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6th Annual Celebrity Chefs & Wine Tasting | October 22, 2015 | Casa Vertigo, LA | Details to follow.

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Kajsa AlgerKajsa Alger
(Mud Hen Tavern)
Gino AngeliniGino Angelini
(Angelini Osteria)
Ryan BerguinoRyan Bergunio
(Bistro 45)
Melina DaviesMelina Davies
(Olive & Thyme)
Leslie DursoLeslie Durso
(Vegan Chef)
Susan FenigerSusan Feniger
(Border Grill, Mud Hen Tavern)
Sharlena FongSharlena Fong
(Semisweet Bakery)
Karen HatfieldKaren Hatfield
(Hatfield’s, The Sycamore Kitchen)
Loretta KellerLoretta Keller
John LechleidnerJohn Lechleidner
Hiroyuke NarukeHiroyuke Naruke
(Q Sushi)
Joachim SplichalJoachim Splichal
(Patina Restaurant Group)

Special Guest

Fred DameFred Dame, Master Sommelier

More About Fred Dame

Legendary Master Sommelier Fred Dame will host an extraordinary private affair within the event. A limited number of guests will enjoy a personal tasting of some exceptional wines of the world, chosen from the Guild’s cellar.

The Court of Master Sommeliers is the premier international examining body and Mr. Dame was one of the first Americans to pass the demanding Masters Exam. He founded the American Branch of the Court in 1986 and has served as the President of the Court of Master Sommeliers Worldwide. Throughout his career, he has received honorary professorships, numerous appointments, industry acclaim and worldwide recognition.

His passionate dedication to the service and appreciation of wine has provided him with a rare and cultured perspective on all things wine. As an accomplished Ambassador of wine, Fred enjoys sharing his knowledge as much as savoring the grape; both of which will help make this for an unforgettable evening.


Bodega Catena Zapata, Bodega Norton, Cambria Estate Winery, Chappellet, Charles and Charles, Château Miraval, Cherry Pie, Concannon Conservancy, Dreaming Tree Wines, Gloria Ferrer, Greg Norman Estates, J.Lohr Vineyards & Wines, Jackson Family Wines, Jacob’s Creek, MacMurray Estate Vineyards, Michel Redde, Pacific Rim, Riboli Family Wine Estates, Rodney Strong Vineyards, Ruffino Ducale Oro, Tormaresca, Trapiche Winery, Trinchero Family Estates and Yalumba.


Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Liza-Mae and Mark Carlin Julia Stewart and Tim Ortman

Guggenheim Wells Fargo Lockton City National Bank
NFP National Account Services Breitburn Energy Partners LP CBRE Latham Watkins


Ernst & Young LLP Pricewaterhouse Cooper Paul Hastings Skadden

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP Moultrie Asset Management, Inc.

Korn Ferry AECOM RT Specialty Grandpoint Bank
Southern Wine & Spirits Bain & Company Avanti Hospitals Southern California Edison

Marina and John Durrant Kerry Foods Muller Foundation Shelli Herman and Associates, Inc. Target Corporation Point Marketing Wood, Smith, Henning & Berman


Uber The Sound 100.3

Stella Artois

Acqua Panna S. Pellegrino Starbucks Coca-Cola

Silent Auction

KROQ’s Almost Acoustic Christmas Tickets, Maui Getaway, Two nights at Napa River Inn, Dinner for 2 at Fagiani’s, One Year of DIRECTV, Palm Springs Getaway, Patina Cooking Class plus Cookware, Walt Disney Studio Tour, Jewelry, Spectacular wines, tastings and more!

Live Auction

Corum Watch
A new “men’s only” sleek and sporty chronograph watch that fits the Admiral’s Cup way of life


Masters Golf Tournament tickets for 2 with accommodations
Golf enthusiasts, no more watching it on TV! See some of the world’s top golfers compete with 2 tickets to the finals of the Masters Golf Tournament in Augusta, GA on Sunday, April 12, 2015 + 2 nights accommodations


Qantas Australia Trip
Fly down under for a wine experience you’ll never forget! Explore Australia’s historic Wine Country, Hunter Valley, with incredible tastings and wildlife experiences unlike anywhere in the world. This incredible package includes 3 nights in Hunter Valley and 2 nights in Sydney, one of the world’s most exciting cities. Visit centuries-old wine cellars and indigenous wildlife in this unique one-of-a-kind adventure. Air provided by Qantas Vacations and experience by Destination New South Wales. This is a treasure that is truly World-Class!


The Habit Burger Truck
Habit Burger Truck, hailed as the “best tasting burger around” is offering up a personalized menu for 150 people at a location of your choice! Invite your friends and have a celebration!


Qantas Vacations sydney.com



Individual Ticket: $250
Exclusive Tasting with Fred Dame: $750 (Includes Individual Ticket)

Event registration is closed.

In The Media

Event Committee


Julia Stewart, Event Chair
George Barton
Fedele Bauccio
Alan Berkes
Stephanie Campbell
Mark Carlin
Ceci Dean
Denise DeSantis
Joel Freedman
Sarah Kim Geana
Nancy Giltner
Dick Gott
Gina Guerra
Shelli Herman
Kelley Holmes
Rocky Laverty
Patrick Lenow
Kris Losito
Tim Ortman
Art Rasmussen
Benazeer Roshan
Blair Shasha
Maureen Trippe
Nathaniel True-Daniels

Uber Deal

For More Information

Event Coordinator | Celebrity Chefs & Wine Tasting at ccwt@all4kids.org or 213.342.0140

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