LA’s Top Chefs Come Together To Raise $1.2 Million For Childhood Cancer Research At L.A. Loves Alex’s Lemonade Stand

LA Loves Alex's Lemonade 2019
The nations chefs participate at LA Loves Alex’s Lemonade

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In its 10th year, one of L.A.’s top culinary charity events, L.A. Loves Alex’s Lemonade Stand, helped to raise more than $1.2 million in support of childhood cancer research for the non-profit Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation over the weekend.

LA Loves Alex's Lemonade 2019
Camilla Belle

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More than 2,500 people—including more than 100 chefs, mixologists and vintners, were on hand to raise funds at Royce Quad on the campus of UCLA on Saturday, as well as a slew of celebrities. Among the attendees were Laura Dern, Camilla Belle, Eric Benét, Jimmy Kimmel, Timothy Olyphant and Johnny Knoxville.

LA Loves Alex's Lemonade 2019
Laura Dern and Jaya Harper

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During the event, a dynamic live auction raised more than $415,000. One of the experiences offered was a dinner with Jimmy Kimmel and his wife Molly at their barn in the Hollywood Hills. The Kimmels’ generously donated an additional $20,000 toward this one-of-a-kind dinner featuring food prepared by some of the Kimmels’ favorite star chefs such as Chris Bianco, Adam Perry Lang and Marc Vetri; a weekend at Rosewood Miramar Beach with dinner provided by Michelin-starred chefs Michael Cimarusti and Josiah Citrin; and a visit with Grammy-winning recording artist P!nk while she pours the latest vintages from her local Two Wolves Estate Winery.

LA Loves Alex's Lemonade 2019
Chef Ludo Lefebvre

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Chefs who participated in the event included Dahlia Narvaez of Mozza Restaurant Group; David LeFevre of Manhattan Beach Post and Fishing with Dynamite; Jeremy Fox of Rustic Canyon; Josef Centeno of  Orsa & Winston and Bar Ama; Ludo Lefebvre of Trois Mec; Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger of Border Grill; Nancy Silverton of Mozza Restaurant Group; Neal Fraser of Redbird; Zoe Nathan of Huckleberry; Suzanne Goin of The Lucques Group; Suzanne Tracht of Jar; Tal Ronnen of Crossroads LA; Timothy Hollingsworth of Otium; and Zach Pollack of Alimento and Cosa Buona. Mixologists on site included Eric Alperin of Varnish; Ignacio Murillo of a.o.c.; and Christiaan Rollich of the Lucques Group.

LA Loves Alex's Lemonade 2019
Suzanne Goin and Caroline Styne

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