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Many Thanks to our 2010 Flavors of Los Angeles Executive Chef Host Shigefumi Tachibe, Chaya Downtown

Shigefumi Tachibe is known for being the father of California French Cuisine. Blending European techniques and Japanese ingredients, the pioneer chef presents tasty and healthy dishes. Shigefumi Tachibe, Owner and Executive Chef of Chaya, has been an important pillar of the Chaya brand since its initial foray into the United States. We are honored to have Shigefumi as one of our Host Chefs!

Many Thanks to our 2010 Flavors of Los Angeles Executive Chef Host Celestino Drago, Drago Centro

Celestino Drago has played an integral role in the dining revolution in Los Angeles over the past two decades. He was voted Best Chef by Food & Wine Magazine just after opening his namesake restaurant in 1991. Frequently featured on local and national radio and television programs, Celestino ranks among the top celebrity chefs, yet reminds one more of a favorite relative. We are thrilled to have Celestino as one of our Host Chefs!

Flavors of Los Angeles

Flavors of Los Angeles is a culinary gala that spotlights premier local restaurants and chefs while creating a high-end, exclusive, gourmet experience.

May 23rd, 2010 (5:00 p.m.)

Contact: Jessica Goltermann (Email)
Phone: 310-670-4624(Fax: 310-670-4672)

City National Bank Plaza - Downtown Los Angeles - Directions
555 South Flower Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071

On Sunday, May 23, 2010 some of our city’s finest chefs came together at City National Plaza in Downtown Los Angeles to support the work of the American Liver Foundation. This year’s Flavors was the best one yet!

Flavors is an intimate dining experience featuring twelve top notch restaurants and hotels, more than sixty wine pairings and, this year, twelve very talented chefs. This year’s Chef’s presentation included Chef Hosts, Celestino Drago and Ian Gresik, Chef Host Shigefumi Tachibe of Chaya Downtown and Top Chef Winner, Chef Michael Voltaggio!

With the support of our local restaurant and chef community we raised much needed funds that will go towards support services, education and research funding.

Flavors continues to be a favorite for those who love good food and wine. In a city of many culinary events Flavors continues to surprise and delight. Each of our participating restaurants creates a one-of-a-kind meal that is prepared tableside. We are awed by the talent and generosity of the 2010 Flavors Chefs! Hats off to them all for making the Fourth Annual Flavors of Los Angeles an evening to remember. Please read about each one of them below and visit their restaurants!

Our deepest appreciation to all those who donated their time, team and talent!!!

For information on sponsorship or to reserve your table for next year, please call us in the office. All photographs by Michael Haight.

Memories from the evening...

Top Chef Winner, Chef Michael Voltaggio

Sophie Gayot and Chef John Sedlar, Rivera Restaurant

Sophie and Chef Shigefumi Tachibe, Chaya Downtown

Chef Joshua Whigham at The Bazaar by Jose Andres Team

Chef Kevin Meehan, Cafe Pinot

Sophie Speechless

Cocktail Reception: 5 p.m.
Dinner: 6:30 p.m.

Flavors of Los Angeles spotlights premier local restaurants and chefs and creates a high-end, exclusive, gourmet experience. We are proud these renowned chefs are working with the American Liver Foundation in our fight to promote awareness and raise money to promote liver health, disease prevention, education and research.

At no other event will guests witness firsthand these culinary experts creating a menu that goes above and beyond the usual restaurant fare. Flavors of Los Angeles gives chefs the perfect opportunity to expand their creative juices, and they do so with gusto!

All proceeds benefit the Foundation's programs of education, research, and advocacy for those affected by liver disease including hepatitis. For further information, contact Jessica Goltermann at (310) 670-4624 or email

Thank you to our 2010 Sponsors:


Page updated: November 9th, 2010


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