Events / Friends of James Beard Benefit Dinner

Los Angeles

Sat, May 19, 2018

5:30 PM
Coral Tree Plaza at Border Grill
Price: $150 General Admission, $250 VIP Click here for tickets

Plant Power, the No Beast Feast, an All-Star Chef Celebration of Vegetable Cuisine featuring:

Host Chef JBF Award Winner Mary Sue Milliken
Border Grill Restaurants and Truck, Los Angeles; and Las Vegas

Host Chef JBF Award Winner Susan Feniger 
Border Grill Restaurants and Truck, Los Angeles; and Las Vegas

Nyesha Arrington
Native Santa Monica, Santa Monica, CA 

JBF Award Winner April Bloomfield
The Breslin, the John Dory Oyster Bar, Salvation Burger, Salvation Taco, the Spotted Pig, and White Gold, NYC

Monique Fiso
Hiakai, Wellington, New Zealand

Valerie Gordon
Valerie Confections, Los Angeles

Tanya Holland
Brown Sugar Kitchen, Oakland, CA

Sarah Hymanson and Sara Kramer
Kismet, Los Angeles

Roxana Jullapat
Friends & Family, Los Angeles

Antonia Lofaso
Scopa Italian Roots, Los Angeles

Niki Nakayama
n/naka, Los Angeles

JBF Award–Winning Pastry Chef Dahlia Narvaez
Mozza, Los Angeles

Nadine Redzepi
Noma, Copenhagen, Denmark

Akasha Richmond
Akasha, Culver City, CA

Jazz Singsanong
Jitlada, Los Angeles

Dakota Weiss
Sweetfin Poke, Santa Monica, CA

Brooke Williamson
Playa Provisions, Playa Del Rey, CA

JBF Award–Winning Pastry Chef Sherry Yard
iPic Theaters

and more! 



Related Info

For Food Bowl, Chefs Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger will host Plant Power, the No Beast Feast, a garden party focusing on the region's bountiful produce. Featuring an international lineup of prominent chefs, this seasonal, vegetarian and vegan extravaganza will showcase innovative vegetable-driven cuisine paired with fine wines, beers and handcrafted cocktails from female winemakers, brewers and distillers.

On the upper plaza of Border Grill in downtown Los Angeles, guests will be treated to a variety of signature bites and offerings from a dessert bar. All proceeds from the event will be donated to Girls Inc. and the James Beard Foundation Women’s Leadership Programs to support the advancement of young girls and the empowerment of women in the hospitality industry.

If you're interested in hosting a benefit or would like to learn more, please contact Michelle Santoro at or 212.627.1111x552.

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