Aperitivo with HoFoCo at Historic Hudson Studios
Sunday from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM PDT
Donation Sliding Scale - Please join us whether you can give $20, $35, or $50 (or more!) - Each ticket grants access to the event and food, plus two drink tickets ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ We strongly encourage ride-sharing but if you're driving, here's some useful information: Multi-Level Parking Garage available at: 959 Seward St Los Angeles CA 90038 - Directions from HHS: From HHS, go 1 block west on SM Blvd., Turn LEFT onto SEWARD ST Go 0.2 MILE, Turn RIGHT into MULTI-LEVEL PARKING at 959 Seward Neighborhood parking is also available on S. Monica Blvd, Seward St (north of S.Monica Blvd, 1 block west of Hudson), Cole Avenue (north of S.Monica Blvd, 2 blocks east of Hudson), La Mirada (parallel to and 2 blocks north of S. Monica Blvd, ) - make sure to read the signs and PLEASE ABIDE BY THE RULES AND ONLY CROSS THE STREET IN THE PRESENCE OF A CROSSWALK
Celebrate Earth Day with Hollywood Food Coalition and Historic Hudson Studios.
Network with other socially-minded professionals in the culinary, food/beverage, and entertainment industry, while enjoying a showcase of delectable appetizers made from rescued food by HoFoCo Head Chef Collin and Guest Chef Louise.
Ingredients will be sourced and rescued from our Community Exchange program.
Your support helps us advance food justice for thousands of Angelenos and provide food to 140+ nonprofits in 40+ communities throughout L.A. County, while simultaneously preventing millions of pounds of edible food from ending in landfills and negatively impacting our environment.
Food prepared and served by:
Chef Collin Leaver
As HoFoCo's Head Chef, Collin works to ensure that HoFoCo meets its standards to provide healthy and nutritious meals for food-insecure, unhoused, and low-income persons. Before joining HoFoCo, Collin worked as a Chef de Cuisine for a hotel in San Diego and as a Corporate Chef for a restaurant group in Los Angeles. Before moving to L.A., Collin spent most of his culinary career in San Francisco starting from a line cook to a Chef de Cuisine for several award-winning and Michelin-starred restaurants. Collin was born in Los Angeles, grew up in San Diego, and attended college in New York.
Chef Louise Leonard
Louise Leonard is a chef, Local 44 food stylist, and gardener at the East Hollywood Community Garden who specializes in seasonal, vegetable-forward cooking. She has been cooking professionally for 20 years, beginning her journey studying at the former French Culinary Institute under the tutelage of such greats as Jacques Pépin, Andre Soltner, Alain Sailhac, and Jacques Torres. After many years in New York working in the early craft beer and slow food movement, Louise moved to Los Angeles and switched gears to pursue food through visual media. When she is not food styling for TV and film, she's gardening and exploring the myriad of delicious communities throughout greater Los Angeles.
Mia Starr (Baking the Holidays)
Mia Starr is a cake designer and content creator based in Los Angeles with over 450,000 followers across social media channels. Her work focuses on simple, short-form video tutorials on all things decorating — from basic piping techniques to the latest trending cake styles! Mia has appeared as a judge on Disney’s Magic Bake-Off and is the host of Tastemade's Baking The Holidays. She loves teaching and spreading the joy of cake decorating to anyone who aspires to decorate beautiful cakes! Mia is also a regular volunteer at HoFoCo's Community Dinner.
Blaire Bercy (Hollywood Food Coalition)
Blaire Bercy is a digital media executive that specializes in creating innovative and inclusive entertainment content for large brands. Blaire began working with LA nonprofits as a teen and feels that it is important for the unhoused and food insecure to know that volunteering isn’t performative, it is done consistently with care because we are all part of the same wonderful city.
* Your contribution is tax-deductible. The fair market value of each ticket is $15, and only the portion of your donation that exceeds this fair market value may be deducted. Hollywood Food Coalition is an exempt organization as described in Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code; (EIN 46-4079214).
ABOUT HOLLYWOOD FOOD COALITION
Hollywood Food Coalition is an organization dedicated to addressing food insecurity, eliminating food waste and helping our guests connect to essential services by building trust and community. Since 1987 we have provided hunger relief to unhoused and low-income neighbors through hot, healthy meals served every single night of the year, without fail. Since then, we have grown into a thriving meal service and food rescue operation providing meals and other basic necessities to food-insecure Angelenos, according to HoFoCo’s ethos of Responsiveness, Consistency, Choice and Community.
We help more unhoused community members on a daily basis than any other social service agency in the neighborhood.
When we share food we not only help with basic needs, but we also remind our guests of their fundamental humanity. We remind them that they are not forgotten, that somebody cares, and that they are still worthwhile members of the human family.
At our core, we actively seek to construct a more cohesive, just, and compassionate community. We serve any hungry person who walks through our door, with no exclusionary intake or prohibitive requirements that would turn them away.
ABOUT HISTORIC HUDSON STUDIOS
Historic Hudson Studios is a 1940’s era industrial loft space in the heart of Hollywood. With multiple studios & pro kitchens for unique production and events, large and small, HHS is committed to supporting food access for people in need and the Hollywood community.
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