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Food Bowl Opens with Chef Star Jon Faverau kicks off Month of Foodie events with Top LA Chefs

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Jon Favreau, ‘Chef’s Table’ David Gelb Discuss Capturing Food on Film

By Cheri Fox

Los Angeles, CA (The Hollywood Times) 5/12/17 – On Sunday April 30th Los Angeles Times hosted a pre-Food Bowl conversation “Chef’s Fable”, one of the many major key events taking place throughout the month of may for LA food Bowl’s exciting 31 days of food. The event consisted of a panel discussion on the evolution of the culinary industry, its impact on the silver screen, and how LA’s hottest chefs have grown to share the stage with Hollywood’s biggest stars.


The Conversation was hosted by Times restaurant critic Jonathan Gold with Jon Favreau (actor, producer and director of “Chef”),Niki Nakayama (n/naka), Magnus Nilsson (Faviken), Roy Choi (Kogi BBQ/Chego) and David Gelb (director of “Chef’s Table” and “Jiro Dreams of Sushi”), with surprise guest Massimo Bottura (Osteria Francescana). Following the discussion, attendees enjoyed a screening of  “Chef.”

Jonathan Gold and Amy Scattergood share a moment back stage before the LA Times Food Bowl Chef’s Fable panel discussion with Jon Favreau

Chef is an American comedy-drama film written, co-produced, and directed by Jon Favreau, and starring Favreau, Sofía Vergara, John Leguizamo, Scarlett Johansson, Oliver Platt, Bobby Cannavale, Dustin Hoffman, and Robert Downey Jr. chef Roy Choi served as a co-producer and oversaw all of the menus and food prepared for the film


Guests enjoyed Food by Kogi BBQ, Guerrilla Tacos, Pasta Sisters and specialty cocktails throughout the night.

Upcoming events to look for Beast Feast with Fergus Henderson featuring April Bloomfield (The Spotted Pig), Kevin Bludso, Nancy Silverton, Dario Cecchini (Antica Macelleria Cecchini) and Jeremy Fox (Rustic Canyon) on the patio outside Border Grill on May 21.

Jon Favreau Cooked This Dish He Learned from Chef Roy Choi ‘Every Day for Three Months’

A celebration of the new Filipino food movement at Grand Central Market with a premiere screening of the documentary film “ULAM” at the Million Dollar Theatre on May 21Soirée Poulet: Fried Chicken 3 Ways with Thomas Keller at Bouchon on May 31

Bartenders Choice LA’s Top Bartenders Hard Cider and Savory Crepes pairing and Coolhaus Diner party ;A very Bazaar Evening Bazaar by Jose Andre and memorial day weekend crab boil Frank land Crab & Co. and Small Vineyards of Italy wine dinner at AR Cucina ; and diner with Dario Cecchini and a month of Toscana classics at Toscana Restaurant in Brentwood;

Today’s society is primarily focused on the pictures of food which is the last thing on a chef’s mind.

A series of intimate dinners with chefs Josiah Citrin (Charcoal Venice), Ray Garcia (Broken Spanish), Tim Hollingsworth (Otium), Michael Voltaggio (Ink), Brooke Williamson (The Triple) and Ricardo Zarate (Rosaline) presented by Citi® and benefiting No Kid Hungry on various dates in May

Los Angeles Times Food Bowl charity partners are No Kid Hungry, Food Forward and PATH (People Assisting the Homeless). Festival sponsors include Citi® and Southern California Acura Dealers. For the program schedule, additional information and event updates, visit and connect on Facebook, TwitterandInstagram @ LAfoodbowl (#LAfoodbowl).