Celebrity Chefs Raise Over $1Million for LA Loves Alex’s Lemonade

Suzanne Goin, Caroline Styne, David Lentz, Jimmy Kimmel
Suzanne Goin, Caroline Styne, David Lentz, Jimmy Kimmel

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Suzanne Goin, Caroline Styne and David Lentz hit a milestone at their 7th annual event in support of childhood cancer research, L.A. Loves Alex’s Lemonade—they raised over $1 million for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, the most the event has ever raised.

More than 2,000 people, including more than 100 chefs, mixologists and vintners were on hand to raise funds and awareness for childhood cancer research.  Attendees included Camilla Belle; Laura Dern; Ben Feldman; Nolan Gould; Jimmy Kimmel and Molly McNearney; Joe Mantegna; Timothy Olyphant; Carlos Pena; Ray Romano; Adam Rodriguez and ZZ Ward. 

Suzanne Tracht and Nancy Silverton
Suzanne Tracht and Nancy Silverton

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Participating chefs—all of whom graciously donated their time, food and talent to the cause for this event—included:

Nick Anderer (New York, NY) – Maialino
Thomas Bellec (Los Angeles, CA) – THE Blvd Restaurant
Chris Bianco (Phoenix, AZ) – Pizzeria Bianco, Pane Bianco, Bar Bianco
April Bloomfield (New York, NY) – The Spotted Pig
Josef Centeno (Los Angeles, CA) – Baco Mercat
Adam Cherney, Amy Deaderick, Javier Espinoza, Mercedes Rojas (Los Angeles, CA) – THE LUCQUES GROUP
Michael Cimarusti (Los Angeles, CA) – Providence
Josiah Citrin (Los Angeles, CA) – Melisse, Charcoal Venice
Derek Dammann (Montreal, QC, Canada) – Maison Publique
Giada De Laurentiis (Las Vegas, NV) – Giada
Eva Ein (Santa Barbara, CA) – McConnell’s Fine Ice Creams
Susan Feniger (Los Angeles, CA) – Border Grill
Michael Fiorelli (Los Angeles, CA) – Love & Salt
Ben Ford (Los Angeles, CA) – Ford’s Filling Station
Jeremy Fox (Los Angeles, CA) – Rustic Canyon
Neal Fraser (Los Angeles, CA) – Redbird, BLD, ICDC, Fritzi Dog
Ray Garcia (Los Angeles, CA) – Broken Spanish
Andrew Gavalla & Shannon Swindle (Los Angeles, CA) – Craft
Valerie Gordon (Los Angeles, CA) – Valerie Confections
Cosmo Goss (Chicago, IL)- The Publican
Jonathan Grahm (Los Angeles, CA) – Compartes
Maria Hines (Seattle, WA) – Tilth, Golden Beetle, Agrodolce
Timothy Hollingsworth (Los Angeles, CA) – Otium, Barrel & Ashes
Bruce Kalman (Los Angeles, CA) – Union Pasadena, Knead & Co Pasta Bar + Market
Anthony Keene (Los Angeles, CA) – The London Hotel
Sara Kramer & Sarah Hymanson (Los Angeles, CA) – Madcapra
David Lentz (Los Angeles, CA) – The Hungry Cat
Donald Link (New Orleans, LA) – Pêche, Herbsaint, Cochon, Cochon Butcher
Jenn Louis (Portland, OR) – Sunshine Tavern, Lincoln Restaurant
Tyler Malek (Portland, OR + Los Angeles, CA) – Salt & Straw
Matt Molina (Los Angeles, CA) – Everson Royce Bar
Walter Manzke + Margarita Manzke (Los Angeles, CA) – Republique
Ori Menashe (Los Angeles, CA) – Bestia
Zoe Nathan (Los Angeles, CA) – Huckleberry
Dahlia Narvaez (Los Angeles, CA) – Mozza Restaurant Group
Bryant NG (Los Angeles, CA) – Cassia
Nancy Oakes & Dana Younkin (San Francisco, CA) – Boulevard Restaurant
Adam Perry Lang (New York, NY + Los Angeles, CA) – Serious BBQ
Chris Phelps & Zak Walters (Los Angeles, CA) – Salt’s Cure
Zachary Pollack (Los Angeles, CA) – Alimento
Ari Rosenson (Los Angeles, CA) – CUT
Steve Samson (Los Angeles, CA) – Sotto
Aaron Sanchez (New Orleans, LA) – Johnny Sanchez
Michael Schwartz (Miami, FL) – Fi’lia, The Genuine Hospitality Group
Sahar Shomali (Los Angeles, CA) – Lucques Group
Jon Shook & Vinny Dotolo (Los Angeles, CA) – Animal, Son of a Gun, Jon & Vinny’s
Nancy Silverton (Los Angeles, CA) – Mozza Restaurant Group
Frank Stitt (Birmingham, AL) – Highlands Bar and Grill
John Sundstrom (Seattle, WA) – Lark, Bitter/Raw, Slab Sandwich & Pie
Andy Sutton (Anaheim, CA) – Napa Rose
Suzanne Tracht (Los Angeles, CA) – Jar
Marc Vetri & Jeff Michaud (Philadelphia, PA) – Vetri
Bryan Voltaggio (Los Angeles, CA)? – Volt Restaurant
Michael Voltaggio (Los Angeles, CA) – ink.
Jonathan Waxman (New York, NY) – Barbuto
Rocco Whalen (Cleveland, OH) – Fahrenheit Charlotte
Jason Winters (Los Angeles, CA) – Urban Pie
Sherry Yard (Los Angeles, CA) – Ipic Group
Shiho Yoshikawa (Los Angeles, CA) – Sweet Rose Creamery

Mixologists included:
Marcos Tello – El Silencio
Beau du Bois – Corner Door
Darwin Manahan – Cliff’s Edge
Eric Alperin & Max Seaman – The Varnish
Christiaan Röllich – Lucques, a.o.c., and Tavern
Neal Bodenheimer – Cure

Giada de Laurentiis and Timothy Olyphant
Giada de Laurentiis and Timothy Olyphant

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A dynamic live and silent auction that raised more than $440,000, including a women’s chef dinner including Suzanne Goin, April Bloomfield, Giada De Laurentiis, Nancy Oakes and Sherry Yard and an impromptu dinner coordinated with Jimmy Kimmel and chefs such as Ben Ford and Chris Bianco held at his barn, which raised $110,000 ($55,000 twice). A Kids Campaign that raised over $23,000 from holding lemonade stands, bake sales and other creative activies, with the check being presented to Liz and Jay Scott. A raffle with Omaze for a chance to win a private dinner with Timothy Olyphant at 2016 James Beard Foundation award-winning chefs Suzanne Goin & Caroline Styne’s celebrated a.o.c. in Los Angeles along with Jon Shook, Vinny Dotolo and Dahlia Narvaez plus air travel and a stay at a 4 star hotel – the raffle goes until September 20.

The chefs of Alex Loves Lemonade LA
The chefs of Alex Loves Lemonade LA

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