join chef ambassadors joachim splichal, matthew poley,
hugo bolanos + Brendan Collins
at the Italian-style villa of Carla and Fred Sands featuring the best of LA’s restaurants and artisanal food vendors, as well as a variety of California’s finest wine and spirits.
6:00-7:00pm VIP Reception
Featuring this year's Chef Ambassadors including:
The Patina Group’s JOACHIM SPLICHAL
Heirloom LA’s MATTHEW POLEY and
Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel Air's HUGO BOLANOS
and Birch's BRENDAN COLLINS at the UFC Booth
Enjoy early entrance to the Garden Party with special pours from Asombroso Tequila, Frank Family Winery, Glenfiddich, Moraga Estates and selections from The Kitchen for Exploring Food and The Truffle Brothers.
7:00-10:00pm Garden Party + Auction, with tastes from restaurants, bakeries, craft distilleries, breweries and wineries and an auction featuring large format wines and incredible trips and experiences.
Once again, Cultivate LA was a tremendous success raising $400,000 for UFC's programs to help the foster youth in our community. 700 guests were joined by Chef Ambassadors Brendan Collins (Waterloo & City), Duff Goldman (Charm City Cakes West, Duff's Cakemix), Eric Greenspan (National Geographic's Eric Greenspan is Hungry, Greenspan's Grilled Cheese), and Ricardo Zarate (Picca, Mo Chica). Zoe Nathan of Huckleberry Bakery & Café, Rustic Canyon, Milo & Olive, and Sweet Rose Creamery was on hand to sign her new cookbook "Huckleberry".
“As a new dad, I know how important it is to create a stable environment where children can thrive and succeed. I am thrilled to join Cultivate LA and United Friends of the Children this year to help over 1,300 kids in foster care graduate from high school, attend college and plan for their future.”
Chef Eric Greenspan
Guests sampled amazing bites from over sixty of LA's best restaurants and artisanal food producers as well as California's vintners and craft distilleries while enjoying live Cuban music from Perico Hernandez (featured in the film "Chef" by John Favreau).
The mobile auction included some amazing specialty wines, fabulous wine country trips and unique private dinners. The lucky winners took home large format wines including Screaming Eagle 2007 Second Flight Red Wine and Ridge 2010 Montebello 6L, dinner and wine pairings for six at Curtis Stone's new restaurant Maude in Beverly Hills, and a two-night stay at San Ysidro Ranch and dinner for two at The Stonehouse. Guests also signed up to attend a private in-home dinner on March 7, 2015 with Chefs Eric Greenspan and Duff Goldman. Hosted by Toni and John Schulman, the dinner includes an extraordinary meal prepared by the chefs as well as esteemed wines from the Spire Collection. Seats are still available for this one-of-a-kind experience - get yours today!
As always this event would not be possible without the incredible leadership of our Event Chairs, Sarah Bowman, Deb Parr and Toni Schulman as well as their team of co-chairs and committee members. Of course, the participation of our fabulous Ambassador Chefs and all the amazing food, wine and beverage vendors makes this event so spectactular.
THANK YOU TO ALL THE GENEROUS EVENT PARTICIPANTS AND DONORS!
Keep an eye out for next year's date and event details - you won't want to miss it!
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