Celebrity Chefs & Wine Tasting

Celebrity Chefs & Wine Tasting 2015

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October 22, 2015, 6-9 p.m.

Casa Vertigo
1828 Oak Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015

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On October 22nd 2015, at the historic Casa Vertigo in Downtown Los Angeles, some of the top chefs in the country will serve an array of tapas-style creations to please the palate while a stellar selection of wines are poured from around the world. This year will also feature exciting live and silent auction items, Magnum Lounge 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.


Gino Angelini
Gino Angelini
(Angelini Osteria)
Melina Davies
Melina Davies
(Olive & Thyme)
Chef Susan Feniger
Susan Feniger
(Border Grill)
Chef Neal Fraser
Neal Fraser
Chef Ray Garcia
Ray Garcia
(Broken Spanish)
Chef Yousef Ghalaini
Yousef Ghalaini
(FIG Santa Monica)
Chef Greg Hozinsky
Greg Hozinsky
(The Strand House)
Chef Stephanie Franz
Stephanie Franz
(The Strand House)
Chef Coco Kislinger
Coco Kislinger
(Coco Bakes)
Chef John Lechleidner
John Lechleidner
(WP24 Restaurant and Lounge)
Chef Walter Manzke
Walter Manzke
( République )
Chef Hans Rockenwagner
Hans Röckenwagner
Chef Wolfgang Gussmack
Wolfgang Gussmack
Chef Steve Samson
Steve Samson
Chef Yoya Takahashi
Yoya Takahashi


Antinori Estate, Tignanello, Tuscany
Erath, Prince Hill Pinot Noir, Oregon
Ladera, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
Trivento, Amado Sur Malbec Blend, Mendoza
Ruffino, II Ducale, Toscano
Louis Martini, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley Lot No. 1
J Lohr, Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles Hilltop Vineyard
Jacob’s Creek, Shiraz, Barossa Valley Centenary Hill
Rodney Strong, Alexander Valley Single Vineyard Collection
Rodney Strong, Alexander Valley Brothers Ridge
Trapiche, Malbec, Mendoza Fausto Vina Orellana de Escobar
Stags’ Leap Winery, Petite Sirah, Napa Valley
Trinchero, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
Atlas Peak Haystack Vineyard
Taken, Red, Napa Valley
Cherry Pie, Pinot Noir, Napa Valley Stanly Ranch
Jolie-Pitt & Perrin, Côtes de Provence Rosé, Miraval
Regali, Acqui Rosa Regale
Banfi, Pinot Grigio, Toscana San Angelo
Nobilo, Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough Icon
Catena, Chardonnay Mendoza Alta
Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, Antinori Tignanello, Tuscany
Ramey Wine Cellars, Chardonnay, Russian Valley
Guarachi, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
Venteux Vineyards, “Fleur Blanc” Viognier Blend, Paso Robles
Venteux Vineyards, Grenache, Paso Robles
Venteux Vineyards, “Tache Le Verre” Syrah, Santa Barbara County

Magnum Lounge

Magnum LoungeThis year, we are excited to offer a unique experience with The Sommelier Magnum Lounge. A number of rare wines from around the world will be poured from 1.5 Liter formats, allowing for more guests to taste greatness.

This special event will be hosted by a variety of Master and Advanced Sommeliers from the Court of Master Sommeliers. Throughout the evening, these passionate and dedicated wine professionals will answer questions and enlighten guests on not only the wines being presented, but all things wine. A special selection of gourmet hors d’oeuvres prepared by Chef David Slatkin will be served. This is an exclusive opportunity, and, for anyone truly interested in fine wine, attendance is a MUST!

Emcee & Auctioneer

Fritz ColemanWe’re excited to have the always entertaining Fritz Coleman emcee the evening and much-anticipated live auction.

Silent Auction

Featured items include: Disney Hall tickets, Dinner for two at Spago, Tour and tasting for 4 at Chappellet Vineyards, 2 tickets to KROQ’s Acoustic Christmas, Dinner for ten at The Strand House, Palm Springs Weekend Getaway, Trip to Cabo San Lucas

Live Auction

The Habit Burger Truck (2)
Masters Golf Tournament tickets, Robert Procop Jewelry (2)
5 bottle Horizontal of 2010 Bond (Melbury, Pluribus, Quella, St. Eden, Vecina)



Bon Appetit



Avery Dennison Bank of America Merrill Lynch Latham Watkins Mattel


Liza-Mae and Mark Carlin

AECOM-Logo CBRE City National Bank Lockton Insurance Brokers
NFP National Account Services Paul Hastings Sidley Austin LLP



Ernst & Young LLP Pricewaterhouse Cooper SKADDEN-LOGO Wells Fargo



Bain & Company Southern California Edison Gibson Dunn Goldman Sachs
Grandpoint Bank Korn Ferry Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy Morgan Stanley
LEK First Republic Bank

RT Specialty


Galashan Family Trust Connie and Doug Hayes Kerry Foods Muller Foundation Stephanie and Peter Nolan Foundation Pointe Marketing

Deutsche Bank Shelli Herman and Associates Smart & Final USBank


The Tasting Panel & The Somm Journal





Individual Ticket: $250
Magnum Lounge: $500 per person (includes $250 individual ticket)

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Uber First Ride Free

Event Committee


Julia Stewart, Event Chair
George Barton
Fedele Bauccio
Alan Berkes
Stephanie Campbell
Samantha Davies
Cecily Dean
Denise DeSantis
Kris Galashan
Sarah Geana
Nancy Giltner
Beth Goldfarb
Gina Guerra
Kelley Holmes
Randall Kies
Patrick Lenow
Kristine Losito
Tim Ortman
Kelly Riddle
Maureen Trippe
Terry Wills

For More Information

Kelli Wirth, Special Events Manager kelliwirth@all4kids.org or 213.342.0149

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