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

Click Here For 2016 Sponsorship Opportunities

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

2016 Chefs

Gino Angelini
Gino Angelini
(Angelini Osteria)
Chef Ryan Bergunio
Ryan Bergunio
(Bistro 45)
Chef Anne Conness
Anne Conness
Chef Susan Feniger
Susan Feniger
(Border GrillMud Hen Tavern)
Chef Ray Garcia
Ray Garcia
(Broken Spanish)
Chef Wolfgang Gussmack
Wolfgang Gussmack
(Röckenwagner Bakery)
Chef Bruce Kalman
Bruce Kalman
(Union Pasadena)
Chef David Lentz
David Lentz
(The Hungry Cat)
Chef Jessie Liu
Jessie Liu
Chef Rene Mata
Rene Mata
(Chinois on Main)
Mary Sue Milliken
Mary Sue Milliken
(Border Grill)
Chef Joanne Ponvanit
Joanna Ponvanit
(The Getty Center)
Chef Hans Rockenwagner
Hans Röckenwagner
(Röckenwagner Bakery)
Chef Steve Samson
Steve Samson

What We’re Serving Up – Chefs Menu!

Gino Angelini – Angelini Osteria
Lasagna Verde

Ryan Bergunio – Bistro 45
Braised Kurobuta Pork Belly and Jus
Fennel Puree, Caramelized Onion, Spinach with Garlic Essence

Anne Conness – Sausal
Pork Chili Verde with Sweet Corn Elote

Mary Sue Milliken & Susan Feniger – Border Grill
Green Corn Tamales with Crema and Salsa Fresca &
Seared Greens with Griddled Panela and Tomatillo Oja Sante Salsa

Ray Garcia – Broken Spanish and B.S. Taqueria
Oxtail with Plantain and Habanero

Wolfgang Gussmack & Hans Röckenwagner –
3 Square Café/ Röckenwagner Bakery

German Plum Streusel and Austrian Plum Buchteln

Bruce Kalman – Union Pasadena and Knead & Co. Pasta Bar + Market
Stracciatella on Crostone, Pacific Sun Olive Puree

David Lentz – The Hungry Cat
Albacore Tuna Tostada, Avocado Crema, Pickles and Aji Amarillo

Jessie Liu – Providence
Kawaish – Roasted Soy Bean White Chocolate Mousse,
Black Sesame Cake and Cocoa Nib Dentelle

Rene Mata – Chinois on Main
Chinois Chicken Salad

Joanne Ponvanit – The Getty Center and Getty Villa
Mini Cherve Cheese Cake Bite,
Mini Individual Panna Cotta and Mini Chocolate Mousse

Steve Samson – Sotto and Rossoblu
Marinated Heirloom Tomatoes, Stracciatella, Herbed Bread Crumbs

2016 Wines

Boisset Collection
Constellation Brands
DAOU Vineyards & Winery
E.J. Gallo Winery
Guarachi Family Wines
J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines
Jamieson Ranch Vineyards
Kobrand Corporation
Malibu Family Wines
Moet Hennessy
Pernod Ricard
Raeburn Fine Wines
Ramey Wine Cellars
Rodney Strong Vineyards
Scheid Family Wines
Ste. Michelle Wine Estates
Terlato Wines
The Mark Wine Group
The Wine Group
Treasury Wine Estates
Trinchero Family Estates
Young’s Market Company

2016 Sponsors


Bon Appetit



AECOM logo Avery Dennison Bank of America Merrill Lynch Latham Watkins
Mattel logo



City National Bank Deloitte Logo
National Account Services



Ernst & Young LLP ESPN logo Guggenheim logo Pricewaterhouse Coopers
RT Specialty SKADDEN-LOGO Union Bank



Bain & Company Edison International First Republic Bank Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
Goldman Sachs Grandpoint Bank Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP, Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP
Morgan Stanley Sard Verbinnen logo Sidley Austin LLP

Stephanie and Peter Nolan Foundation
Haim Saban



Stephanie Campbell
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