LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--L.A. LIVE and title sponsor Lexus announced today that the culinary experiences planned for the 2020 Lexus All-Star Chef Classic at L.A. LIVE will be presented in the homes of 500 VIP guests for an exclusive one-night dinner event.
Originally scheduled for Sept. 30 - Oct. 3 in L.A. LIVE’s Restaurant Stadium™, the 2020 Lexus All-Star Chef Classic At Home will now take place as a special at home event on Saturday Oct. 17, 2020. The virtual in-home cooking and dining experience will be created and curated by an all-star team of Lexus Culinary Masters including chefs Dominique Crenn (Crenn Dining Group); Vinny Dotolo and Jon Shook (Animal, Son of a Gun, Jon & Vinny’s); Ludo Lefebvre (Petit Trois, LudoBird) and Master Sommelier Carlton McCoy (President & CEO Heitz Cellar) hosted by chef Nyesha Arrington.
The one-of-a-kind special dinner event, limited to 250 VIP packages for two people each, will include a four-course meal in addition to an amuse bouche and two bottles of wine delivered directly to the home of each VIP guest for a world-class, in-home dining experience. The majority of dishes (all imagined by the renowned chefs) will be fully-cooked, with some requiring easy preparation guided by on-line demonstrations from each chef and with recipes included. While enjoying their in-home dining experience, buyers will have the opportunity to participate in a hosted, live program on lexusallstarchefclassic.com, produced with the Lexus Culinary Masters, for an entertaining and interactive meal.
“With the uncertainty of health department regulations preventing the scheduling of live events this fall, we have re-imagined the annual Lexus All-Star Chef Classic at L.A. LIVE into a unique, virtual in-home cooking and dining experience that can only happen with an all-star collection of chefs this event has become known for,” said Lee Zeidman, president of STAPLES Center and L.A. LIVE. “I am thrilled that working with some of the world’s most creative and respected chefs, including several Lexus Culinary Masters, our team has created an in-home event that our Lexus All-Star Chef Classic fans will enthusiastically welcome for 2020 and look we forward to seeing them back in Restaurant Stadium in 2021.”
"Given the unprecedented current global health crisis, we have decided to evolve our Lexus All-Star Chef Classic event into an elevated in-home experience." said Lisa Materazzo, VP of Lexus marketing. "This interactive virtual in-home cooking and dining program will be created and curated by our notable Lexus Culinary Masters and Master Sommelier. Creating a virtual experience such as this allows Lexus to better connect with our guests, and further strengthens our unyielding support for the culinary industry."
Together with this year’s sponsors including Blue Shield of California, Wells Fargo, Dacor, Stella Artois, Melissa’s Produce, and Coca-Cola, the Lexus All-Star Chef Classic will donate a total of $40,000.00 to two charity partners: Food Forward and the Independent Restaurant Coalition. Local organization Food Forward fights hunger and prevents food waste by rescuing fresh surplus produce, connecting this abundance with people in need, and inspiring others. The Independent Restaurant Coalition was formed by chefs and independent restaurant owners across the country who have built a grassroots movement to secure vital protections for the nation’s 500,000 independent restaurants and the more than 11 million restaurant workers impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Additionally, Wells Fargo will be making a special donation to local Feeding America chapters through the Event’s long-standing partnership with Food Forward.
Ticketing: Tickets for the Lexus All-Star Chef Classic At Home are priced at $250 per person and will be available beginning today, Thursday, September 10 at 10:00 am. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit: lexusallstarchefclassic.com or call 1-877-234-8425 or email@example.com.
Reveling in the passion, innovation and community of great food and cooking with the industry’s most venerable personalities, the 2020 Lexus All-Star Chef Classic At Home lineup includes:
- Dominique Crenn (Crenn Dining Group: Bar Crenn, Petit Crenn, Atelier Crenn)
- Vinny Dotolo and Jon Shook (Animal, Son of a Gun, Jon & Vinny’s)
- Ludo Lefebvre (Petit Trois, LudoBird)
- Carlton McCoy (Heitz Cellar)
About L.A. LIVE
L.A. LIVE is a 4 million square foot / $3 billion downtown Los Angeles sports and entertainment district adjacent to STAPLES Center and the Los Angeles Convention Center featuring The Novo, a 2,300 capacity live music venue, Microsoft Theater, a 7,100-seat live theater, a 54-story, 1001-room convention “headquarters” destination (featuring The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles and JW Marriott Los Angeles at L.A. LIVE hotels and 224 luxury condominiums – The Ritz-Carlton Residences at L.A. LIVE – all in a single tower), the GRAMMY Museum, the 14-screen Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE movie theater, broadcast facilities for ESPN along with entertainment, residential, restaurant and office space. Developed by Los Angeles-based AEG, L.A. LIVE, considered to be the nation’s most active ‘live content and event campus,’ also features 260,480 sf of conference center and ballroom facilities, a 100,000 sf special events deck, the famous Lucky Strike Lanes and Lounge, the celebrity owned Conga Room, the one-of-a-kind GRAMMY Museum, saluting the history of music and the genre’s best known awards show all centered around Xbox Plaza, a 40,000 sf outdoor event space along with 24 restaurants, bars and other hospitality options. L.A. LIVE showcases more events, award shows, sporting competitions, concerts and hospitality options than any other destination in the world. Visit L.A. LIVE today at www.lalive.com
Lexus' passion for brave design, imaginative technology, and exhilarating performance enables the luxury lifestyle brand to create amazing experiences for its customers. Lexus began its journey in 1989 with two luxury sedans and a commitment to pursue perfection. Since then, Lexus has developed its lineup to meet the needs of global luxury customers in more than 90 countries. In the United States, Lexus vehicles are sold through 241 dealers offering a full lineup of luxury vehicles. With seven models incorporating Lexus Hybrid Drive, Lexus is the luxury hybrid leader. Lexus also offers eight F SPORT models and two F performance models. Lexus is committed to being a visionary brand that anticipates the future for luxury customers.