The L.A. Times Food Forum brings together the restaurant industry’s most distinguished chefs and culinary stars in a series of virtual panel discussions moderated by an L.A. Times editorial host. The discussions will celebrate the vibrance and diversity of the Los Angeles food scene and touch on important topics of the day. 


Women in Food

JUNE 9th, 6:00 PM
Join us for Women in Food, a virtual discussion panel around women making their mark in the Food & Beverage Industry. The panel will feature celebrity chef, author and TV host Carla Hall, Los Angeles based restaurant owner Bricia Lopez (Guelaguetza, co-author of Oaxaca Cookbook), chef Minh Phan (porridge+puffs, PHENAKITE), and natural wine importer and distributor Amy Atwood, hosted by L.A. Times Food Columnist Jenn Harris.  

Red Drinks for Juneteenth

JUNE 15th, 5:00 PM
Join us for Red Drinks for Juneteenth: Exploring the Black Foodways of the Juneteenth holiday and Beyond. This virtual discussion will feature guests such as Kevin Bludso (chef & owner, Bludso's Bar & Que), John Cleveland (chef & owner, Post & Beam), Kim Prince (chef & owner, Hotville Chicken), and Ray Anthony Barrett (Cinqué); hosted by L.A. Times reporter Donovan X. Ramsey, who covers Black life in Los Angeles

Food Waste, Accessibility, and the Relationship with Agriculture

JUNE 23th, 6:00 PM
Join us in addressing the issues of food waste, food accessibility and the relationship to agriculture in this important and educational event. Panelists will include LA Food Bank President and Chief Executive Officer Michael Flood, Secretary of the California Department of Food & Agriculture Karen Ross, Jamiah E. Hargins from Crop Swap L.A., and chef Mary Sue Milliken (Socalo, Border Grill)