Our Sponsors

2018 Sponsors

Without the support and passion of our partners, the L.A. FOOD BOWL wouldn’t be the celebration of food and culture that it is today.

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Citi, the leading global bank, has approximately 200 million customer accounts and does business in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions. Citi provides consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a broad range of financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, transaction services, and wealth management.

Major Partners

The all-new 100% electric Nissan LEAF gives you the freedom to enjoy the drive. Nissan Intelligent Mobility technologies like ProPILOT Assist and e-Pedal help make your time behind the wheel more relaxing. And instant acceleration with zero tailpipe emissions proves that you don’t have to compromise for a more thrilling, greener drive.


ENIT – Italian National Tourist Board is a non-profit organization tasked with promoting Italy as a tourist destination. It is headquartered in Rome and has with 24 offices worldwide, 4 in North America: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Toronto.


From our hand-selected ingredients to our meticulous, inefficient process to the way we bottle and sell our bourbon, Maker’s Mark has always gone against the grain. Fact is, we wouldn’t have it any other way.


Hornitos® was boldly born in 1950 in honor of Mexican Independence Day. It all began in Jalisco, Mexico with our founder, Don Francisco, a man who wasn’t shy about taking chances to make great tequila. From creating Reposado before it was even a word, to revolutionizing the agave cooking process, to standing up to the Mexican government and setting new standards for tequila. Since then, it has become our tradition to break tradition, all in the name of bettering tequila.


Charity Partners

L.A. Kitchen believes that neither food nor people should ever go to waste. By reclaiming healthy, local food that would otherwise be discarded, training men and women who are unemployed for jobs, and providing healthy meals to fellow citizens, L.A. Kitchen empowers, nourishes, and engages the community.

Food Forward fights hunger and prevents food waste by rescuing fresh surplus produce, connecting this abundance with people in need and inspiring others to do the same.  Food Forward staff and volunteers rescue 300,000 pounds of surplus produce each week from fruit trees, farmers markets and the Los Angeles Wholesale Produce Market.100% of these fresh fruits and vegetables are donated to over 300 hunger relief agencies across 8 counties in Southern California.

Founded in 1914, The Midnight Mission offers paths to self-sufficiency to men, women and children who have lost direction. Our emergency services and 12-step recovery, family living, job training, education and workforce development programs offer a compassionate bridge to achieve and maintain healthy, productive lives. We remove obstacles and provide the accountability and structure that people who are experiencing homelessness need to be productive in their communities. Our conviction and commitment to their success define us.

Event Partners

Peru, recognized as the “Best culinary destination in the world” for six consecutive years by the World Travel Awards (WTA), has its innovation, mix and flavors from its history. Its long process of cultural exchange between Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Italians, Africans, among others, bring unique and delicious dishes you are invited to enjoy.

OpenTable, part of The Priceline Group, is the world’s leading provider of online restaurant reservations. Each month, they seat more than 24 million diners, via online reservations made at over 43,000 restaurants. Their global network connects restaurants and diners, helping diners discover and book the perfect table, and helping restaurants deliver personalized hospitality to keep guests coming back.

Launched in 1995 Chang Beer instantly captured the hearts and taste buds of the Thai people. Over the years it has become one of the most famous brands in Thailand and is globally recognized as a symbol of the land of smiles. Brewed only in Thailand, Chang is the perfect companion to all things Thai.

Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is responsible for the promotion of tourism to Thailand. With offices scattered throughout the country and around the world, TAT provides information on tourist areas and activities, places to eat and explore, local experiences and so much more.

The China National Tourist Office (CNTO) in Los Angeles is an non-profit government organization. CNTO’s mission is to develop and promote all aspects of tourism to China within the United States. CNTO is responsible for educating both the general public and the travel industry about China and assisting travel agents and tour operators in selling China to Americans.

Visit Victoria is the primary tourism, business and major events company that showcases the depth and diversity of Melbourne, Victoria’s inspiring experiences. From incredible dining, eclectic cafes and rooftop bars to renowned and boutique wineries, incredible wildlife and adventure experiences, find it ALL in Melbourne.

Experience fine in-flight dining with the CONNOISSEURS. ANA’s 3 daily flights from LAX to Tokyo connect you throughout Japan and all of Asia. ANA, Japan’s largest airline, is one of only ten airlines in the world to receive a Skytrax’s 5-Star rating and was awarded “2018 Airline of the Year” by Air Transport World.

BACK by popular demand, Prime Video & Los Angeles Times present Wine & Prime. Celebrity host Mark Oldman, renowned wine expert & personality will present wine parings like you’ve never experienced as well as an exclusive outdoor screening. We’ve all paired cheese with wine, but have you tried The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel with Pinot Noir? Mark Oldman will take attendees on a unique journey of wine parings at this one of a kind event.

Supplier Partners

Ballast Point Brewing Company is a San Diego brewery dedicated to the craft of making great beer. We tirelessly innovate, honor our local home brew roots, and have a passion for customer service and education.

As the leading airline in Latin America, LATAM Airlines Group features one of the youngest fleets and largest route networks in the world, with services to 140 destinations in 25 countries. The company employs 42,000+ people worldwide, operating more than 1,300 daily flights and transporting 67M passengers per year.

Bringing the Flavors of Japan to the People of the World”:  MUTUAL TRADING as the premier Japanese food specialist, promotes Washoku food culture with fine foods, liquors, and restaurant supplies. Legendary for introducing Sushi to America in 1965, the artisan Sake boom in the 90’s, and the Ramen rush of the new millennium.

Hospitality Partners

“At the Kimpton Everly Hotel, we tempt our guests to stay forever. From the moment you enter our hotel’s welcoming, art-filled social spaces, the heartbeat of our Hollywood home, you’ll feel at ease. The bright interior and lush landscaping offer a much-needed respite from the nearby LA bustle. Each room offers views of the shimmering LA skyline or Hollywood Hills, juxtaposed against dreamy vignettes of the iconic Hollywood Sign. Plus, elevated amenities that range from the ground-floor restaurant Jane Q and Ever Bar to our 5th-floor pool oasis are complete with our high level of personalized service and soulful Kimpton perks.”

Located on the corner of 7th and Olive Street in Downtown L.A., NoMad Los Angeles continues in the spirit of the original NoMad in New York by taking residence in the historic building, Giannini Place. Originally built in the 1920s as the headquarters for The Bank of Italy, the building’s gold and blue Italianate lobby ceiling has been fully restored and serves as inspiration throughout. Honoring its rich history, NoMad naturally balances the integrity and character of the Neoclassical landmark with a contemporary California design sensibility.  As in New York, we have collaborated with Jacques Garcia on the design and Chef Daniel Humm and Will Guidara on the restaurants, while adapting our approach to seamlessly blend into the vibrant tapestry of Downtown L.A.


The LINE LA draws inspiration from the culture of L.A. with modern design and local influences.  The LINE is home to LA’s creative community with design that is minimal & midcentury with layering from local artists.  Together with designer Sean Knibb, the LINE Hotel, originally built in 1964, embraces its mid-century bones and culturally rich neighborhood to create an inspiring boutique hotel experience. A place of community and gathering, the LINE L.A.’s lobby welcomes travelers and neighbors alike. Between dishes crafted by LA’s own chef Roy Choi, a shop locally-curated by art and design collective Poketo, and nightlife vibes designed by the Houston Brothers, the LINE delivers a rich, layered, urban experience unlike any other in Los Angeles.


Freehand LA was created for a new generation of traveler, combining the social culture of a hostel with innovative design, comfort and quality.  Freehand LAfeatures suites, premium hotel rooms and shared accommodations with interiors designed by Roman & Williams.  Freehand Los Angeles combines international flavors with local culture to bring you a unique food & beverage experience. Start your day at Cafe Integral with fine coffee from Nicaragua and a variety of fresh juices and teas. Then explore offerings from the Bar Lab team with the main restaurant, The Exchange, hotel lobby bar, Rudolph’s Bar & Tea and our rooftop oasis, Broken Shaker.