PPLA Food Fare
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Due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, Planned Parenthood's PPLA Food Fare has been been canceled; if you are a ticketholder or have any other event-related questions you may call 213-284-3300. You can keep up with more local event cancelations here.
One of L.A.'s biggest food fundraisers is back. Every year Planned Parenthood gathers some of the city's most prestigious culinary names under one roof for a full day of pure indulgence—and a Chef of the Year who receives a special honor as well.
What began in 1979 as a cooking demonstration by Julia Child has become the oldest culinary event in the City of Angels, featuring nearly 150 restaurants, wineries, caterers and more. This isn’t just about food, though—the event raises funds that benefit Planned Parenthood Los Angeles, which provides life-saving cancer screenings, birth control and STD testing and treatment.
This year look for some of our favorite restaurants in the city, who'll be passing out bites whether you're stopping by for the afternoon slot or the evening's: Ronan, A.O.C., Salazar, Michael's Santa Monica, Button Mash, Sushi Roku, Go Get Em Tiger, Valerie Confections, Butcher's Daughter and so many more.
Just as the event works to fundraise and feed, it also annually picks a Chef of the Year, and for 2020 the celebrated honoree is none other than Akasha Richmond, whose restaurant, Akasha, has particpated in the festival for years to help further Planned Parenthood's mission. We can all agree—and eat and drink—to that.