The Second Annual All-Star Chef Classic

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Suzanne Goin at Grill + Chill
Suzanne Goin at Grill + Chill

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Over 25 amazing chefs and 3,500 foodies descended upon downtown L.A. earlier this month for AEG’s second annual All-Star Chef Classic. 

The four-day festival transported diners ‘kitchen-side’ for a truly memorable culinary event at L.A. Live which re-introduced the concept of the ‘restaurant stadium’ as conceived by Krissy Lefebvre and Lucy Lean.

Ludo Lefebvre at French Masters
Ludo Lefebvre at French Masters

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This year, the second annual celebration presented the three-part Masters Dinners Series (French, American, and British); Cuisine for the Cure in partnership with L.A.’s City of Hope; Kitchen Kids in honor of Pi Day; and the closing event, Grill and Chill.

Restaurant Stadium offered an unparalleled dining experience for festivalgoers, as they came face-to-face with some of the world’s best chefs in the heat of the moment, including Ludo Lefebvre (Trois Mec, Los Angeles), Inazki Aizpitarte (Le Chateaubriand, Paris), Nancy Silverton (Mozza, Los Angeles), Christina Tosi (Momofuku Milk Bar, New York), Daniel Patterson (Coi, San Francisco), Wylie Dufresne (wd-50, Alder, New York), Aarón Sánchez (Paloma, Stamford), Suzanne Goin (Lucques, Los Angeles), Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo (Animal, Son of a Gun), and additional award-winning and Michelin-starred talent.

Chefs Michael Cimarusti, Nancy Silverton, Wylie Dufresne, Christina Tosi, and Daniel Patterson at the American Masters dinner
Chefs Michael Cimarusti, Nancy Silverton, Wylie Dufresne, Christina Tosi, and Daniel Patterson at the American Masters dinner

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On Friday, the event welcomed partner City of Hope—a non-profit cancer research hospital in Southern California—at Cuisine for the Cure on Friday. Acclaimed chefs Jenn Louis (Lincoln, Sunshine Tavern), Suzanne Goin (Lucques, A.O.C.), Brooks Headley (Del Posto), and Aarón Sánchez (Paloma) served a four-course lunch that showcased an array of nourishing and flavorful dishes that utilize super foods, known to help treat and prevent the spread of cancer.

Chefs James Lowe, Bryn Williams, Skye Gyngell, Daniel Doherty, and Mark Hix at the British Masters dinner
Chefs James Lowe, Bryn Williams, Skye Gyngell, Daniel Doherty, and Mark Hix at the British Masters dinner

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On Saturday, the festival commemorated the once-in-a-century Pi Day (3/14/15) and spotlighted the unique cooking class event, Kitchen Kids, in which renowned chef Waylynn Lucas (fonuts, Los Angeles) guided 200 children in a real-time pie-making lesson. After the lightning event, the pint-sized chefs, ages 3-13, returned home with their very own pie, petite pie dish and DIY pie kit to salute the centennial celebration of Pi Day for years to come. Sarah Michelle Gellar and her daughter Charlotte Grace joined in the revelry.

Sarah Michelle Gellar poses with Chef Waylynn Lucas at Kitchen Kids
Sarah Michelle Gellar poses with Chef Waylynn Lucas at Kitchen Kids

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Grill and chill was the event’s piece de resistance: a multi-cultural nighttime celebration with ten All-Star Chefs cooking over the open flame and ten other All-Star Chefs showcasing their deliciously chilled dishes, be it salad, cold bites or dessert in the All-Star Chefs’ Tasting Arena. Chefs included Sherry Yard, David Lefevre, Josiah Citrin and Mary Sue Miliken 

Jenn Louis at Cuisine for a Cure
Jenn Louis at Cuisine for a Cure

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