VENUE AND EVENT INFO
Presented by LA, Grow! and The Los Angeles Times.
Join us to celebrate the opening of the L.A. Food Bowl, a month long -citywide- culinary festival starting on May 1st. Doors open at 6 PM. Food by Kogi BBQ, Pasta Sisters, Mariscos Jalisco, Salt And Straw, Pico House, Crispy Cuban and drinks will be available for purchase before and after the Q&A Panel. Music by DJ Zo.
Q&A Panel with:
Massimo Bottura (Chef, Osteria Francescana) David Gelb (Director, Jiro Dreams of Sushi, Chef's Table), Magnus Nilsson (Chef, Fäviken), Niki Nakayama (Chef, n/naka), Jon Favreau (Actor and filmmaker, Chef), Roy Choi (Chef, Kogi BBQ, Chego!,A- Frame, Commissary, POT and LocoL). Hosted by Times restaurant critic Jonathan Gold.
Los Angeles – a city rich in culture, food, and entertainment. We invite you to join a conversation on the evolution of the culinary industry, its impact on the silver screen, and how the world's hottest chefs have grown to share the stage with Hollywood's biggest stars. Pulitzer Prize Award winning food critic Jonathan Gold, will the lead the discussion.
Following, the screening of Jon Favreau's Chef (2014). About the movie:
Carl Casper is an acclaimed chef with a family life that seems as decaying as his artistic freedom. Those frustrations boil over into a raucous viral-videoed public confrontation against a restaurant critic who panned his cooking of food that his boss ordered him to make against his instincts. Now with his career ruined, Carl's ex-wife offers an unorthodox solution in Miami: refit an old food truck to offer quality cooking on his own terms. Now with his young son, Percy, and old colleague, Martin, helping, Carl takes a working trip across America with that truck to rediscover his gastronomic passion. With Percy's tech savvy and Martin's enthusiasm, Carl finds that he is creating a traveling sensation on the way home. In doing so, Carl discovers he is serving up more than simply food, but also a deeper connection with his life and his family that is truly delicious in its own way.