5:30-6:30 p.m., VIP entry; 6:30 p.m., general admission; 8 p.m., interactive dessert bar
More than 30 years ago, Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken (2018 Gold Award winners) opened City Café, a tiny storefront on Melrose Avenue that launched a culinary empire that has included City restaurant, Border Grill, Ciudad, a Food Network show ("Too Hot Tamales"), KCRW Good Food, multiple cookbooks and various solo projects.
For Food Bowl, they will host Plant Power, the No Beast Feast, a garden party focusing on the region's bountiful produce. Featuring an international lineup of prominent chefs, this seasonal, vegetarian and vegan extravaganza will showcase innovative vegetable-driven cuisine paired with fine wines, beers and handcrafted cocktails from female winemakers, brewers and distillers.
On the upper plaza of Border Grill in downtown Los Angeles, guests will be treated to a variety of signature bites and offerings from a dessert bar. All proceeds from the event will be donated to Girls Inc. and the James Beard Foundation women’s leadership programs to support the advancement of young girls and the empowerment of women in the hospitality industry.
Besides Milliken and Feniger, participating chefs include cookbook author Nadine Redzepi (Noma), Monique Fiso of New Zealand (Hiakai), Akasha Richmond (Akasha), Antonia Lofaso (Scopa Italian Roots), April Bloomfield (Hearth & Hound), Brooke Williamson (Playa Provisions), Dahlia Narvaez (Mozza), Roxana Jullapat (Friends & Family), Shirley Chung (Ms. Chi), Dakota Weiss (Sweetfin/Estrella), Jazz Singsanong (Jitlada), Niki Nakayama (n/naka), Nyesha Arrington (Native Santa Monica), Sara Kramer and Sarah Hymanson (Kismet), Sherry Yard (iPic Theaters), Tanya Holland (Brown Sugar Kitchen) and Valerie Gordon (Valerie Confections).