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James Beard Foundation’s Taste America® Los Angeles

JBF Editors

JBF Editors

October 08, 2013


James Beard Foundation's Taste America® Los Angeles

It's time for a look at this weekend's other James Beard Foundation’s Taste America® city: Los Angeles!

On Friday, October 11, we're kicking off the festivities at Union Station with "Food Trucks with the Foundation", a showcase of LA's best authentic Mexican and gourmet trucks, with beers from local breweries to wash it all down. After the reception, Taste America All-Star Rick Bayless will join some of LA's most groundbreaking chefs (full lineup is here) for a five-course meal inside the station. 

On Saturday, we'll be at the Farmers Market location of Sur La Table for a day of free cooking demos and local product tastings from Bling Bling Dumpling, Coffee Commissary, Nary Dairy, and Mills + Company. Chef Bayless will lead off with a demonstration and book signing in Sur La Table’s kitchen, with a demo by Top Chef's Fabio Viviani to follow.

The James Beard Foundation is proud to donate a portion of Los Angeles proceeds to Community Garden Council, a nonprofit that connects Los Angeles–area residents with the county’s  numerous community gardens.

Click here to reserve tickets for Friday night’s event. Saturday’s events at Sur La Table are open to the public, but space is limited. You can find more details about demo tickets here.

Don't forget: Taste America is also swinging through New York City this weekend!


James Beard Foundation’s Taste America® would not be possible without the generous support of our title sponsor, Chase Sapphire Preferred® Visa Signature®. We would also like to thank our retail partner, Sur La Table, our media partner, Every Day with Rachel Ray, andnational sponsors Breville, Delta Air Lines, The Gulf Oyster Industry Council, and Lurpak® butter.

Additional support for events in Los Angeles provided by: Along Came Mary, Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte, Classic Party Rentals, Hitching Post, Kunin Wines, La Fenétre, Mountain Valley Spring Water, Pali Wine Company, Randall Michelson Photography, The Bruery, and Uber.