C-CAP Los Angeles Gala 2024

C-CAP LA Benefit May 17 2024 invitation

C-CAP supporter and pioneering chef Nancy Silverton invites you to the C-CAP Los Angeles Gala on Friday, May 17th at Jonathan Club DTLA.

Join us for a glittering evening of food and drink to benefit C-CAP Los Angeles’ students and programming. Jonathan Club’s heralded executive chef Andreas Roller is conceptualizing a delicious multi-course menu based on Chef Silverton’s culinary footprint in Los Angeles.

The evening begins at 6:30 pm with a social hour on the rooftop’s Great Lawn. Guests will enjoy passed hors d’oeuvres and select wines and craft cocktails while overlooking the beautiful vista of downtown Los Angeles. At 7:30 pm, guests will then make their way to the Grand Ballroom for a spectacular seated dinner. The program includes remarks from Chef Silverton, C-CAP students and alumni and culminates with the C-CAP Live Auction and desserts by Hannah Chang (C-CAP Alumna) and Sherry Yard.

Show 520, April 8, 2023: Show Preview with Executive Producer & Co-Host Andy Harris

It’s Spring and time to revisit our “always in the know” resident produce authority, Robert Schueller, of Melissa’s World Variety Produce. When it comes to knowledge of the season’s best there is no better resource than Robert (also known as “The Prince of Produce.”) Robert will brief us on the newest produce items that are sure to be trendy this year. He’ll also discuss trends in fruits for 2023.

MacLeod Ale Brewing Co. is a distinguished Craft Brewery and Pizzeria located in the heart of industrial Van Nuys. They serve a full range of beer styles from British traditional cask ale to the hazy IPAs, nitro beers and lagers. Guest taps, wine, cider and hard kombucha are available as well. They also operate a MacLeod Taproom and Pizzeria in Highland Park. Whatever your preferences are, MacLeod Ale Brewing has a beer that they know you’ll love. From pale ales, brown ales, nitro stouts, and lagers, to extra special bitters, cream ales, and porters – MacLeod’s rotating taps have always got something new to try. At MacLeod’s the mantra is “food has the ability to bring us together and is worth sharing.” MacLeod’s created their kitchen menu to adapt and expand in response to a growing need for hungry customers. Owners Jennifer and Alastair landed on pizza because it’s simple, delicious, and everyone loves a great pie.” Founder Jennifer Febre joins us with a pint of cask ale in hand.

“Long co-chaired by chef Marcus Samuelsson, Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP) is a grass-roots workforce development nonprofit that provides underserved teens a pathway to success. Annually, C-CAP provides culinary, job and life skills to over 20,000 middle-and-high school students in seven regions across the United States: New York City, Newark, Philadelphia and Camden, Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington DC / Maryland / Northern Virginia and Arizona. “The Wolfgang Puck and Culinary Friends” Gala Benefit Dinner is a celebratory evening of food and drink on Friday evening May 12th at Jonathan Club DTLA, to benefit C-CAP Los Angeles’ students and programming!  Longtime C-CAP supporter and celebrated Chef Wolfgang Puck is leading a tantalizing multi-course menu featuring the talented chefs from his family of restaurants and ventures. Joining us with all the delectable details are C-CAP Los Angeles Director, Lisa Fontanesi, and Barbara Fairchild, C-CAP Council L.A.’s Chair and C-CAP National Board Member. Also with us are the General Manager and COO of Jonathan Club, Matthew Allnatt, and Jonathan Club’s Executive Chef Andreas Roller. (Jonathan Club is hosting the Benefit and has been a long-time, generous supporter of the mission of C-CAP.)

Our own Chef Andrew Gruel, the menu-maker behind the full-service Calico Fish House (in Huntington Beach) and also the founder of Big Parm (New Jersey-style pizza) in the Mess Hall in Tustin provides another timely and informative “Ask the Chef” segment where Chef Andrew responds to listeners thoughtful inquiries. How about Maine meets California with creamy California avocado added to a classic Lobster Roll? Chef Andrew has created it and discriminating Maine foodies are mostly enthusiastic. An Instagram post went national. Chef Andrew explains…. Also for Easter a helpful chef’s tip for holiday cooking.

All of this and heaping helpings of extra deliciousness on this week’s not-to-miss show!

Show 520, April 8, 2023: “An Evening with Wolfgang Puck and Friends” Gala Dinner Benefit for C-CAP LA with Jonathan Club’s Matthew Allnatt and Executive Chef Andreas Roller

The Careers through Culinary Arts Program has been quietly transforming lives since its creation in 1990.

“Long co-chaired by chef Marcus Samuelsson, Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP) is a grass-roots workforce development nonprofit that provides underserved teens a pathway to success.”

“Annually, C-CAP provides culinary, job and life skills to over 20,000 middle-and-high school students in seven regions across the United States: New York City, Newark, Philadelphia and Camden, Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington DC / Maryland / Northern Virginia and Arizona.”

“The Wolfgang Puck and Culinary Friends” Gala Benefit Dinner is a celebratory evening of food and drink on Friday evening May 12th at Jonathan Club DTLA, to benefit C-CAP Los Angeles’ students and programming! Longtime C-CAP supporter and celebrated Chef Wolfgang Puck is leading a tantalizing multi-course menu featuring the talented chefs all-star from his family of restaurants and ventures:

In addition, premium wine pairings by Hitching Post Wines (Santa Barbara) and Matthiasson Wines (Napa Valley), and more!

Joining us with more of the salivating details is the General Manager and COO of Jonathan Club, Matthew Allnatt, and Jonathan Club’s Executive Chef Andreas Roller. Jonathan Club has been a generous, long-time supporter of the mission of C-CAP and C-CAP students have successfully interned at Jonathan Club’s facilities in DTLA and Santa Monica and earned their way to become part of the Club’s permanent culinary team.

April 8: Melissa’s World Variety Produce, MacLeod Ale Brewing Co., C-CAP Los Angeles at the Jonathan Club

Podcasts

Segment One: Show Preview with Executive Producer & Co-Host Andy Harris
Segment Two: Melissa’s World Variety Produce’s “Prince of Produce,” with the freshest of the Spring Season Part One
Segment Three: Melissa’s World Variety Produce’s “Prince of Produce,” with the freshest of the Spring Season Part Two
Segment Four: Jennifer Febre, Founder, MacLeod Ales Brewing, Van Nuys & Highland Park Part One
Segment Five: Jennifer Febre, Founder, MacLeod Ales Brewing, Van Nuys & Highland Park Part Two
Segment Six: “An Evening with Wolfgang Puck and Friends” Dinner Benefit for C-CAP LA with C-CAP’s Barbara Fairchild and Lisa Fontanesi
Segment Seven: “An Evening with Wolfgang Puck and Friends” Gala Dinner Benefit for C-CAP LA with Jonathan Club’s Matthew Allnatt and Executive Chef Andreas Roller
Segment Eight: Chef Andrew Gruel (Co-Host) of Calico Fish House in Huntington Beach with “Ask the Chef”

We’re previewing the show with Executive Producer & Co-Host Andy Harris.

It’s Spring and time to revisit our “always in the know” resident produce authority, Robert Schueller, of Melissa’s World Variety Produce. When it comes to knowledge of the season’s best there is no better resource than Robert (also known as “The Prince of Produce.”) Robert will brief us on the newest produce items that are sure to be trendy this year. He’ll also discuss trends in fruits and veggies for 2023. From there Robert will recap the most popular Specialty Produce items in 2022.

“MacLeod Ale Brewing Co. is a distinguished Craft Brewery and Pizzeria located in the heart of industrial Van Nuys. They serve a full range of beer styles from British traditional cask ale to the hazy IPAs, nitro beers and lagers. Guest taps, wine, cider and hard kombucha are available as well. They also operate a MacLeod Taproom and Pizzeria in Highland Park. Whatever your preferences are, MacLeod Ale Brewing has a beer that they know you’ll love. From pale ales, brown ales, nitro stouts, and lagers, to extra special bitters, cream ales, and porters – MacLeod’s rotating taps have always got something new to try. At MacLeod’s the mantra is “food has the ability to bring us together and is worth sharing.” MacLeod’s created their kitchen menu to adapt and expand in response to a growing need for hungry customers. Owners Jennifer and Alastair landed on pizza because it’s simple, delicious, and everyone loves a great pie.” Founder Jennifer Febre joins us with a pint of cask ale in hand.

“Long co-chaired by chef Marcus Samuelsson, Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP) is a grass-roots workforce development nonprofit that provides underserved teens a pathway to success. Annually, C-CAP provides culinary, job and life skills to over 20,000 middle-and-high school students in seven regions across the United States: New York City, Newark, Philadelphia and Camden, Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington DC/Maryland/Northern Virginia and Arizona. “The Wolfgang Puck and Culinary Friends” Gala Benefit Dinner is a celebratory evening of food and drink on Friday evening May 12th at Jonathan Club DTLA, to benefit C-CAP Los Angeles’ students and programming! Longtime C-CAP supporter and celebrated Chef Wolfgang Puck is leading a tantalizing multi-course menu featuring the talented chefs from his family of restaurants and ventures. Joining us with all the delectable details are C-CAP Los Angeles Director, Lisa Fontanesi, and Barbara Fairchild, C-CAP Council L.A.’s Chair and C-CAP National Board Member. Also with us are the General Manager and COO of Jonathan Club, Matthew Allnatt, and Jonathan Club’s Executive Chef Andreas Roller. (Jonathan Club has been a long-time generous supporter of the mission of C-CAP.)

Our own Chef Andrew Gruel, the menu-maker behind the full-service Calico Fish House (in Huntington Beach) and also the founder of Big Parm (New Jersey-style pizza) in the Mess Hall in Tustin provides another timely and informative “Ask the Chef” segment where Chef Andrew responds to listeners thoughtful inquiries. Do you know Red Dye No. 3? It’s contained in a lot of food products including Skittles. California’s Assembly Bill 418 would ban Red Dye No. 3 (titanium dioxide) as well as four other suspect chemical additives found it lots of everyday food products. What’s it all about? Are they really necessary? We’ll “Ask the Chef.”

All of this and heaping helpings of extra deliciousness on this week’s not-to-miss show!

Robert Schueller of Melissa's World Variety Produce in the AM830 KLAA Studio

It’s Spring and time to revisit our resident produce authority, Robert Schueller, of Melissa’s World Variety Produce. When it comes to knowing the season’s best there is no better resource than Robert (also known as “The Prince of Produce.”) Robert will brief us on the newest produce items that are sure to be trendy this year. He’ll also discuss trends in fruits and veggies for 2023. From there Robert will recap the most popular Specialty Produce items in 2022.

Already tending is Baby Baker Russet Potatoes. “Melissa’s Baby Baker Russet Potatoes are absolutely adorable and perfect for almost any meal. Like regular-size Russets, these babies feature sandy-textured brown skin and bright white flesh that’s crisp and firm. Cooked, their flesh becomes light and oh-so fluffy, featuring a buttery sweet flavor profile with mild, earthy undertones.”

The 2nd Most Popular Specialty Produce item last year was Baby Red Potatoes. “There are several types of variety potatoes available from Melissa’s. The thin-skinned types include Baby Red Potatoes. Melissa’s Baby Red Potatoes are round with distinct red skins. Baby Red Potatoes can be cooked in almost any way imaginable. They have a light, subtle flavor and a creamy texture. To preserve the nutrients, leave the skins on and simply scrub gently in water before using.”

Robert continues with us with a signature Pink Pineapple in hand.

Jennefier Febre of MacLeod Ales

MacLeod Ale Brewing Co. is a distinguished Craft Brewery and Pizzeria located in the heart of industrial Van Nuys. They serve a full range of beer styles from British traditional cask ale to the hazy IPAs, nitro beers and lagers. Guest taps, wine, cider and hard kombucha are available as well! They also have a new MacLeod Taproom and Pizzeria in Highland Park.

“Whatever your preferences are, MacLeod Ale Brewing has a beer that they know you’ll love. From pale ales, brown ales, nitro stouts, and lagers, to extra special bitters, cream ales, and porters – MacLeod’s rotating taps have always got something new to try.”

At MacLeod’s the mantra is “food has the ability to bring us together and is worth sharing.”

“MacLeod’s created their kitchen menu to adapt and expand in response to a growing need for hungry customers. Owners Jennifer and Alastair landed on pizza because it’s simple, delicious, and everyone loves a great pie.”

“With the best raw ingredients, fresh California produce, and proteins sourced locally, their kitchen has got only the best to work with – which means you’re getting a truly superior pizza.”

MacLeod Ale Brewing Co.’s Vegan Classic Pepperoni Pizza was personally selected by Chicago-based Pizza Authority and Food Journalist, Steve Dolinsky, to be one of the featured pizzas at the upcoming Pizza City Fest Los Angeles at LA Live on Saturday, April 29th. (The Vegan Pepperoni itself is the proprietary creation of their Highland Park neighbor, Maciel’s Plant-Based Butcher Shop and Deli.)

Founder Jennifer Febre joins us with a pint of cask ale in hand.

Lisa Fontanesi of C-CAP Los Angeles

The Careers through Culinary Arts Program has been quietly transforming lives since its creation in 1990.

“Long co-chaired by chef Marcus Samuelsson, Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP) is a grass-roots workforce development nonprofit that provides underserved teens a pathway to success.”

“Annually, C-CAP provides culinary, job and life skills to over 20,000 middle-and-high school students in seven regions across the United States: New York City, Newark, Philadelphia and Camden, Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington DC / Maryland / Northern Virginia and Arizona.”

Journalist Barbara Fairchild

“The Wolfgang Puck and Culinary Friends” Gala Benefit Dinner is a celebratory evening of food and drink on Friday evening May 12th at Jonathan Club DTLA, to benefit C-CAP Los Angeles’ students and programming! Longtime C-CAP supporter and celebrated Chef Wolfgang Puck is leading a tantalizing multi-course menu featuring the talented chefs all-star from his family of restaurants and ventures:

In addition, premium wine pairings by Hitching Post Wines (Santa Barbara) and Matthiasson Wines (Napa Valley), and more!

Joining us with all the delectable details are C-CAP Los Angeles Director, Lisa Fontanesi, and Barbara Fairchild, C-CAP Council L.A.’s Chair and C-CAP National Board Member.

Then with more of the salivating details is the General Manager and COO of Jonathan Club, Matthew Allnatt, and Jonathan Club’s Executive Chef Andreas Roller. Jonathan Club has been a generous, long-time supporter of the mission of C-CAP and C-CAP students have successfully interned at Jonathan Club’s facilities in DTLA and Santa Monica and earned their way to become part of the Club’s permanent culinary team.

Chef Andrew Gruel of Big Parm and the Calico Fish House

Our own Chef Andrew Gruel, the menu-maker behind the recently launched, full-service Calico Fish House (in the Sunset Beach area of Huntington Beach) and also the founder of Big Parm (New Jersey-style pizza) in the Mess Hall in Tustin provides another timely and informative “Ask the Chef” segment where Chef Andrew responds to listeners thoughtful inquiries.

Do you know Red Dye No. 3? It’s contained in a lot of food products including Skittles. California’s Assembly Bill 418 would ban Red Dye No. 3 (titanium dioxide) as well as four other suspect chemical additives found it lots of everyday food products. What’s it all about? Are they really necessary? We’ll “Ask the Chef.”

Podcasts

Segment One: Show Preview with Executive Producer & Co-Host Andy Harris
Segment Two: Melissa’s World Variety Produce’s “Prince of Produce,” with the freshest of the Spring Season Part One
Segment Three: Melissa’s World Variety Produce’s “Prince of Produce,” with the freshest of the Spring Season Part Two
Segment Four: Jennifer Febre, Founder, MacLeod Ales Brewing, Van Nuys & Highland Park Part One
Segment Five: Jennifer Febre, Founder, MacLeod Ales Brewing, Van Nuys & Highland Park Part Two
Segment Six: “An Evening with Wolfgang Puck and Friends” Dinner Benefit for C-CAP LA with C-CAP’s Barbara Fairchild and Lisa Fontanesi
Segment Seven: “An Evening with Wolfgang Puck and Friends” Gala Dinner Benefit for C-CAP LA with Jonathan Club’s Matthew Allnatt and Executive Chef Andreas Roller
Segment Eight: Chef Andrew Gruel (Co-Host) of Calico Fish House in Huntington Beach with “Ask the Chef”

Show 505, December 24, 2022: Executive Chef Michael Hung, The Colony Club and SO-PA, Palm Springs Part One

Chef Michael Hung

Chef Michael Hung (ex-Faith & Flower) is the newly appointed Executive Chef of The Colony Club restaurant located inside The Colony Palms Hotel and SO-PA at L’Horizon Palm Springs. He has also initiated a very special, first-time Los Angeles Guest Chef Series hosted by him at The Colony Club running through February 2023!” For the continuing Guest Chef series Chef Govind Armstrong of The Lobster and Post & Beam is on the menu for January 11th and Chef Andreas Roller of the members-only, Jonathan Club cooks on January 18th.

“Chef Michael Hung’s illustrious career credentials include time spent with Traci Des Jardins’s James Beard Award-winning team at San Francisco’s Jardinière and overseeing the kitchen at Roland Passot’s Michelin-starred La Folie. Chef Hung then left San Francisco to open Faith & Flower in Downtown Los Angeles, where under his leadership the restaurant was honored “Best New Restaurant” by Esquire Magazine, Los Angeles Magazine, and Travel + Leisure.”

“Michael’s success continued when he opened the highly acclaimed Viviane in the Avalon Hotel Los Angeles and then he started his own company Ardour Hospitality in 2016, which focuses on full-service consulting, culinary and hospitality experiences in Greater Los Angeles. Then in addition to running his own company, Michael returned to Faith & Flower in 2017 where he oversaw the kitchen and restaurant operations until the restaurant had to close due to the pandemic in 2021.”

“The Colony Club is The Colony Palms Hotel’s signature restaurant where Executive Chef Michael Hung showcases his innovative California fare forBreakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. Guests of;The Colony Club can dine inside the main dining room while enjoying Proprietor & Designer Steve Hermann’s modern take on Art Deco glamour or enjoy the warm breezes while dining al fresco poolside with a stunning view of the mountains.”

SO-PA at the L’Horizon Palm Springs is intimate and dramatic offering a beautifully unique al fresco outside dining experience featuring Executive Chef Michael Hung’s progressive and refined New American Dinner Menu spotlighting global influences. SO-PA, is finished with Lindsey Adelman Chandeliers, fire pits, and fountains. This Steve Hermann designed space is perhaps the desert’s most distinctive restaurant. A new menu is being introduced in late January.”

“Executive Chef Michael Hung is currently hosting the first-ever Los Angeles Guest Chef Series at The Colony Club running through February 2023 where Hung reunites with a collection of his closest Los Angeles celebrity chef friends for two more evenings featuring a delectable Five-Course Prix-Fixe Menu, Optional Wine Pairing, and selection of Specialty Handcrafted Cocktails created by The Colony Club, SO-PA, and Hermann Bungalows Bar Manager Kelly David.”

“Steve Hermann is a celebrated designer of high-end homes and hotels. As one of the most prolific designers within California, he is known as the design guru for the Hollywood elite, captains of industry, and foreign royalty. Steve has established a world recognized luxury hospitality company, Steve Hermann Luxury Hotels, of which L’Horizon Palm Springs served as the initial flagship property. Steve has followed up his success by adding The Colony Palms Hotel to his portfolio, which he has transformed into another spectacular luxury resort.”

Chef Michael Hung takes a break from his Christmas Eve preparations to join us.

Show 505, December 24, 2022: Executive Chef Michael Hung, The Colony Club and SO-PA, Palm Springs Part Two

Chef Michael Hung

Chef Michael Hung (ex-Faith & Flower) is the newly appointed Executive Chef of The Colony Club restaurant located inside The Colony Palms Hotel and SO-PA at L’Horizon Palm Springs. He has also initiated a very special, first-time Los Angeles Guest Chef Series hosted by him at The Colony Club running through February 2023!” For the Guest Chef series Chef Govind Armstrong of The Lobster and Post & Beam is on the menu for January 11th and Chef Andreas Roller of the members-only, Jonathan Club cooks on January 18th.

“Chef Michael Hung’s illustrious career credentials include time spent with Traci Des Jardins’s James Beard Award-winning team at San Francisco’s Jardinière and overseeing the kitchen at Roland Passot’s Michelin-starred La Folie. Chef Hung then left San Francisco to open Faith & Flower in Downtown Los Angeles, where under his leadership the restaurant was honored “Best New Restaurant” by Esquire Magazine, Los Angeles Magazine, and Travel + Leisure.”

“Michael’s success continued when he opened the highly acclaimed Viviane in the Avalon Hotel Los Angeles and then he started his own company Ardour Hospitality in 2016, which focuses on full-service consulting, culinary and hospitality experiences in Greater Los Angeles. Then in addition to running his own company, Michael returned to Faith & Flower in 2017 where he oversaw the kitchen and restaurant operations until the restaurant had to close due to the pandemic in 2021.”

“The Colony Club is The Colony Palms Hotel’s signature restaurant where Executive Chef Michael Hung showcases his innovative California fare forBreakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. Guests of;The Colony Club can dine inside the main dining room while enjoying Proprietor & Designer Steve Hermann’s modern take on Art Deco glamour or enjoy the warm breezes while dining al fresco poolside with a stunning view of the mountains.”

SO-PA at the L’Horizon Palm Springs is intimate and dramatic offering a beautifully unique al fresco outside dining experience featuring Executive Chef Michael Hung’s progressive and refined New American Dinner Menu spotlighting global influences. SO-PA, is finished with Lindsey Adelman Chandeliers, fire pits, and fountains. This Steve Hermann designed space is perhaps the desert’s most distinctive restaurant. A new menu is being introduced in late January.”

“Executive Chef Michael Hung is currently hosting the first-ever Los Angeles Guest Chef Series at The Colony Club running through February 2023 where Hung reunites with a collection of his closest Los Angeles celebrity chef friends for two more evenings featuring a delectable Five-Course Prix-Fixe Menu, Optional Wine Pairing, and selection of Specialty Handcrafted Cocktails created by The Colony Club, SO-PA, and Hermann Bungalows Bar Manager Kelly David.”

“Steve Hermann is a celebrated designer of high-end homes and hotels. As one of the most prolific designers within California, he is known as the design guru for the Hollywood elite, captains of industry, and foreign royalty. Steve has established a world recognized luxury hospitality company, Steve Hermann Luxury Hotels, of which L’Horizon Palm Springs served as the initial flagship property. Steve has followed up his success by adding The Colony Palms Hotel to his portfolio, which he has transformed into another spectacular luxury resort.”

Chef Michael Hung takes a further break from his Christmas Eve Dinner preparations to continue with us.

Show 446, October 9, 2021: Show Preview with Executive Producer & Co-Host Andy Harris

“The Orange County Asian and Pacific Islander Community Alliance (OCAPICA) brings back its “Tastemakers of Orange County” fundraising event on Wednesday, October 13 in the Julianne and George Argyros Plaza at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa. Nearly two dozen local chefs will celebrate the Asian and Pacific Islander community, culture, and heritage by providing guests the opportunity to indulge in one-of-a-kind Asian and Pacific Island-inspired dishes. Proceeds from tickets sold for this event benefit OCAPICA to support mental health, health, workforce, youth in education, and civic engagement opportunities for low-income families throughout Orange County.” Participating Chef Shachi Mehra of ADYA and OCAPICA’s Sora Tanjasiri join us with all the delectable details.

Dierberg Estate Vineyard and Star Lane Vineyard were founded in 1996. Owners Jim and Mary Dierberg started this project with the intent of creating World-Class wines from three different AVA’s in Santa Barbara County. They began by planting vineyards in both Santa Maria Valley and at the beautiful Star Lane Ranch in Happy Canyon. Finally, with the addition of the Drum Canyon Vineyard in Sta. Rita Hills, Jim and Mary were able to accomplish their goal of crafting unique, terroir-driven wines that capture the best of these three distinctive sites.” “Under the Dierberg label, the focus is on the delicate and elegant Burgundian varietals; whereas, at Star Lane, the focus is on the more robust and powerful Bordeaux varieties. Their dedication to producing the highest quality wines can be seen from the care in the vineyards, through the winemaking process, to the wine in your glass!”

Dierberg Estate Vineyard’s and Star Lane Vineyard’s Hospitality Director, Chris King, joins us to uncork all that is Star Lane Vineyard and Dierberg Estate Vineyard.

Nicolas Eatery is a family-run restaurant located on Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu serving delicious food with French cooking techniques, offering brunch, lunch and dinner service.” Patio seating is available. They celebrated their 2nd Anniversary in September. “The ingredients are fresh and organic and come from local farmers. Nicolas Eatery strives to provide their guests with the best experience. The menu is designed to allow guests to customize their orders as they please.” Proprietor Nicolas Fanucci is our guest.

Jonathan Club is a private social club with a rich history. Founded in 1895, the Club’s diverse member base enjoys fine dining, athletics and wellness facilities, spa services, social events and award shows. With two locations — one in downtown Los Angeles and one on the Santa Monica beach — Jonathan Club offers its members the very best of Southern California, and so much more.” As part of Jonathan Club’s long commitment to giving back to the community they are hosting the Michelin Stars Under the Stars fundraiser benefiting the Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP) on Friday evening, October 22nd at the original Town Club facility in Downtown Los Angeles. The headlining Chef is Dominique Crenn of the 3 Michelin Star Altier Crenn in San Francisco. The coordinating chef for the festivities is Jonathan Club’s Executive Chef Andreas Roller who joins us with a preview.

Our own Chef Andrew Gruel of the Slapfish Restaurant Group provides another timely and informative “Ask the Chef” segment where Chef Andrew responds to listeners thoughtful inquiries. It’s National Seafood Month. Chef Andrew explains why that’s a cause for celebration. Also Chef Andrew provides insight on the offshore oil leak from a pipeline off the coast of Huntington Beach and the future implications for area seafood harvested in those waters.

All of this and heaping helpings of extra deliciousness on this week’s not-to-miss show!

Show 446, October 9, 2021: Executive Chef Andreas Roller, Jonathan Club, Los Angeles

Andreas Roller of the Jonathan Club

Jonathan Club is a private social club with a rich history. Founded in 1895, the Club’s diverse member base enjoys fine dining, athletics and wellness facilities, spa services, social events and award shows. For over a century, Jonathan Club has long reflected the warm and inviting character of southern California, making it an exceptional place its members could truly call a home away from home. With two locations — one in downtown Los Angeles and one on the Santa Monica beach — Jonathan Club offers its members the very best of Southern California, and so much more.”

As part of Jonathan Club’s commitment to generously giving back to the community they are hosting the Michelin Stars Under the Stars fundraiser benefiting The Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP) on Friday evening, October 22nd at the Town Club facility in Downtown Los Angeles. The headlining Chef is Dominique Crenn of the 3 Michelin Star Altier Crenn in San Francisco. The coordinating chef is Jonathan Club’s Executive Chef Andreas Roller. Also in the esteemed chefs’ brigade that evening are Josiah Citrin (Melisse,) Gary Menes (Le Comptoir) and Pastry Chef Donald Wressell (Guittrard Chocolate Co.) Chef Roller joins us with an enticing preview.

October 9: Tastemakers of Orange County, Dierberg Estate Vineyard and Star Lane Vineyard, Nicolas Eatery, Michelin Stars Under the Stars

Podcasts

Segment One: Show Preview with Executive Producer & Co-Host Andy Harris
Segment Two: Preview of “Tastemakers of Orange County” Benefit for OCAPICA
Segment Three: Dierberg Estate Vineyard and Star Lane Vineyard, Santa Barbara County Part One
Segment Four: Dierberg Estate Vineyard and Star Lane Vineyard, Santa Barbara County Part Two
Segment Five: Nicolas Eatery, Malibu, with Proprietor Nicolas Fanucci
Segment Six: Executive Chef Andreas Roller, Jonathan Club, Los Angeles
Segment Seven: Co-Host Chef Andrew Gruel of the Slapfish Restaurant Group with “Ask the Chef”

We’re previewing the show with Executive Producer & Co-Host Andy Harris.

“The Orange County Asian and Pacific Islander Community Alliance (OCAPICA) brings back its “Tastemakers of Orange County” fundraising event on Wednesday, October 13 in the Julianne and George Argyros Plaza at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa. Nearly two dozen local chefs will celebrate the Asian and Pacific Islander community, culture, and heritage by providing guests the opportunity to indulge in one-of-a-kind Asian and Pacific Island-inspired dishes. Proceeds from tickets sold for this event benefit OCAPICA to support mental health, health, workforce, youth in education, and civic engagement opportunities for low-income families throughout Orange County.” Participating Chef Shachi Mehra of ADYA and OCAPICA’s Sora Tanjasiri join us with all the delectable details.

“Dierberg Estate Vineyard and Star Lane Vineyard were founded in 1996. Owners Jim and Mary Dierberg started this project with the intent of creating World-Class wines from three different AVA’s in Santa Barbara County. They began by planting vineyards in both Santa Maria Valley and at the beautiful Star Lane Ranch in Happy Canyon. Finally, with the addition of the Drum Canyon Vineyard in Sta. Rita Hills, Jim and Mary were able to accomplish their goal of crafting unique, terroir-driven wines that capture the best of these three distinctive sites.” “Under the Dierberg label, the focus is on the delicate and elegant Burgundian varietals; whereas, at Star Lane, the focus is on the more robust and powerful Bordeaux varieties. Their dedication to producing the highest quality wines can be seen from the care in the vineyards, through the winemaking process, to the wine in your glass!”

Dierberg Estate Vineyard’s and Star Lane Vineyard’s Hospitality Director, Chris King, joins us to uncork all that is Star Lane Vineyard and Dierberg Estate Vineyard.

“Nicolas Eatery is a family-run restaurant located on Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu serving delicious food with French cooking techniques, offering brunch, lunch and dinner service. Patio seating is available.” They celebrated their 2nd Anniversary in September. “The ingredients are fresh and organic and come from local farmers. Nicolas Eatery strives to provide their guests with the best experience. The menu is designed to allow guests to customize their orders as they please.” Proprietor Nicolas Fanucci is our guest.

“Jonathan Club is a private social club with a rich history. Founded in 1895, the Club’s diverse member base enjoys fine dining, athletics and wellness facilities, spa services, social events and award shows. With two locations — one in downtown Los Angeles and one on the Santa Monica beach — Jonathan Club offers its members the very best of Southern California, and so much more.” As part of Jonathan Club’s long commitment to giving back to the community they are hosting the Michelin Stars Under the Stars fundraiser benefiting The Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP) on Friday evening, October 22nd at the original Town Club facility in Downtown Los Angeles. The headlining Chef is Dominique Crenn of the 3 Michelin Star Altier Crenn in San Francisco. The coordinating chef for the festivities is Jonathan Club’s Executive Chef Andreas Roller who joins us with a preview.

“Marino Ristorante is deeply rooted in Hollywood since the late 1950’s when Ciro (Mario to friends) Marino landed in Hollywood and has ever since had generations of the who’s who in the movie, record, art, political and business L.A. community at his tables. Today it is still proudly family-owned and given its warm welcome flavor by the second generation of Marinos, Mario in the dining room and brother Sal in the kitchen.” Executive Chef & Co-Proprietor Sal Marino is our guest with fresh Farmers Market heirloom tomatoes in hand.

Our own Chef Andrew Gruel of the Slapfish Restaurant Group provides another timely and informative “Ask the Chef” segment where Chef Andrew responds to listeners thoughtful inquiries. It’s National Seafood Month. Chef Andrew explains why that’s a cause for celebration.

All of this and heaping helpings of extra deliciousness on this week’s not-to-miss show!

Shachi Mehra of ADYA

“The Orange County Asian and Pacific Islander Community Alliance (OCAPICA) brings back its “Tastemakers of Orange County” fundraising event on Wednesday, October 13 in the Julianne and George Argyros Plaza at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa. Nearly two dozen local chefs will celebrate the Asian and Pacific Islander community, culture, and heritage by providing guests the opportunity to indulge in one-of-a-kind Asian and Pacific Island-inspired dishes. Proceeds from tickets sold for this event benefit OCAPICA to support mental health, health, workforce, youth in education, and civic engagement opportunities for low-income families throughout Orange County.”

“In addition to the food tastings, guests will have the opportunity to enjoy beverages by Gaviña Coffee, 7 Leaves Café, Firestone Walker 805, and Sierra Nevada. The celebration at Argyros Plaza will also include entertainment, a silent auction and opportunity drawing for guests to enjoy. Tickets are available to the public for $135 for VIP, which allows early entry at 6 p.m.; and $95 for General Admission from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. More information and tickets can be found here.”

“Established in 1997, the Orange County Asian and Pacific Islander Community Alliance (OCAPICA) is a community-based nonprofit organization providing free services to those in need in Orange County. OCAPICA staff speak 26 languages, including American Sign Language, and serve more than 40,000 community members a year. Program services include, health, mental health, youth education, workforce development, and civic engagement.”

Participating Chef Shachi Mehra of ADYA and OCAPICA’s Sora Tanjasiri join us with all the delectable details.

Chris King of Star Lane Vineyard

Dierberg Estate Vineyard and Star Lane Vineyard were founded in 1996. Owners Jim and Mary Dierberg started this project with the intent of creating World-Class wines from three different AVA’s in Santa Barbara County. They began by planting vineyards in both Santa Maria Valley and at the beautiful Star Lane Ranch in Happy Canyon. Finally, with the addition of the Drum Canyon Vineyard in Sta. Rita Hills, Jim and Mary were able to accomplish their goal of crafting unique, terroir-driven wines that capture the best of these three distinctive sites.”

“Under the Dierberg label, the focus is on the delicate and elegant Burgundian varietals; whereas, at Star Lane, the focus is on the more robust and powerful Bordeaux varieties. Their dedication to producing the highest quality wines can be seen from the care in the vineyards, through the winemaking process, to the wine in your glass!”

Winemaker Tyler Thomas started with Dierberg and Star Lane Vineyards in the Summer of 2013. His affinity with the Central Coast started early, with his first full-time harvest job, at Fiddlehead Cellars. Though his career later steered him up to Sonoma, his return has been welcomed. “The entire valley made its imprint on me back then as I sampled vineyards in both Happy Canyon and Sta. Rita Hills.””

“Thomas is responsible for the day-to-day details of winemaking, from harvest to the final blending of the wines. He completed his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Botany at Colorado State University, and received a masters in Viticulture and Enology at U.C. Davis.”

“The Dierberg’s and Star Lane Vineyards’ Tasting Room (by Appointment only) is located on their Sta. Rita Hills property, Drum Canyon Vineyard. Set towards the back of the property on Drum Canyon Road, the Tasting Room offers a flight of 5 wines featuring Dierberg • Star Lane wines for $25.”

“This tasting showcases the incredible diversity of their three estate vineyards located in Santa Barbara County. The unique climates of each of the three vineyards allows Dierberg & Star Lane to produce: Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, and Syrah.”

“Star Lane Vineyard itself is a Private Estate and is available for privately hosted tours and tastings by appointment only. The curated Estate Tour and Tasting Experience showcases the splendor of the Santa Ynez Valley and offers a behind-the-scenes look at the magic and beauty of the Star Lane Vineyard, Winery & Caves. The 120-minute signature journey begins with a tour of Dierberg’s expansive wine-making facility where guests will experience awe-inspiring views of one of Santa Barbara County’s most historic private ranches.”

Dierberg Estate Vineyard’s and Star Lane Vineyard’s Hospitality Director, Chris King, joins us to uncork all that is Star Lane Vineyard and Dierberg Estate Vineyard.

Nicolas Fanucci of Nicolas Eatery in Malibu

Nicolas Eatery is a family-run restaurant located on Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu serving delicious food with French cooking techniques, offering brunch, lunch and dinner service. Patio seating is available.” On-site parking is available. They celebrated their 2nd Anniversary in September.

“The ingredients are fresh and organic and come from local farmers. Nicolas Eatery strives to provide their guests with the best experience. The menu is designed to allow guests to customize their orders as they please. “After all, you are the one eating it, and we are here to serve you.””

Born and raised in Cannes France, Proprietor Nicolas Fanucci grew up surrounded by his large Franco-Italian family. A lunch or a dinner at his home was always an experience. Without surprise, he entered the hospitality business in his late teens starting to work from the bottom and learn his craft from the best in the business.”

“Nicolas has worked for more than three decades in numerous landmark European and American establishments including Roger Verge’s, Le Moulin de Mougin, Chef Alain Ducasse’s Le Louis XV, Ninety Park Lane in London, La Grenouille and Le Cirque 2000 in New York City.”

Nicolas previously served as a General Manager for The French Laundry in Yountville. Most recently, Nicolas was the General Manager at Bouchon Bistro in Beverly Hills (now sadly departed.)

Nicolas Fanucci is our guest.

Andreas Roller of the Jonathan Club

Jonathan Club is a private social club with a rich history. Founded in 1895, the Club’s diverse member base enjoys fine dining, athletics and wellness facilities, spa services, social events and award shows. For over a century, Jonathan Club has long reflected the warm and inviting character of southern California, making it an exceptional place its members could truly call a home away from home. With two locations — one in downtown Los Angeles and one on the Santa Monica beach — Jonathan Club offers its members the very best of Southern California, and so much more.”

As part of Jonathan Club’s commitment to generously giving back to the community they are hosting the Michelin Stars Under the Stars fundraiser benefiting The Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP) on Friday evening, October 22nd at the Town Club facility in Downtown Los Angeles. The headlining Chef is Dominique Crenn of the 3 Michelin Star Altier Crenn in San Francisco. The coordinating chef is Jonathan Club’s Executive Chef Andreas Roller. Also in the esteemed chefs’ brigade that evening are Josiah Citrin (Melisse,) Gary Menes (Le Comptoir) and Pastry Chef Donald Wressell (Guittrard Chocolate Co.) Chef Roller joins us with an enticing preview.

Chef Andrew Gruel of the Slapfish Restaurant Group

Our own Chef Andrew Gruel of the Slapfish Restaurant Group provides another timely and informative “Ask the Chef” segment where Chef Andrew responds to listeners thoughtful inquiries.

It’s National Seafood Month. Chef Andrew explains why that’s a cause for celebration.

Podcasts

Segment One: Show Preview with Executive Producer & Co-Host Andy Harris
Segment Two: Preview of “Tastemakers of Orange County” Benefit for OCAPICA
Segment Three: Dierberg Estate Vineyard and Star Lane Vineyard, Santa Barbara County Part One
Segment Four: Dierberg Estate Vineyard and Star Lane Vineyard, Santa Barbara County Part Two
Segment Five: Nicolas Eatery, Malibu, with Proprietor Nicolas Fanucci
Segment Six: Executive Chef Andreas Roller, Jonathan Club, Los Angeles
Segment Seven: Co-Host Chef Andrew Gruel of the Slapfish Restaurant Group with “Ask the Chef”