Registration closes

Weds, March 20

Publish online

Mon, April 1

Publish in the L.A. Times

Sun, April 14

Festival Launch Party

Weds, April 30

Night Market

May 8 — May 12

Closing Night

Fri, May 31



There’s a category for almost any event you can imagine. Check the descriptions for some examples to get you started and then pick one or a few different days to hold your event.

Registration fees include listings online and in our printed program, inclusion in marketing, use of the FOOD BOWL logo and marketing materials, including a FOOD BOWL poster and decal.


Host a charity based event such as a bake sale or tribute dinner to raise money and awareness for your favorite cause tackling food waste, sustainability, food insecurity or hunger.

Pop-Ups & Parties

Host anything from block parties to pop-up taco bars to an oyster festival.

Brunch & Lunch

Create a unique themed event, lunch special or secret menu item. Celebrate your signature dishes, seasonal produce, chefs, both alums and current, or perhaps an overlooked cuisine.

Kids in the Kitchen

Create a family-friendly experience sure to delight all ages.

Exclusive Dinners & Dishes

101 Restaurants We Love, classic cafes and diners and new openings, host collaborative dinners, special Tasting menus and secret off-the-menu dishes exclusively during May.

Test Kitchen

Host a test kitchen experience in your restaurant where chefs can R&D and serve new dishes.

Cocktails & Canapes

It’s all about drinks paired with canapes or complementing an inventive feast — think beer, wine, cocktails or even kombucha. Bars, bartenders and their communities are invited to create classes, pop-ups and exciting interactions with cocktails. For example: a cocktail bar crawl, mixology classes, competitions or a cocktail pairing with food options.

Panels & Talks

Host a roundtable with guest speakers at your restaurant. Or partner with a theater, college, food association or charity to highlight food issues.

Things in a Bowl

Create a month-long menu special served in a bowl. But here’s the twist: The dish must use the special ingredient of Los Angeles Times’ choosing: artichoke.

 Classes, Markets & Tours

Hold a cooking class revealing secrets to your signature dish. Teach knife and butchery skills. Conduct a tour of your local farmers market, demos featuring local or out-of-town chefs, partner a farmer with a chef for a tasting of produce, or introduce some unique new vendors.


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Los Angeles FOODBOWL 2019
Los Angeles FOODBOWL 2019
Los Angeles FOODBOWL 2019