First up was L.A. Loves Alex’s Lemonade taking place in Los Angeles on September 20. Often referred to as L.A.’s version of a picnic, more than 40 chefs congregated on UCLA’s campus to serve up tastings of their signature dishes. More than 2,000 people attended the family-friendly event helping to raise over $700,000 in one afternoon for ALSF! Check out some fun photos below and our entire photo album from the event on Facebook.
|Pink's hot dogs showing their love!|
|Chef Giada DeLaurentiis preparing her dish.|
|Actor Sean Hayes giving the thumbs up on the lemonade.|
|ALSF Youth Spokesperson Bailee Madison.|
|Our amazing hosts Chef Suzanne Goin, Chef David Lentz and Caroline Styne.|
|Jimmy Kimmel with his buddy Chris Bianco.|
|Jay and Liz Scott with childhood cancer hero speaker Ryan Compton.|
Next was Lemon: NYC on October 14 in New York City’s Studio 450. The format changed a bit at this year’s Lemon: NYC event as instead of individual chefs being assigned a table of guests to cook them an entire meal – each one of the 8 participating chefs was responsible for one course of the meal. This intimate and exclusive format enabled for a truly one-of-a-kind experience for the diners and helped to raise more than $164,000 for ALSF. A few photos from Lemon: NYC are below, but the entire album can be found on Facebook.
|The talented and generous chefs!|
|Putting the finishing touches on dessert.|
|Liz and Jay Scott inspiring the crowd.|
|Guests enjoying the spectacular views from Studio 450.|
|Childhood cancer hero Tony Salerno, who spoke to the guests about the importance of their support, and his family.|
Eat, drink, help kids with cancer. It’s what our culinary events are all about and thanks to the generous community of chefs who donate their time and talent, a fun way to support ALSF. Be sure to check out all o four culinary events (we have them in Philly and Chicago too) and sign up to receive notification when tickets to on sale to one near you!