Cut, Wolfgang Puck’s iconic eatery at the Beverly Wilshire hotel, is celebrating its 10th anniversary this June in a big, and very philanthropic, way.
The Austrian-born celebrity chef, executive chef/partner Lee Hefter and head chef Ari Rosenson are celebrating the first Cut steakhouse, which has, since opening in 2006, bread five, soon-to-be-seven locations around the world including Las Vegas, London, Singapore. Bahrain, New York City (this summer) and Doha (this fall), by not only giving back to the community in which they got their start, but also commemorating members of the hospitality industry who continue to make an impact on the local and national culinary scene.
On Friday, June 3, the team will welcome a talented group of chefs into the CUT kitchen for a collaborative, one-night-only five course dinner. In addition to Wolfgang and chef Rosenson, the lineup of chefs cooking that evening include: The LocoL Watts team with Daniel Patterson (partner in LocoL, Alta Ca, Aster, Coi, PB, Haven), Evan Funke (of the soon-to-debut Felix), David LeFevre (M.B. Post, Fishing with Dynamite, The Arthur J) and Della Gossett, executive pastry chef of Spago Beverly Hills.
With the rising number of homeless and hungry people living on the streets in Los Angeles, a portion of the evening’s ticket sales will benefit two local organizations that are actively working to help put an end to these issues. These organizations include: Chefs to End Hunger which collects salvageable prepared foods from restaurants, hotels and other food-service operations and delivers them to food banks across the city; as well as the Greater West Hollywood Food Coalition (GWHFC), a mobile meal center stationed at the corner of Sycamore and Romaine, which feeds over 150 homeless and hungry people daily.
The evening will also feature a silent auction benefiting both organizations. Among the many items up for bid include signed collector’s edition books and a framed print from acclaimed photographer Martin Schoeller, a close friend of the Wolfgang Puck family.
This celebratory dinner is priced at $145 per person (excluding beverage, tax and gratuity). An additional wine pairing from CUT’s Beverage Director Noel Doty will also be available.