All-Star Chef Classic Comes to LA


Some of the most distinguished chefs from around the world will gather at the epicurean equivalent of the NFL Superbowl — the All-Star Chef Classic in Los Angeles. The hand-selected chefs participating in the in this event are true leaders in the culinary industry and many have either opened world-renowned restaurants, authored multiple cookbooks or devised innovative new cuisine techniques. Each one is a notable and well-recognized professional, and the All-Star Chef Classic is an event no cooking enthusiast will want to miss.


All-Star Chef Classic is a fun, intimate, and exclusive culinary celebration and this is the second year it’s back at L.A. Live. The four-day event takes place in the Chefs Tasting Arena™ and Restaurant Stadium™, which is presented by Wilsonart, a state-the-art venue with stadium seating, lights, cameras and LED screens. Guests will have a perfect view of all the activities taking place among the participating chefs.


Distinguished chefs include:


  • Aarón Sánchez (Paloma, Connecticut)
  • Brooks Headley (Del Posto, New York)
  • Bryn Williams (Odette’s, London)
  • Carolynn Spence (Chateau Marmont, Los Angeles)
  • Christina Tosi (Momofuku Milk Bar, New York)
  • Daniel Doherty (Duck and Waffle, London)
  • Daniel Patterson (Coi, San Francisco)
  • David LeFevre (M.B. Post, Manhattan Beach)
  • David Toutain (Restaurant David Toutain, Paris)
  • Dominique Crenn (Atelier Crenn, San Francisco)
  • Inaki Aizpitarte (Le Chateaubriand, Paris)
  • James Lowe (Lyle’s Restaurant, London)
  • Jenn Louis (Lincoln, Portland)
  • Jon Shook (animal, Son of a Gun and Trois Mec, Los Angeles)
  • Jonathan Waxman (Barbuto, New York)
  • Josiah Citrin (Mélisse, Los Angeles)
  • Ludo Lefebvre (Trois Mec and Petit Trois, Los Angeles)
  • Mark Hix (Hix, London)
  • Michael Cimarusti (Providence and Connie & Teds, Los Angeles)
  • Nancy Silverton (Mozza, Los Angeles)
  • Neal Fraser (Redbird, Los Angeles)
  • Sherry Yard (Helms Nakery, Los Angeles)
  • Skye Gyngell (Spring, London)
  • Suzanne Goin (AOC, Lucques and Tavern, Los Angeles)
  • Sven Chartier (Saturne, Paris)
  • Vinny Dotolo (animal, Son of a Gun and Trois Mec, Los Angeles)
  • Waylynn Lucas (Fonuts, Los Angeles)
  • Wylie Dufresne (Alder, New York)
  • Zoe Nathan (Huckleberry Cafe & Bakery, Santa Monica)


This year the event expands into a total of three dinners and one charity lunch in the Restaurant Stadium™:

Wednesday, March 11

  • French Masters Dinner presented by Fisher & Paykel

Thursday, March 12

  • American Masters Dinner presented by Mercedes-Benz

Friday, March 13

  • Cuisine for the Cure presented by Melissa’s
  • British Masters Dinner

Saturday, March 14

  • Kitchen Kids presented by Le Creuset
  • Grill & Chill presented by DCS & Stella Artois


In celebration of future foodies, Le Creuset will present Kitchen Kids, where 200 youths take part in a magnificent cooking class.


The event concludes with the Grill & Chill, a giant cookout presented by DCS & Stella Artois, expanding from 10 chefs last year to 20 chefs this year.


The four-day event will take place March 11-14 at L.A. LIVE’s Event Deck, located on top of Lot W/West Parking Garage. L.A. LIVE is located in downtown Los Angeles, across from STAPLES Center, at the intersection of Olympic Boulevard and Figueroa Street. The physical address is: 1005 W. Chick Hearn Street Los Angeles, CA 90015.


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Photos courtesy of L.A. LIVE and Wilsonart.

Author: SoCalLifeMag Staff

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