LA Times is coining this festival as “a new kind of food festival” and it indeed is that. They are literally going where no man has gone before by curating a food festival that will last the entire month of May with a mission statement that goes outside of the box of just providing delicious bites from local restaurants and rock star chefs. This will be the biggest food festival Los Angeles has ever seen. It not only celebrates good food but it celebrate the many diverse cultures and cuisines in LA. And to take it a step even further, they will also use this festival as a platform to raise awareness about hunger, sustainability and food waste.
Are you ready for @latimes first ever month long #foodbowl starting May 1st? WE ARE!!! . This is gonna be the biggest food festival Los Angeles has ever seen celebrating delicious food and the many diverse cultures and cuisines that make up LA. The festival is also being used as a platform to raise awareness about hunger, sustainability and food waste. . Grab more deets by clicking the link in my profile. . @lafoodbowl @thefoodpervert @jenn_harris_ @latimesevents #lafoodbowl
Deputy director of food for LA Times, Jennifer Harris says it best, “This is a major celebration of Los Angeles. A bowl of food can be a great unifier for different cuisines and cultures. You can put a variety of things in a bowl. Let’s all come together and be really accepting. The bowl is suppose to be that unifier for the city”.
So what can you expect from this month long food festival? There are so many panels, pop ups, events and special programs with internationally renowned chefs making rare U.S. appearances. There’s a Chef Series benefiting No Kid Hungry where guests can enjoy a multi course wine paired dinner, cocktail hour, chef meet and greet and an auction with the proceeds going to No Kid Hungry. Themed events such as Things In A Bowl which showcases some of LA’s finest restaurants and their masterpieces served in a bowl. A night market in Grand Park featuring 50 diverse food booths including restaurants, food trucks and bars. A carnivores delight called Beast Feast featuring Fergus Henderson, Michael Cimarusti, April Bloomfield and Jeremy Fox to name a few.
The LA Times didn’t miss a beat. There is literally something for everyone. Make sure to pick up The Food Bowl guide for more details and head over to www.LAFOODBOWL.com to see a list of participating restaurants, make reservations, check schedules and map out where your favorite chefs are going to be. Let’s Eat!