Planned Parenthood is gathering some of Los Angeles’ most prestigious culinary names under one roof for a full day of pure indulgence—and there’s a Chef of the Year who’ll receive 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 more than 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.
Just as the event works to raise funds every year, it also annually picks a Chef of the Year, and for 2019, the celebrated honoree is none other than Helene An of House of An. An and her family—who helped build Crustacean, Tiato, ANQI by House of An and An Catering—are all credited with helping to popularize Vietnamese cuisine in Los Angeles, as well as further Planned Parenthood’s mission. We can all agree—and eat and drink—to that.